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OVS as replacement of Linux bridge
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Let's investigate possibility to replace Linux Bridge with Open vSwitch
This will benefit VyOS in many ways


Difficulty level
Hard (possibly days)
Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close
Is it a breaking change?
Behavior change

Event Timeline

syncer triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Dec 21 2017, 9:57 PM

It's a good idea to use OVS as Linux bridge, which means that vyos can use OVS to provide better management and more support features in bridge management, or even use vyos as an excellent switch to run and manage its complex functions, or provide a docking interface with SDN to transform the network!

I have been thinking about a problem. OVS can work in SDN controller mode. However, if OVS works in SDN controller mode, whether router related functions related to routing configuration will fail. If someone wants to implement it, then whether SDN switching control mode and non SDN related modules need exclusive processing to prevent conflicts should be considered.

If you think about it carefully, maybe for vyos, if you don't consider supporting SDN, then Linux bridge is a good choice.

dmbaturin set Is it a breaking change? to Unspecified (possibly destroys the router).
dmbaturin changed Difficulty level from Unknown (require assessment) to Hard (possibly days).Jan 27 2021, 6:34 PM
dmbaturin changed Is it a breaking change? from Unspecified (possibly destroys the router) to Behavior change.