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Re: [Xen-API] XCP 1.1 OVS and active-backup mode seeing traffic on both interfaces
Thank you. Why was active-backup architected to accept packets on all
interfaces? Depending on your physical architecture that has the
potential to play havoc with the ARP tables in the switches.
I'll try installing a newer version of OVS tomorrow.
Thanks again. I really appreciate your help.
On Sun, 22 Jan 2012, Ben Pfaff wrote:
Yes, you can install a newer version of OVS on XCP. The
instructions you need are in INSTALL.XenServer.
I wouldn't say that active-backup bonding in XCP 1.1 is
"useless". It works fine in many use cases, just not in yours.
Thank you. Now the question is, can a newer version of OVF be
installed into XCP 1.1? If not active-backup bonding in XCP 1.1 is
On Sat, 21 Jan 2012, Ben Pfaff wrote:
I'm seeing traffic on both interfaces of an active-backup bond. This
is a bond of eth0 and eth1 with both management and vm traffic. Given
the requirement that a bonded management interface be in active-backup
mode and since balance-slb doesn't work unless the ports are connected
to the same switch (or stack) I have the bond in active-backup mode:
The version of OVS in XCP 1.x accepts incoming packets on all
interfaces of active-backup bonds. We changed this behavior in
newer versions of OVS.
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