I created a logical network on one of my OVS 3.1 servers, but I'm not sure how to use it. I already have a standard network created for my VMs but I thought that I could use a logical network for the VMs on one physical server to all talk to each other more efficiently. I just don't know how to make that actually happen.
After I created the logical network my VMs on that server all created an eth1 device. I haven't done anything to further configure eth1 on those VMs and I'm not sure what I should do. Has anyone used a logical network in OVS effectively?
Here's an example of the ifconfig output for eth1 on one of my VMs:
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:F6:AA:00:19
inet6 addr: fe80::221:f6ff:feaa:19/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:100 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:27 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:6600 (6.4 KiB) TX bytes:5927 (5.7 KiB)
My understanding is that you would go into Networking, and select the network where these servers all exist... and remove the VM role from that project. Then you can add these servers to the new network.
But you may not be able to do that with the servers up.