[ovs-discuss] Connecting physical hosts to openvswitch

Flavio Leitner fbl at redhat.com
Tue Nov 11 03:46:29 UTC 2014

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 07:37:10PM -0800, shruti rao wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to create a network topology using Openvswitch and Opendaylight
> controller. I have OpenvSwitch (v2.3) installed on Ubuntu machine and
> OpenDaylight installed on another host machine.
> OpenvSwitch IP- Address:
> OpenDaylight IP - Address:
> I have two other Ubuntu machines with IP addresses and
> which I want to connect via the OpenvSwitch. These machines are connected
> to each other via a hub switch(linksys etherfast 3124).
> My configuration on OpenvSwitch is as follows:
>      Bridge "br0"
>           Controller "tcp:10.0.01:6633"
                            ^^^^^^^ The IP address is wrong.

>                   is_connected: true
>           Port "port1"
>                   Interface "port1"
>                          type: gre
>                          options: {remote_ip=""}
>           Port "br0"
>                   Interface "br0"
>                          type: internal
>           Port "port2"
>                   Interface "port2"
>                          type: gre
>                          options: {remote_ip=""}
> I am unable to get the hosts to communicate with the openvswitch.

You created port1 and port2 as GRE ports.  So, I presume the
other side of each port has a GRE port too, right?


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