[ovs-discuss] Linking multiple VM with remote OVS

Farrow, Paul pwfarr at essex.ac.uk
Mon Sep 10 17:13:26 UTC 2012


I managed to get it all working using your tip of using gretap instead of standard gre tunnelling, thanks for your help Jesse

-----Original Message-----
From: Farrow, Paul 
Sent: 07 September 2012 15:44
To: 'Jesse Gross'
Cc: discuss at openvswitch.org
Subject: RE: [ovs-discuss] Linking multiple VM with remote OVS

Ok, thanks for the tip, I will give it a go and let you know how it turns out.

Thanks for the help.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jesse Gross [mailto:jesse at nicira.com] 
Sent: 06 September 2012 16:37
To: Farrow, Paul
Cc: discuss at openvswitch.org
Subject: Re: [ovs-discuss] Linking multiple VM with remote OVS

On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 3:46 AM, Farrow, Paul <pwfarr at essex.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi, thanks again for the help and the quick reply.
>
> I tried using GRE support built into OVS but I think I am using it in the wrong way, as I do not have an OVS at the remote host; this is because I just want to connect multiple remote hosts to a single OVS running on a remote VM.
>
> To give a bit more info, this is what im doing:  I am using the gre built into OVS on the central machine running the only OVS in the system, but on the remote hosts I am using the iptunnel functionality built into linux to create the other end of the tunnel. Will this work?

It should work as long as you use "gretap" as the type on the Linux side.

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