[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:


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:


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


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


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


--The Open vSwitch Team

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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