[ovs-discuss] Permanent MAC on Internal Interfaces

Nick Couchman Nick.Couchman at seakr.com
Thu Sep 9 21:08:54 UTC 2010

>>> On 2010/09/09 at 15:07, Jesse Gross <jesse at nicira.com> wrote: 
> On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Nick Couchman <Nick.Couchman at seakr.com> wrote:
>> Another question to throw out there...per my previous post, I have an 
> internal interface (vi0) for my Linux system that actually picks up the IP 
> address.  Right now, it seems as though the MAC address gets randomly 
> regenerated at every boot.  Is there a way to assign a permanent MAC address? 
>  I knew how to do it in the pre-ovsdb days, but not sure what the command is 
> for ovs-vsctl using ovsdb.
> Yes, by default the MAC of additional internal interfaces are randomly
> generated.  To specify a MAC:
> ovs-vsctl set interface NAME mac="XX\:XX\:XX\:XX\:XX\:XX"
> Note that you'll have to escape the colons.

Ah...the escapes!  Great - thanks!

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