[ovs-discuss] Running OVS with VLAN tagged ports inside a ESXi host

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Mon Dec 17 02:53:44 UTC 2012

On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 12:22:21AM +0100, Endre Karlson wrote:
> Hi, is this feasable to do? I'm trying to run some servers inside of a ESXi
> host that uses a OpenvSwitch with VLAN tagged ports. I've tagged the port
> group with 4095 in the ESXi host and then inside the VM I do:
> ovs-vsctl add-br br-virtual
> ovs-vsctl add-port br-virtual eth1
> ovs-vsctl add-port br-virtual vlan61 tag=61 -- set Interface vlan61
> type=internal
> ifconfig vlan61 172.16.59.X/24
> But if I try to get traffic going on the vlan61 interface all I can get
> going is L2 traffic, L3 is jammed. And I know there's hosts there that's up
> and running because I have 2 physical nodes on the same VLAN using the
> method described above and they work perfectly.
> Though the funny bit is if I setup the VLAN interface using
> vconfig add eth1 61
> ifconfig eth1.61 172.16.59.X/24

Did you read the VLAN section of the FAQ?

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