ComparloCategory: TechnologyWhat is the difference between OVS and Linux Bridge ?
Faisal Abdul Gaffoor asked 1 year ago

{“lhsI”:”OVS “,”rhsI”:”Linux Bridge “}

1 Answers
José Macedo, Student answered 1 year ago

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Karim MRabie, ICT Consultant | Mobility Expert replied 1 year ago

Hello Jose, Does VMware use OVS for their Commercial Solution?

José Macedo, Student replied 1 year ago

If you mean VMware NSX, let me tell you a little bit about the story. When Nicira Networks was acquired by VMware for $1.26B, they got Nicira NVP (Network Virtualization Platform), which manages vswitches and hardware switches. Now, NSX is the continuation of NVP with security capabilities. You can imagine this like a hierarchy. But, taking this reference: https://thenewstack.io/vmware-hands-oversight-open-vswitch-linux-foundation/ VMware has its official distributions for ovs.