[ovs-discuss] open vswitch traffic through ethernet switches

ahmad numan numan252 at gmail.com
Thu May 12 20:11:52 UTC 2011

Below is my topology.
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Without switch the bridge configuration works fine and two machine ping each
other. As I configure bridge on two machines connected through switch, there
is no successful ping between machines. without configuring the bridge the
both machines ping each other. pinging stops as i add eth0 of any machine to
open vswitch bridge.  Please note that FC 13 means fedora core 13 and the
network is same with network mask

Ahmed Bilal

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 9:10 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 02:59:18PM +0500, ahmad numan wrote:
> > I configured a bridge using open vswitch on two machines connected
> directly
> > with each other via cross cable. I assigned an ip to bridge and the
> machines
> > are pinging. Then i configured bridge on two machines connected with each
> > other through ethernet switch on same network  but they are not pinging
> > after bridge configuration (more precisely when i add ethernet port of
> any
> > machine to bridge). My question is that whether open vswitch bridge
> traffic
> > can be passed through ethernet switches without any special configuration
> on
> > switch or not. If it can pass through the switch then why two machines
> are
> > not pinging in my topology.
> There's nothing special about Ethernet traffic generated by Open
> vSwitch.  Your setup sounds reasonable, and should work.  If you
> supply more details of your configuration, we can help you debug it.
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