[ovs-discuss] Different types of ports that can be attached

Radhakrishnan, Sharmila sharmila.radhakrishnan at intel.com
Thu Mar 19 11:10:13 UTC 2015

Hi All,

I wanted to understand, what are the different types of OVS ports that can be attached to a OVS bridge and what is the significance of each? This type is mentioned as part of the add-port command in the type parameter:

ovs-vsctl add-port testsw1 ns2iface1 -- set Interface ns2iface1 type=internal

I have seen tap,vxlan,gre,internal,patch amount the type of ports specified. I want to understand the difference between them and if there are any more ports available.

Thanks in advance.


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