[ovs-announce] Open vSwitch 1.2.0 and 1.1.2 Available

Justin Pettit jpettit at nicira.com
Wed Aug 3 23:44:16 PDT 2011


The Open vSwitch team is pleased to announce the release of Open vSwitch 1.2.0:

   http://openvswitch.org/releases/openvswitch-1.2.0.tar.gz

This release contains many new features, bug fixes and scalability improvements.

Feature highlights of 1.2.0 include:

   * New abstraction layer to make better use of switching ASICs
   * Packaging for Red Hat (RHEL) 5.6 and 6.0
   * Datapath support for Linux kernels up to 3.0
   * And many others.  See the full change log here:

         http://openvswitch.org/releases/ChangeLog-1.2.0

A hardware porting guide is available in the PORTING file of the distribution and available for on-line viewing:

         http://openvswitch.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=openvswitch;f=PORTING;hb=branch-1.2

In addition to the 1.2.0 release, we've also released 1.1.2:

   http://openvswitch.org/releases/openvswitch-1.1.2.tar.gz

The 1.1.2 release only contains bug fixes for 1.1.1.  Thank you to those who reported bugs and sent in fixes.

Enjoy!

--The Open vSwitch Team

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Open vSwitch is a production quality, multilayer open source virtual switch.  It is designed to enable massive network automation through programmatic extension, while still supporting standard management interfaces.  Open vSwitch can operate both as a soft switch running within the hypervisor, and as the control stack for switching silicon. It has been ported to multiple virtualization platforms and switching chipsets.




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