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Tuesday, May 20 • 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Virtual Switching Technologies and Linux Bridge - Toshiaki Makita, NTT Open Source Software Center

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In a virtualized environment with KVM, most guests use virtual switches to communicate with other systems. Linux bridge is one of major technologies to realize it. Open vSwitch, macvtap and a NIC embedded switch can also be used. Recently, Linux bridge got some new features useful for virtualization, such as vlan filtering, fdb controlling, etc.

This presentation will give an overview of virtual switching technologies and an introduction to features in Linux bridge and others; what they are, how to use them, and what can be achieved by them.


Toshiaki Makita

Linux kernel engineer, NTT Open Source Software Center
Toshiaki Makita works for NTT Open Source Software Center (NTT OSSC), where he has been providing technical support for Linux kernel. He used to be a research and development engineer focusing on Ethernet VPN at NTT West, which is a regional carrier in NTT group. He has been an active... Read More →

Tuesday May 20, 2014 4:20pm - 5:10pm

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