[ovs-discuss] ovs-vsctl using ovsdb-client

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Thu Jan 5 15:21:18 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jan 05, 2017 at 05:52:27PM +0530, Shravan S K wrote:
> I checked with -vjsonrpc, it shows the series of RPC methods that were
> called along with the parameters.
> I feel it is difficult/cumbersome to configure OVS using ovsdb-client. Are
> there any other methods/workarounds for this?

Yes.  You can use ovs-vsctl.  That is its purpose.

> Just to clarify, we can configure OVS remotely using 2 ways:
> 1) Using ovs-vsctl by SSHing to the host with OVS
> 2) Using ovsdb-client over TCP port 6640.
> Am I right ? Are there any other methods possible?

Use ovs-vsctl over TCP port 6640, e.g. via the --db option.

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