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asked 2017-11-20 03:52:30 -0500

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Hi, I am trying to understand neutron networking and packet flow. I came across the below show diagram

I need to understand why is there a need for tap interface in connection of vm with linux bridge can't we use veth pair for this directly

also whats the use of linux bridge in between of ovs and vm

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answered 2017-11-20 16:19:06 -0500

The tap device is created by qemu to connect the VM to the network. You can see it by running

virsh list
virsh domiflist VM-NUMBER-OR-NAME

The bridge is required to implement the firewall around the instance using iptables rules.

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