[ovs-discuss] VXLAN support in OVS 2.5.0

Scott Lowe scott.lowe at scottlowe.org
Wed Jan 11 06:29:19 UTC 2017

Please see my response inline, prefixed with [SL].

On 01/10/2017 09:50 PM, Shravan S K wrote:
> 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?

[SL] I don't know if it's possible for Mininet to set up VXLAN; that's a
question best asked on a Mininet-related forum.

As for whether it can be done on a single host, I suppose if you were to
use 2 separate bridges for physical connectivity along with 2 separate
bridges for the tunnels, it might work. I've never tried it, though, so
this is just conjecture.

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


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