A bite of virtual linux networking

In this post we shall be discussion about various network components and their corresponding Linux virtual counterparts. Bridges Switches basically provide the following functionality Mac learning: As switch receive packets on their interface they map the interface id/port number to the¬†source mac address of the all packets received on that…

L2 connectivity in OpenStack using OpenvSwitch mechanism driver

L2 connectivity is the most basic requirement in a network. All cloud platforms allow users to create subnets. Subnets are L2 segments to which the servers attach their interfaces to and start sending and receiving traffic. Servers on the same L2 segment can reach each other directly. They only need…