Open vSwitch on Proxmox

by wbk | October 27, 2019 10:59 pm

Since Open vSwitch (ovs) and Linux bridging can’t mix,[1] it is advised to switch to ovs before creating a whole lot of bridges.

# apt install openvswitch-switch

In networking of the node, I deleted vmbr0 of type=linux bridge, and added a new bridge vmbr0 of type ovs bridge. Proxmox likes to reboot after that, perhaps a restart of networking had been enough. Only restarting openvswitch-switch was not enough.

A presentation on an Open vSwitch conference suggested to edit two files:

The first is already set in /etc/default/lxc. The file lxc-net does not exist (though it is referenced in the lxc file).

The second file is almost empty, it has only the line ‘lxc.net.0.type = empty’.

Adding a new container uses vmbr0 by default; now I don’t know whether that is because I named the new bridge the same as the old one, or because OVS is being used by default.

Anyway: the container asked for a DHCP lease and received it from the router.

Endnotes:
  1. can’t mix,: https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Open_vSwitch#Overview

Source URL: https://online.osba.nl/blog/2019/10/27/open-vswitch-on-proxmox/