OVS… its simple really!
It’s taken me almost a week to figure out how they expect the OVS networking to work, and no one explains its simple. So heres a 30 second explanation that will actually make sense.
You have 3 openvswitch bridges, br-int, br-ex and br-tun.
The VM all get ports on br-int, br-ex is used for actual network traffic and br-tun is used for the tunnel interfaces between instances.
OpenVSwitch creates flow rules with virtual patch cables between br-ex and br-int to provide connectivity.
Add your physical interfaces to br-ex, create a management port with type internal so linux can add ips to it. In the below example we use load balancing to combine 2 nics for redundancy.
Commands to build this configuration:
What it should look like:
[root@s2138 ~]# ovs-vsctl show