I'm working a new sdn module for proxmox 6.0 , it'll be possible to configure virtual network (aka datacenter level configured bridge) with vlan or vxlan.
I'm also looking to implement vxlan with evpn-bgp for 6.1 (each proxmox host have an anycast ip (same ip on each proxmox host bridge), the gateway of the vms), with full layer3 routing stack.
I have write some doc to manually configure vxlan in /etc/network/interfaces
but my new sdn module will auto-configure this for you.
That’s very cool!
At the moment we are still in testing phase with PVE but something keeps always coming back to “Keep IT Simple”.
It may be that oVS could be enough to get the job done.
With over 4000 vLans available that’s a lot of clients on a single cluster that can have a private network.
Thanks for the link I’ll have a look over the documentation when I get a min.
What are your expectations with the module availability will it be ready for production in v6 or still in testing.
Would this be exposed via API so that it could be automated?
some years ago yes, but now linux kernel support 100% vxlan. (thanks to cumulus linux for the implementation).Interesting I thought oVS was a requirement for vxlan, is this not the case?
We are a VMware house and vDS is the same as oVS with vxlan overlay.
I'm a contributor on proxmox, and need this feature for my company. (we are going to full vxlan next year on top of a layer3 network).So are you part of the ProxMox team or is this a side project?
some years ago yes, but now linux kernel support 100% vxlan. (thanks to cumulus linux for the implementation).
The only part missing in debian was the config management in /etc/network/interfaces,
but thanks to cumulus linux again, we have now ifupdown2 package which manage a lot of new network features
(I'm not a big fan of ovs
I'm a contributor on proxmox, and need this feature for my company. (we are going to full vxlan next year on top of a layer3 network).
I don't like to maintain patch in a side project, so I'm pushing to implement this officialy in proxmox.
(So yes, it'll be official, and some code is already commited for proxmox6)
Hi Spirit.. Do you have the code available for testing? We've been looking to VXLAN paired up with PVE for the past few months. Great to know you're working on it and there's a path for native integration with the next release.
it's not yet ready, and I'll don't have time to finish it for proxmox 6.0. (I'm targetting proxmox 6.1)
I have already write some doc to do it manually in /etc/network/interfaces with ifupdown2
no sorry.Hi Spirit
if doing this manually will Proxmox pick up the config once its in 6.1?
I'm patient and can wait if its slotted for end of year or even early next year, would prefer to get it right from the get go for a smoother roll out.
thanks for replying
thats cool and as mentioned i'm super happy to wait, have lots of experience with VMware VXLAN and am very aware of the intricacies of the technology and how it functions, no rush to manually start down a path which could end up in down time at the end of the day for clients when production environment comes around.
happy to help with anything i can be of assistance with (my knowledge is limited but happy to help where i can) - sing out if you need anything.
looking forward to the final release.
have an awesome day.