[ovs-discuss] OVS configure problem| ovs-vsctl database connection failed (No such file or directory)

jacywang at mail.ustc.edu.cn jacywang at mail.ustc.edu.cn
Wed Mar 25 08:38:23 UTC 2015

Hello, everyone.

I'm new to OVS, and I installed OVS2.3.1 in my ubuntu12.04LTS system. I followed all the instructions in https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs/blob/master/INSTALL.Debian.md. But the problem is the server is working with var/run/openvswitch/db.sock
by default(as following)

root at mininet:/home/mininet# ps -ef | grep ovs                                                    
root      2867     1  0 16:07 ?        00:00:00 ovsdb-server: monitoring pid 2868     (healthy)                                                                                                               
root      2868  2867  0 16:07 ?        00:00:00 ovsdb-server /etc/openvswitch/conf.db -vconsole:emer -vsyslog:err -vfile:info --remote=punix:/var/run/openvswitch/db.sock --private-key=db:Open_vSwitch,SSL,private_key --certificate=db:Open_vSwitch,SSL,certificate --bootstrap-ca-cert=db:Open_vSwitch,SSL,ca_cert --no-chdir --log-file=/var/log/openvswitch/ovsdb-server.log --pidfile=/var/run/openvswitch/ovsdb-server.pid --detach --monitor
root      2872     1  0 16:07 ?        00:00:00 ovs-vswitchd: monitoring pid 2873 (healthy)                                                                                                                                                                                    
root      2873  2872  0 16:07 ?        00:00:00 ovs-vswitchd unix:/var/run/openvswitch/db.sock -vconsole:emer -vsyslog:err -vfile:info --mlockall --no-chdir --log-file=/var/log/openvswitch/ovs-vswitchd.log --pidfile=/var/run/openvswitch/ovs-vswitchd.pid --detach --monitor

while ovs-vsctl command is always trying to connect with /usr/local/var/run/openvswitch/db.sock, thus raising the following error:
root at mininet:/home/mininet# ovs-vsctl show
ovs-vsctl: unix:/usr/local/var/run/openvswitch/db.sock: database connection failed (No such file or directory)

Does anyone know how to configure this?


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