Marcin,Numan,Lance:

I really appreciate all the assistance that you have given me thus far. I
wanted to circle back on this topic, even though I sense I know what the
answer will be. ;) My Networking team keeps insisting that they want to
control DHCP from their side however yet still be able to create virtual
Layer 2 networks within oVirt. I understand that it sounds like OVN was
never meant for this kind of configuration. In the setup that we currently
have going for the most part Linux boxes are working if we set the MTU to
be lower around 1400, however with the Windows boxes we are getting very
strange behavior, sometimes we have to set the MTU low to as 1000, but then
the next day 1200 works. We aren't fully sure if it's just some strange
windows issue with the driver or what.

One question that was asked of me was if OVS/OVN supports like PMTUD, MTU
Protocol discovery? Also I'm suspecting if was to configure oVIRT to use
Neutron using OVS I would encounter the same issues I have now with the MTU
if they are trying to do DHCP from a virtual appliance on the network?

Any other comments or suggestions that you can provide on this?

Thanks again.

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 7:14 AM, Numan Siddique <nusid...@redhat.com> wrote:

> Hi Devin,
>
> Below is one example of creating dhcp options and associating them with
> logical ports using ovn-nbctl commands. Please see the links shared by
> Lance for more details.
>
> Lets say you have a network with cidr - 10.0.0.0/24.
>
> One example would be
>
> $ovn-nbctl dhcp-options-create 10.0.0.0/24
>
> Run the command ovn-nbctl dhcp-options-list and store the uuid of it in
> any variable (DHCP_UUID)
> Now create the dhcp options for this DHCP_UUID just created.
> There are 4 dhcp options which needs to be defined (they are mandatory)
>   - server_id
>   - server_mac
>      -  router
>      - lease_time
>
> since you want to add mtu option as well, you can add the dhcp options as
>
> $ovn-nbctl dhcp-options-set-options $DHCP_UUID  server_id=10.0.0.1
> server_mac=00:00:00:00:00:10 router=10.0.0.1 lease_time=3600 mtu=1400
>
> The above is just an example. You can see the dhcp options set by running
> $ovn-nbctl dhcp-options-get-options $DHCP_UUID
>
>
> ​The dhcp options defined here have no value unless you associate these
> with the logical switch port.
>
> $ovn-nbctl lsp-set-dhcpv4-options $LPORT_NAME $DHCP_UUID​
>
> Suppose if you have 3 logical ports - lp1, lp2 and lp3, you can associate
> it as
> $ovn-nbctl lsp-set-dhcpv4-options lp1 $DHCP_UUID​
> $ovn-nbctl lsp-set-dhcpv4-options lp2 $DHCP_UUID​
> $ovn-nbctl lsp-set-dhcpv4-options lp3 $DHCP_UUID​
>
>
> Please let us know if you have any more questions.
>
> You can refer to this blog to get some more inner details of how native
> DHCP is supported in ovn - https://numansiddiqueblog.
> wordpress.com/2016/08/09/native-dhcp-support-in-ovn/
>
> Thanks
> Numan
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 7:28 PM, Lance Richardson <lrich...@redhat.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Devin,
>>
>> This blog posting does a good job of explaining how to configure OVN
>> DHCP support:
>>
>>     http://blog.spinhirne.com/2016/09/an-introduction-to-ovn-routing.html
>>
>> The ovn-nb man page lists the DHCP options that can be provided, including
>> mtu:
>>
>>     http://openvswitch.org/support/dist-docs/
>> ​​
>> ovn-
>> ​​
>> nb.5.html <http://openvswitch.org/support/dist-docs/ovn-nb.5.html>
>>
>> And the ovn-nbctl man page has details about the command-line interface
>> for setting DHCP options:
>>
>>     http://openvswitch.org/support/dist-docs/ovn-nbctl.8.html
>>
>> I have very little experience using OVN's DHCP support, I've copied Numan
>> in case I've left anything out.
>>
>>     Lance
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Marcin Mirecki" <mmire...@redhat.com>
>> > To: "Devin Acosta" <de...@pabstatencio.com>
>> > Cc: "users" <Users@ovirt.org>, "Lance Richardson" <lrich...@redhat.com>
>> > Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 4:35:51 AM
>> > Subject: Re: oVirt / OVN / MTU
>> >
>> > Devin,
>> >
>> > oVirt does not currently support changing external network mtu from
>> within
>> > ovirt (it rather relies on the provider handling this internally).
>> >
>> > If you are using OVN DHCP (have subnets defined for a network), you can
>> > modify the OVN DHCP options directly in the OVN database.
>> > I have never actually tested this myself, but looking at the OVN
>> > documentation, it should do the job on the ports.
>> >
>> > The standard OVN way to do so is to use the "ovn-vsctl set DHCP_Options
>> ..."
>> > command.
>> > (Unfortunately as I am trying it now it tells me that modifying
>> DHCP_Options
>> > is not supported)
>> > Alternatively, you can use the OVS python API (let me know if you need
>> any
>> > help on this).
>> >
>> > Lance,
>> > Would changing the dhcp:options:mtu suffice?
>> > Could you please comment on how to modify the DHCP MTU using the OVN cmd
>> > line?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Marcin
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > > From: "Devin Acosta" <de...@pabstatencio.com>
>> > > To: "Marcin Mirecki" <mmire...@redhat.com>, "users" <Users@ovirt.org
>> >,
>> > > "Lance Richardson" <lrich...@redhat.com>
>> > > Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 1:20:59 AM
>> > > Subject: Fwd: oVirt / OVN / MTU
>> > >
>> > > Marcin / Lance,
>> > >
>> > > Not sure if the list was working correctly, I couldn't see that my
>> message
>> > > below made it to the list. If I need to change the MTU settings for
>> OVN /
>> > > OpenVSwitch to something lower than 1500, what is the best way to do
>> this?
>> > > We noticed that some instances (ie: Windows 2012R2) are having issues
>> with
>> > > the default MTU of 1500, I think there is an issue at the upper
>> layers, and
>> > > we can get it to work if we manually set the MTU on the instance to
>> say
>> > > 1400. Is there an easy way to do this so that any VM's that come up
>> > > automatically get MTU of 1400?
>> > >
>> > > Devin
>> > >
>> > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> > > From: Devin Acosta <de...@pabstatencio.com>
>> > > Date: Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 2:02 PM
>> > > Subject: oVirt / OVN / MTU
>> > > To: users <Users@ovirt.org>
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > We are running oVirt 4.0.5 and we have OVN working to provide a
>> Virtual
>> > > Layer 2 network. We are noticing that because the OVN is using Geneve
>> and
>> > > between all the firewalls and networks it crosses we are running into
>> an
>> > > MTU issue. What is the best suggested way to lower say the entire OVN
>> > > network to say MTU of 1400, and also allow for fragmenting packets?
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > >
>> > > Devin Acosta
>> > > Red Hat Certified Architect, LinuxStack
>> > > 602-354-1220 <(602)%20354-1220> || de...@linuxguru.co
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > >
>> > > Devin Acosta
>> > > Red Hat Certified Architect, LinuxStack
>> > > 602-354-1220 <(602)%20354-1220> || de...@linuxguru.co
>> > >
>> >
>>
>
>


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Devin Acosta
Red Hat Certified Architect, LinuxStack
602-354-1220 || de...@linuxguru.co
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