Solved: Open vSwitch and persistent MAC addresses

In my previous post I discussed a problem I was having setting a persistent MAC address on an OVS bridge device. It looks like the short answer is, "don't use ip link set ..." for this purpose.

You can set the bridge MAC address via ovs-vsctl like this:

ovs-vsctl set bridge …
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Fedora and OVS Bridge Interfaces

I run OpenStack on my laptop, and I've been chasing down a pernicious problem with OVS bridge interfaces under both F19 and F20. My OpenStack environment relies on an OVS bridge device named br-ex for external connectivity and for making services available to OpenStack instances, but after rebooting, br-ex was …

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Flat networks with ML2 and OpenVSwitch

Due to an unfortunate incident involving sleep mode and an overheated backpack I had the "opportunity" to rebuild my laptop. Since this meant reinstalling OpenStack I used this as an excuse to finally move to the ML2 network plugin for Neutron.

I was attempting to add an external network using …

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Show OVS external-ids

Sun 19 January 2014 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags openstack openvswitch

This is just here as a reminder for me:

An OVS interface has a variety of attributes associated with it, including an external-id field that can be used to associate resources outside of OpenVSwitch with the interface. You can view this field with the following command:

$ ovs-vsctl --columns=name,external-ids …
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