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

Endre Karlson endre.karlson at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 10:05:14 UTC 2012


Yes, but I'm still unsure of what's really wrong.

Endre.

2012/12/17 Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com>

> 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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