Talk:QEMU with Open vSwitch network

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Confused about Open vSwitch

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Thanks for this article! I'm impressed on how far opensource has come with virtualisation with KVM/QEMU by now and openvswitch for me is the missing puzzle tile.

But I'm also a bit confused since in this article I am told to activate <*> Open vSwitch in the kernel but if I have and go on to emerge net-misc/openvswitch it tells me * CONFIG_OPENVSWITCH: should not be set.. But it is set...

So what's the right way and why are only kernels up to 4.8 supported by net-misc/openvswitch?

Thanks a lot — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tazinblack (talkcontribs) 07:51, 22 February 2017‎

I use this successfully with sys-kernel/gentoo-kernel 5.11.2 and CONFIG_OPENVSWITCH=m. Emerge did not complain about CONFIG_OPENVSWITCH for me. (net-misc/openvswitch 2.14.1)

I skipped all the "bridge controller" stuff from the tutorial, since my version does not have /etc/init.d/ovs-controller. It's working fine without. I replaced the "ovs-controller" dependency in the openrc script with "ovsdb-server"

SigHunter (talk) 12:58, 7 March 2021 (UTC)