[ovs-discuss] can we use open switch in virtual machine?

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Fri Apr 19 15:43:51 UTC 2013


cales?

On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 08:25:08AM +0200, Luca Prete wrote:
> With vmware (but I think this is valid with every other instrument)
> just pay attention to use the hypervisor switches that connects hosts
> to OVS as two port hubs (repeaters), the so called promiscuous
> mode. They have to act as cales, not as switches!
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Luca P.
> 
> Il giorno 18/apr/2013, alle ore 19:10, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> ha scritto:
> 
> > On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 11:38:41AM +0800, kernel wrote:
> >>    Can we use the open switch in virtual machine?such as KVM,one vm
> >>    named vosm use Ovs act as bridge,other vms named vmgroupa connect
> >>    to the bridge,then ,another vm connect the vosm vm to manage the
> >>    Vmgroupa's net traffic.thanks.
> > 
> > You can use Open vSwitch in a virtual machine.  It isn't very useful
> > that way for ordinary switching, because you still have to have another
> > virtual switch outside the virtual machine to connect the VM to other
> > VMs.
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