While creating an OpenVPN server you should think what you are going to use it for.

Long story short

Use tap for a layer 2 vpn, tun for a layer 3.


Tap is a virtual eth interface and, you will be able to put the interface tap0 into a bridge:

apt-get install bridge-utils  
brctl addbr br0  
brctl addif br0 tap0 eth0  


Tun is for a direct IP connection between two points.

Link to official OpenVPN page.