Inter-node VM networks using Open vSwith patch ports?

SwampRabbit

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My apologies if this is covered in another thread somewhere, I did search.

I am researching a way of easily connecting server VMs on one node to client VMs on another when using Open vSwitch. I was able to find instructions for connecting two OVS bridges using patch ports, but this seemed for if both OVS bridges were on the same node, and it used the ovs-vsctl commands.

Where I am struggling is understanding how to implement this the Debian way via /etc/network/interfaces.
I am using https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs/blob/master/debian/openvswitch-switch.README.Debian

Has anyone attempted this or knows if it is not possible?

Any thoughts or suggestions on how to tackle this scenario?

Net_Diagram.jpg

Thank you in advance for any help
 

Richard

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I am researching a way of easily connecting server VMs on one node to client VMs on another when using Open vSwitch. I was able to find instructions for connecting two OVS bridges using patch ports, but this seemed for if both OVS bridges were on the same node, and it used the ovs-vsctl commands.

According to the diagram the solution seems simple: add in each host the physical NIC connected to the "green cable" to the OVS bridge.
 

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