[ovs-discuss] Use OVS without VM

Justin Pettit jpettit at nicira.com
Mon Dec 10 09:01:42 UTC 2012

Please keep this on the list.

Yes, moving the IP address to the bridge is covered in the FAQ:


If you want to bridge the traffic, I imagine you want to attach something else to the bridge, like another interface such as eth1.


On Dec 10, 2012, at 12:58 AM, Игорь Рыжов <idryzhov at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you for answer. I installed OVS, then:
> ovs-vsctl add-br br0
> ovs-vsctl add-port br0 eth0
> and my internet connection disappeared.
> I found that i can put my IP on br0 (ifconfig br0 and remove IP from eth0 (ifconfig eth0 but it didn't solve the problem. Can you help me with that?
> 2012/12/10 Justin Pettit <jpettit at nicira.com>
> That works fine.  You can just create a bridge and then attach your physical devices to it (e.g., eth0 and eth1).  OVS doesn't really make a distinction between physical and virtual interfaces.
> --Justin
> On Dec 9, 2012, at 10:57 PM, Игорь Рыжов <idryzhov at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The standart use of OVS is to connect host adapters with OVS and connect OVS with virual machines adapters. But I want to use OVS as a layer between host and host's adapters. I didn't find anything about this way of OVS use. Can anybody explain how to do that or provide some links?
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