[pve-devel] working on ifupdown2 openvswitch addon

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Mon Feb 17 15:41:39 CET 2020

On 2/17/20 1:56 PM, Alexandre DERUMIER wrote:
>>> Yay !
>>> A bit too busy right now, but can't wait to test all your SDN plugins.
> I need beta testers, so if you have some time to test, tell me , I'll send you gui patches and doc

As said, I'm open to integrate the gui also, with a "experimental" title
and if only shown once pve-network is installed. This way you'd reach a
lot more people open for testing easier, as it does not requires them to
apply patches and build packages them self or download unsigned packages :)

>>> BTW, is there still advantages for OVS bridges over standard linux bridges once your SDN stuff is out ? IIUC, most tunneling can be done with standard (vlan-aware) Linux bridges. So, what's left for >>OVS ?
> I think only dpdk, but it's not implemented in proxmox currently. (and this need a lof of tuning, with hugepages, vhost-user interfaces,....)
> I still waiting for xdp implementation for bridge :)
> But for all others thing, you can do it with classic linux interfaces (vxlan , gre, ipip tunnel ) , bridge, vlan-aware bridge, qinq, ...
> Still don't understand why some users want ovs currently ;)  (no userland = no problem , trust the kernel :)

me too, ideally pve-network would replace the crude OVS implementation completely
and allow to depreacate it some time in the future (wishful thinking, I know ^^) 

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