[systemd-devel] systemd-networkd and openvswitch?

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon May 18 07:29:08 PDT 2015

On Sat, 16.05.15 13:39, Marc Haber (mh+systemd-devel at zugschlus.de) wrote:

> Hi,
> is there any possibility to nicely integrate openvswitch to a system
> that runs systemd-networkd? While I understand that there does not
> currrently seem to be native openvswitch support in systemd-networkd,
> maybe somebody has written unit files to bring up the openvswitch
> before systemd-networkd kicks in?
> The reason I am trying to do this is that openvswitch is advertised as
> being capable to switch an entire dot1q VLAN trunk through to a VM,
> something that a standard Linux bridge doesn't seem to do.
> Any comments about this?

I don't know ovs that well, but as I mentioned before: if they have an
OK API I think it might make sense to add native ovs support to
networkd (and nspawn).


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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