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

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Thu Mar 19 13:27:32 UTC 2015

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 11:10:13AM +0000, Radhakrishnan, Sharmila wrote:
> 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.

See ovs-vswitchd.conf.db(5).

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