These are the steps to set up a minimal virtual network based on OpenVSwith for the use with OpenNebula:

    1. Install packages:# apt-get install openvswitch-switch
    2. create file in /etc/sudoers.d/openvswitch, so that the oneadmin user can create virtual network components using the ovs-vsctl and ovs-ofctl commands:
      %oneadmin ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/ovs-vsctl
      %oneadmin ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/ovs-ofctl
    3. Do not map a physical device to the bridge device in the standard Linux network layer!your minimal network configuration in /etc/network/interfaces should look similar to this:
      auto lo etho br0
      iface lo inet loopback
      iface eth0 inet manual
      iface br0 inet dhcp

      This example uses a single physical interface. Extend for the use with multiple physical and/or bonded devices. But do no assign a physical device to the bridge. This is accomplished by OpenVirtualsSwitch in the next step.


  1. Configured the bridge, using the openvswitch commands: (example for the NIC eth0)
    # ovs-vsctl add-br br0
    # ovs-vsctl add-port br0 eth0
  2. Re-register your hosts with OpenVSwitch as network solution
  3. Re-create your virtual networks with ovswitch as type and decive via VLAN = YES/NO whether you want Isolation or not.Edit:(sage) Some clarification and reordering.