[ovs-discuss] using OVS as distributed switch

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Tue Sep 21 17:33:19 UTC 2010


On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 02:30:13PM +0200, benco wrote:
> I'm wondering how to use OVS in distributed setup. I have a couple of Xen
> hypervisors and want to migrate VMs between them - of course together with
> network settings, VLAN IDs, etc. My first idea is to use one ovsdb-server
> and connect ovs-vswitchd instances running on each hypervisor to it. Is this
> kind of setup supported by current version of OVS? I't not very clear from
> existing documentation.

INSTALL.Linux says this:

    Before starting ovs-vswitchd itself, you need to start its
    configuration database, ovsdb-server.  Each machine on which Open
    vSwitch is installed should run its own copy of ovsdb-server.

How can I make this clearer?




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