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Open vSwitch

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CentOS KVM installation

This installation procedure was tested with CentOS 6.4 and openvswitch version 1.9. Openvswitch required some custom patches to work with the kernel version supplied with CentOS 6.4, these patches are at the bottom of this page.

Base installation

CentOS 6.4 Basic Server

Install Virtualization tools

yum groupinstall Virtualization "Virtualization Client" "Virtualization Platform" "Virtualization Tools"

Verify Installation. The following packages should be installed

  • hypervkvpd.x86_64 0:0-0.9.el6
  • libguestfs.x86_64 1:1.16.34-2.el6
  • libvirt.x86_64 0:0.10.2-18.el6_4.3
  • libvirt-client.x86_64 0:0.10.2-18.el6_4.3
  • python-virtinst.noarch 0:0.600.0-15.el6
  • qemu-kvm.x86_64 2:0.12.1.2-2.355.0.1.el6.centos.2
  • virt-manager.x86_64 0:0.9.0-18.el6
  • virt-top.x86_64 0:1.0.4-3.15.el6
  • virt-viewer.x86_64 0:0.5.2-18.el6_4.2

Modify libvirt configuration

Edit /etc/libvirt/libvirtd.conf

		listen_tls = 0
		listen_tcp = 1
		tcp_port = "16059"
		auth_tcp = "none"
		mdns_adv = 0

Edit /etc/sysconfig/libvirtd

		LIBVIRTD_ARGS="--listen"

Start libvirtd

  • /etc/init.d/libvirtd start
  • /etc/init.d/libvirtd status

Verify installation:

  # virsh capabilities

Should list two guest tags with os_type hvm

Build and install openvswitch:

Install build requirements:

     # yum install rpmdevtools openssl-devel kernel-devel gcc redhat-rpm-config

Build packages:

     # mkdir -p ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES
     # curl -O http://openvswitch.org/releases/openvswitch-1.9.0.tar.gz
	 # cp openvswitch-1.9.0.tar.gz ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES
	 # cp centos64-openvswitch.patch ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES
	 # tar -xzf openvswitch-1.9.0.tar.gz
	 # cd openvswitch-1.9.0
	 # patch -p1 < ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES/centos64-openvswitch.patch
	 # rpmbuild -bb rhel/openvswitch.spec
	 # rpmbuild -bb -D "kversion `uname -r`" rhel/openvswitch-kmod-rhel6.spec

Install openvswitch:

    # yum install ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64/kmod-openvswitch-1.9.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64/openvswitch-1.9.0-1.x86_64.rpm
    # echo 'blacklist bridge' >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    # reboot

Verify installation

    # lsmod |grep openvswitch
    # ovs-vsctl -V

Network design:
cloudbr0 (Management, Storage)
ip: 172.16.10.10/24
gateway: 172.16.10.1
eth0 (physical port, no vlans)

cloudbr1 (Guest, Public)
eth1 (physical port, vlan trunk)
ip: none

Configure network interfaces:

   /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
	DEVICE=eth0
	BOOTPROTO=none
	IPV6INIT=no
	NM_CONTROLLED=no
	ONBOOT=yes
	TYPE=OVSPort
	DEVICETYPE=ovs
	OVS_BRIDGE=cloudbr0

   /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1
	DEVICE=eth1
	BOOTPROTO=none
	IPV6INIT=no
	NM_CONTROLLED=no
	ONBOOT=yes
	TYPE=OVSPort
	DEVICETYPE=ovs
	OVS_BRIDGE=cloudbr1

   /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-cloudbr0
	DEVICE=cloudbr0
	ONBOOT=yes
	DEVICETYPE=ovs
	TYPE=OVSBridge
	BOOTPROTO=static
	IPADDR=172.16.10.10
	GATEWAY=172.16.10.1
	NETMASK=255.255.255.0
	HOTPLUG=no

   /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-cloudbr1
	DEVICE=cloudbr1
	ONBOOT=yes
	DEVICETYPE=ovs
	TYPE=OVSBridge
	BOOTPROTO=none
	HOTPLUG=no

   /etc/sysconfig/network
    NETWORKING=yes
	HOSTNAME=testkvm1
	GATEWAY=172.10.10.1

Install cloudstack-agent

	# yum install cloudstack-agent

Edit /etc/cloudstack/agent/agent.properties

    network.bridge.type=openvswitch
    libvirt.vif.driver=com.cloud.hypervisor.kvm.resource.OvsVifDriver

Now add the host to cloudstack.

