[ovs-discuss] VXLAN support in OVS 2.5.0

Shravan S K sra9449 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 04:50:36 UTC 2017

I am asking if that can be done on a single physical host having OVS.
Say, as mininet creates bridges which act as switches. Can vxlan be setup
using Mininet?


On 10 January 2017 at 23:33, Scott Lowe <scott.lowe at scottlowe.org> wrote:

> Please see my response below.
> On 01/10/2017 02:26 AM, Shravan S K wrote:
> > Is it possible to create a VXLAN setup using just bridges created by
> > OVS? (using ovs-vsctl to create these bridges,ports and vxlan config)
> >
> > vm01-------------------|             |------------------vm03
> >                           br1-------br2
> > vm02-------------------|             |-------------------vm04
> Yes, this is possible. On each hypervisor where OVS is running and where
> you have VMs you'd like to connect over VXLAN tunnels, create a bridge
> ("br-tun", for example). Create and configure a VXLAN port appropriately
> on br-tun on each hypervisor, and then connect your VMs. You should be
> good to go. My website has an example of doing this with GRE; VXLAN
> should be nearly identical.
> Hope this helps,
> --
> Scott
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