[ovs-discuss] question about "ovs-vsctl list-br" on XenServer 5.6FP1
neil.mckee at inmon.com
Fri Jul 1 14:51:53 PDT 2011
On Jul 1, 2011, at 2:35 PM, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 01, 2011 at 02:32:01PM -0700, Neil McKee wrote:
>> What does it mean for a bridge to appear in "ovs-vsctl list-br" that
>> does not then also appear in "ovs-vsctl list bridge"?
> Those are "VLAN bridges" or "fake bridges", see ovs-vsctl(8) under
> "Linux VLAN Bridging Compatibility".
>> I ran into this problem on a XenServer 5.6FP1 system. The bridge
>> "xapi1" appeared in the first list ("list-br") but not in the second
>> one ("list bridge").
> Yes, xapi1 is a VLAN bridge.
>> I'm looking for a reliable and universal way to get the list of
>> bridges that can be given an sFlow config. Should I avoid "list-br"
>> and just parse the more verbose "list bridge" output instead?
> The latter is better, yes. You can use "ovs-vsctl --bare --
> --columns=name list bridge" if that makes parsing easier.
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