[ovs-discuss] Openvswitch and NetworkManager

Alexander Witte alexander.witte at baicanada.com
Sun Nov 18 12:58:48 UTC 2018


Thanks Timothy!  Appreciate it.

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> On Nov 18, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Timothy Redaelli <tredaelli at redhat.com> wrote:
> 
> On Sat, 17 Nov 2018 19:38:21 +0000
> Alexander Witte <alexander.witte at baicanada.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi!
>> 
>> 
>> Brace yourself for a noob question-
>> 
>> 
>> Im working through a guide on setting up OVS on Fedora 29 (Desktop).  By default the system uses Network Manager (I had to manually install the network-scripts package to get the network.service).  I've read that the plan is to solely use Network Manager in the near future.
>> 
>> 
>> Does OVS play nice with Network Manager; do you foresee/are there issues running NetworkManager with OVS?
> 
> Hi,
> there is a preliminary support to manage OVS bridges inside
> NetworkManager itself (NetworkManager-ovs Fedora package) [1].
> 
> The official openvswitch package for Fedora 29 and Fedora Rawhide has
> the "legacy network service support" in the
> "network-scripts-openvswitch" package that is installed, by default,
> only if you have the network-scripts package installed.
> 
> Moreover Network Manager should not interfere with interfaces not
> created or managed by it and so you should be able to create and manage
> OVS interfaces manually without any problem, if you want to do that.
> 
> [1]
> https://developer.gnome.org/NetworkManager/unstable/nm-openvswitch.html


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