add ovs-vsctl to sudoers file

Bug #816754 reported by dan wendlandt on 2011-07-27
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nova (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The diablo-3 release of nova now includes the option to use Open vSwitch in addition to the Linux Bridge for VM networking.

As a result, the nova code now calls the "ovs-vsctl" utility using sudo, so I believe this means that ovs-vsctl should be added to the nova sudoers file (

ovs-vsctl is essentially the Open vSwitch equivalent of brctl . Thanks.

dan wendlandt (danwent) wrote :

to be precise, unbuntu's apt-get seems to install ovs-vsctl in: /usr/sbin/ovs-vsctl

Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

Hi dan, thanks for taking the time to file this bug report. Marking Medium importance as it only affects users choosing open vSwitch

Changed in nova (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nova - 2011.3~d3-0ubuntu1

nova (2011.3~d3-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
  * debian/* Dont restart upstart jobs if nova
    is misconfigured.
  * debian/rules: Dont start upstart jobs when installing
  * debian/copyright: Update copyright info. (LP: #8150051)
  * debian/control: Update VCS info.
  * debian/control, debian/nova_sudoers: Suggest openvswitch-swich
    and add ovs-vsctl to sudoers file. (LP: #816754)
 -- Chuck Short <email address hidden> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:41:02 -0400

Changed in nova (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
dan wendlandt (danwent) wrote :


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