[ovs-discuss] Docker and OVS

Gurucharan Shetty shettyg at nicira.com
Tue Sep 8 14:39:08 UTC 2015


On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 7:37 AM, Abhishek Verma
<abhishekv.verma at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Guru,
>
> Thanks for this.
>
> Does this mean that i can run OVS inside docker containers and can they then
> communicate with each other? So if i am running 2 docker containers on the
> same host then will i then be running two OVS instances -- one inside each
> container?

No. I did not mean to say that. You can run OVS outside docker
containers and have OVS/OVN provide networking.


>
> Cheers, Abhishek
>
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 8:04 PM, Gurucharan Shetty <shettyg at nicira.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> If you want to use OVS with Docker's released versions without a
>> control plane, you will have to use something like this:
>> https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs/blob/master/utilities/ovs-docker
>>
>> If you want to use OVS with Docker's libnetwork (which is still
>> experimental and the api's will likely change based on this week's
>> discussions around ipam), there is work going on to provide OVN as the
>> control plane.
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 7:23 AM, Abhishek Verma
>> <abhishekv.verma at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Can i use OVS to connect two docker containers? Is there some work
>> > happening
>> > in that direction?
>> >
>> > Thanks, Abhishek
>> >
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