[ovs-discuss] VxLAN kernel module.

Pravin Shelar pshelar at nicira.com
Thu Mar 12 23:04:26 UTC 2015

On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 2:29 AM, Sudipto Biswas
<sbiswas7 at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> Hi Pravin, Fan Du,
> Appreciate your help.
> To conclude, for VxLAN to work on Kernel 3.10 - do I need to explicitly load
> the vxlan.ko and then re-build OVS to make use of it?
> I can see that CONFIG_VXLAN is set to 'm'
> Do I need to re-build OVS to use this module? (after i have used modprobe to
> load it?) Shouldn't the OVS install process take care of loading the VxLAN
> kernel module by itself?

No need to re-build. on 3.10 kernel, OVS vxlan should work without
vxlan module. OVS has checks to determine if the vxlan module has
required features available. If all required feature are in the module
then only OVS uses it.

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