[ovs-discuss] Problem while creating bond in open vswitch

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Wed Mar 11 02:42:23 UTC 2015

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 08:28:07PM -0600, sandesh shrestha wrote:
> Dear All,
> My open vswitch configuration is pasted below. I want to create bond with
> s1-eth2,s1-eth3 and s1-eth4 but whenever I issue the command:
> ovs-vsctl add-bond s1 bond0 s1-eth2 s1-eth3 s1-eth4, I am getting an error.
> The error says: "ovs-vsctl: cannot create an interface named s1-eth2
> because a port named s1-eth2 already exists on bridge s1"
> Could you please tell me what's wrong with what I am doing ? I am trying to
> create a bond so the interfaces should already be there. Why is it trying
> to create the interfaces ?

Because that's how it works.  If you want a bond, don't create the
interfaces first.

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