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Re: [Xen-users] [XCP] XCP network and VLAN by Open vSwitch

  • To: Todd Deshane <todd.deshane@xxxxxxx>
  • From: Wei-Chih Chen <wcchen.tw@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 09:39:21 +0800
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Dear Todd,

Thank you!
You help me a lot.


On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 9:33 AM, Todd Deshane <todd.deshane@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 11:59 AM, Wei-Chih Chen <wcchen.tw@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have to choose one from the two:
> From openvswitch.org, Open vSwitch provides many features (such as NetFlow, Fine-grained min/max rate QoS) that original Linux network can not reach, because I do not see these features described in XenServer 5.6 FP1 Administrator Guide.
> It seems that Open vSwitch is more powerful.
> In my future environment, there may be a large number of hosts, and VMs need to migrate to another host with its original network settings (scalability and VM mobility issues).
> Management, performance and security are also important issues.
> In the consideration of the above requirements, Open vSwitch seems better for me. Or does anyone have other suggestions?

I think Open vSwitch-based solutions are what you are going to want to use.

I suggest that you also read up on OpenFlow and OpenStack

Here are some good resources:



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