[ovs-discuss] How to install OVS!

Sudipto Biswas sbiswas7 at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Mar 31 09:59:30 UTC 2015

On Monday 30 March 2015 07:28 PM, Amal KAMMOUN wrote:
> Hello!
> I tried to install openvswitch in a virtual machine but I failed!
> I followed this tutorial 
> https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs/blob/master/INSTALL.md 
> <https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs/blob/master/INSTALL.md> . 
> Everything is fine and I could create a bridge. But when I restart my 
> VM, I try to use the ovs-vsctl command. But I have " data base 
> connection failed".
> I try to start OVS with this commands : service openvswitch-switch 
> start and /etc/init.d/ovsdb-server start, but I failed.
You would have to configure OVS as a service if you'd like the service 
command to use IMO.
You could alternately start it via 
/usr/share/openvswitch/scripts/ovs-ctl start/restart
Check that you have both the ovsdb-server running on your machine to get 
over the database connection failed error.
> How can I install correctly openvswitch. I have to install it from 
> ubuntu packages? it is the same?
> Thank you.
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