[ovs-discuss] VXLAN support in OVS 2.5.0

Michael Ben-Ami mbenami at digitalocean.com
Fri Jan 13 18:40:30 UTC 2017


Thanks Joe, I'm looking at feasibility submitting a PR to mininet so that
it can natively accomplish exactly this.

On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 1:31 PM, Joe Stringer <joe at ovn.org> wrote:

> On 13 January 2017 at 08:20, Michael Ben-Ami via discuss
> <ovs-discuss at openvswitch.org> wrote:
> > I'm in a very similar boat as Shravan. The utility for me is to be able
> to
> > test flow sets on arbitrary mininet topologies that simulate real world
> > topologies that may or may not use VXLAN. The root cause as I see it is
> that
> > mininet must put all OVS bridges in the same namespace. This is probably
> an
> > OVS limitation not mininet. Has been discussed a little here:
> > https://mail.openvswitch.org/pipermail/ovs-discuss/2015-
> September/038543.html
>
> For what it's worth, I believe that this is a limitation for each OVS
> instance - each instance can only run bridges in the namespace it is
> running. If you ran multiple copies of OVS in different network
> namespaces / containers, it should work. (So would running the copies
> in different VMs)
>
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