[ovs-discuss] Getting to learn how OVS works.

dE de.techno at gmail.com
Mon Jul 17 13:23:29 UTC 2017


Hi,
     I was browsing through the documentation searching for the internal 
workings of OVS. It appears there are 2 levels of details that the OVS 
project provides about OVS --

1) Extreme -- 
http://docs.openvswitch.org/en/latest/tutorials/ovs-advanced/, 
http://docs.openvswitch.org/en/latest/topics/datapath/ etc...
2) In brief -- http://docs.openvswitch.org/en/latest/intro/install/, 
http://docs.openvswitch.org/en/latest/intro/what-is-ovs/, 
http://docs.openvswitch.org/en/latest/intro/why-ovs/

You can't jump from 1) to 2) or 2) to 1) without an intermediate 1.5) 
which explains things like --

What kind of bridge does OVS make? How does it behave?
The concept of ports and interfaces.
The 'controller' and where does it exist and how to build it (well 1st 
let's try to explain what this is in term of OVS).
The role of tunnels(like GRE) and how does OVS accomplish a single 
switch view using them.


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