[ovs-discuss] More than one mirror port on an ovs bridge

Daniel Spiekermann daniel.spiekermann at fernuni-hagen.de
Thu Feb 11 15:35:57 UTC 2016

Hi Ben,

Thx for your reply. It works perfect with your command. Now I have to find out the correct json syntax, but that should not be a problem via -vjsonrpc.


> Am 10.02.2016 um 19:23 schrieb Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org>:
>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 02:37:54PM +0100, Daniel Spiekermann wrote:
>> I have a short question regarding to the mirror ports. Is ist possible to install more than one mirror on an ovs bridge?
>> I have a system which hosts 5 vm, all of these vms are connected to br1. The interfaces are tap{1…5},
>> When I configure a mirror port (lets say tap4) to capture all traffic of tap1, I use this command:
>> ovs-vsctl -- set Bridge br1 mirrors=@m \
>> -- --id=@src get Port tap1 \
>> -- --id=@mir get Port tap4 \
>> -- --id=@m create Mirror name=ovs_mirror select-dst-port=@src select-src-port=@src output-port=@mir
>> The mirror is created successfully.
>> After that I try to create a second mirror on br1 with the same command, only changed tap1 to tap2 and tap4 to tap3 and the mirror-name. This mirror is created, too, but after that I miss my first mirror.
>> The created uuid of the mirror is different to the first one, so I think ovs isn’t able to handle more than one mirror port on a bridge at the same time?
> If you use commands similar to the above twice, the first mirror will be
> deleted because you set "mirrors" to just the second mirror.  If you
> want to add a mirror instead of setting all the mirrors, use:
>        add Bridge br1 mirrors @m
> instead.

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