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

dE de.techno at gmail.com
Mon Jul 17 14:43:11 UTC 2017


Ok so I guess I missed out the question and that is -- is there any 
document/reference/tutorial etc... which explains the mode of operation 
of OVS?


On 07/17/17 18:53, dE wrote:
> 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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