[ovs-discuss] Connecting across NameSpaces using OVS Patch Ports - Docker

Gurucharan Shetty shettyg at nicira.com
Wed Apr 22 15:18:31 UTC 2015

On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 7:55 AM, Shanmugam Sundaram
<shanmugam.s at bizruntime.com> wrote:
> Hi Team,
> I'm using linux veth pairs to connect across network namespaces. Especially
> in Dockers.
> Is it possible to use Open vSwitch Patch ports to connect two OVS Bridges,
> that are in two different namespaces.
> Say, I have bridge 'ovs-docker' inside docker and 'ovs-host' in the host
> machine, can we connect these two bridges using OVS Patch ports
I don't think it is possible. A patch port is visible only to the
userspace process. So patch ports will only work if you have a single
ovs-vswitchd daemon that can see both the bridges.

> --
> regards,
> Shan
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