[pve-devel] [PATCH docs] pve-network: add short section explaining Open vSwitch
a.lauterer at proxmox.com
Wed Aug 28 10:10:35 CEST 2019
On 8/28/19 9:42 AM, Thomas Lamprecht wrote:
> On 27.08.19 16:31, Aaron Lauterer wrote:
>> On 8/27/19 12:27 PM, Christian Ebner wrote:
>>> Signed-off-by: Christian Ebner <c.ebner at proxmox.com>
>>> +In contrast to Linux virtual bridges, OVS bridges can carry multiple VLANs over
>>> +a sinlge bridge.
>> # this is not true. by now Linux bridges can be set to VLAN aware and thus reduce the use cases for the OVS quite a bit.
> With vlan-aware on you cannot do any VXLANs anymore, AFAIK, which OVS still can.
> But yes, in general that comment is not the full truth so maybe just omit it
> for now..
What if we put a subsection "Open vSwitch vs. Linux bridges" /
"Comparison to Linux bridges" at the beginning of the OVS section?
I think one or two paragraphs there could help people a lot to decide if
they even need OVS. Talking about the features and use cases. In which
situations the Linux Bridge is not enough anymore and OVS is needed.
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