centos64-openvswitch.patch

diff -ru openvswitch-1.9.0-clean/datapath/linux/compat/include/linux/etherdevice.h openvswitch-1.9.0/datapath/linux/compat/include/linux/etherdevice.h
--- openvswitch-1.9.0-clean/datapath/linux/compat/include/linux/etherdevice.h   2013-02-26 21:25:37.000000000 +0100
+++ openvswitch-1.9.0/datapath/linux/compat/include/linux/etherdevice.h 2013-04-25 10:45:09.942027933 +0200
@@ -4,16 +4,4 @@
 #include <linux/version.h>
 #include_next <linux/etherdevice.h>

-#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(2,6,36)
-static inline void eth_hw_addr_random(struct net_device *dev)
-{
-       random_ether_addr(dev->dev_addr);
-}
-#elif LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(3,4,0)
-static inline void eth_hw_addr_random(struct net_device *dev)
-{
-       dev_hw_addr_random(dev, dev->dev_addr);
-}
-#endif
-
 #endif
diff -ru openvswitch-1.9.0-clean/datapath/linux/compat/include/linux/if_vlan.h openvswitch-1.9.0/datapath/linux/compat/include/linux/if_vlan.h
--- openvswitch-1.9.0-clean/datapath/linux/compat/include/linux/if_vlan.h       2013-02-26 21:25:37.000000000 +0100
+++ openvswitch-1.9.0/datapath/linux/compat/include/linux/if_vlan.h     2013-04-25 10:44:33.270023182 +0200
@@ -55,38 +55,4 @@
 #define VLAN_TAG_PRESENT       VLAN_CFI_MASK
 #endif

-#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(3,3,0)
-static inline void vlan_set_encap_proto(struct sk_buff *skb, struct vlan_hdr *vhdr)
-{
-       __be16 proto;
-       unsigned char *rawp;
-
-       /*
-        * Was a VLAN packet, grab the encapsulated protocol, which the layer
-        * three protocols care about.
-        */
-
-       proto = vhdr->h_vlan_encapsulated_proto;
-       if (ntohs(proto) >= 1536) {
-               skb->protocol = proto;
-               return;
-       }
-
-       rawp = skb->data;
-       if (*(unsigned short *) rawp == 0xFFFF)
-               /*
-                * This is a magic hack to spot IPX packets. Older Novell
-                * breaks the protocol design and runs IPX over 802.3 without
-                * an 802.2 LLC layer. We look for FFFF which isn't a used
-                * 802.2 SSAP/DSAP. This won't work for fault tolerant netware
-                * but does for the rest.
-                */
-               skb->protocol = htons(ETH_P_802_3);
-       else
-               /*
-                * Real 802.2 LLC
-                */
-               skb->protocol = htons(ETH_P_802_2);
-}
-#endif
 #endif /* linux/if_vlan.h wrapper */
diff -ru openvswitch-1.9.0-clean/datapath/linux/compat/include/linux/skbuff.h openvswitch-1.9.0/datapath/linux/compat/include/linux/skbuff.h
--- openvswitch-1.9.0-clean/datapath/linux/compat/include/linux/skbuff.h        2013-02-26 21:25:37.000000000 +0100
+++ openvswitch-1.9.0/datapath/linux/compat/include/linux/skbuff.h      2013-04-25 10:43:21.167021697 +0200
@@ -245,10 +245,4 @@
 }
 #endif

-#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(2,6,40)
-static inline void skb_reset_mac_len(struct sk_buff *skb)
-{
-       skb->mac_len = skb->network_header - skb->mac_header;
-}
-#endif
 #endif
diff -ru openvswitch-1.9.0-clean/rhel/openvswitch-kmod-rhel6.spec openvswitch-1.9.0/rhel/openvswitch-kmod-rhel6.spec
--- openvswitch-1.9.0-clean/rhel/openvswitch-kmod-rhel6.spec    2013-02-26 21:25:52.000000000 +0100
+++ openvswitch-1.9.0/rhel/openvswitch-kmod-rhel6.spec  2013-04-25 10:40:41.039023915 +0200
@@ -22,6 +22,7 @@
 Source0:        %{oname}-%{version}.tar.gz
 BuildRoot:      %(mktemp -ud %{_tmppath}/%{name}-%{version}-%{release}-XXXXXX)
 BuildRequires:  %kernel_module_package_buildreqs
+Patch0:                centos64-openvswitch.patch

 # Without this we get an empty openvswitch-debuginfo package (whose name
 # conflicts with the openvswitch-debuginfo package for OVS userspace).
@@ -43,6 +44,7 @@
 %prep

 %setup -n %{oname}-%{version}
+%patch0 -p1

 %build
 for flavor in %flavors_to_build; do
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