DocumentationAll documentation and manpages, generated from the source tree.
- Overview of functionality and components
- Building and Installing Open vSwitch
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Configuration Cookbook (overview of common configuration tasks)
- Open vSwitch advanced features tutorial and supporting files.
Instructions for Specialized Scenarios
- Building and installing Open vSwitch for Citrix XenServer
- Using Open vSwitch with KVM
- Using Open vSwitch without kernel support
- Using SSL/TLS for Open vSwitch control protocols
- Videos of kickoff session, dev walkthrough, and OpenDaylight overview.
- L4/L7 discussion led by Justin Pettit: Audio as MP3 (hosted by networkstatic.net).
- J. Pettit, J. Gross, B. Pfaff, M. Casado, S. Crosby, “Virtual Switching in an Era of Advanced Edges,” 2nd Workshop on Data Center - Converged and Virtual Ethernet Switching (DC-CAVES), ITC 22, Sep. 6, 2010. (slides)
- B. Pfaff, J. Pettit, T. Koponen, K. Amidon, M. Casado, S. Shenker, “Extending Networking into the Virtualization Layer,” HotNets-VIII, Oct. 22-23, 2009.
- T. Koponen, K. Amidon, P. Balland, M. Casado, A. Chanda, B. Fulton, I. Ganichev, J. Gross, N. Gude, P. Ingram, E. Jackson, A. Lambeth, R. Lenglet, S.-H. Li, A. Padmanabhan, J. Pettit, B. Pfaff, R. Ramanathan, S. Shenker, A. Shieh, J. Stribling, P. Thakkar, D. Wendlandt, A. Yip, and R. Zhang, “Network virtualization in multi-tenant datacenters,” USENIX NSDI 2014.
- B. Pfaff, J. Pettit, T. Koponen, E. J. Jackson, A. Zhou, J. Rajahalme, J. Gross, A. Wang, J. Stringer, P. Shelar, K. Amidon, M. Casado, “The Design and Implementation of Open vSwitch.” USENIX NSDI 2015. Selected as “best paper.” Slides.
- J. Pettit, “Open vSwitch and the Intelligent Edge,” OpenStack Summit, Atlanta, May 13, 2014.
- J. Pettit, “OVS Deep Dive,” OpenStack Summit, Hong Kong, Nov. 7, 2013.
- S. Horman, “An Introduction to Open vSwitch,” LinuxCon Japan, Yokohama, Jun. 2, 2011.
- J. Pettit “Debugging OVS,” Apr. 14, 2011.
- J. Pettit, J. Gross “Open vSwitch Overview,” Linux Collaboration Summit, San Francisco, Apr. 7, 2011.
- J. Pettit, “Open vSwitch: A Whirlwind Tour,” Mar. 3, 2011.
- B. Pfaff, "Open vSwitch: Past, Present, and Future," Mar. 20, 2013. Demo source.
- B. Pfaff, "Open vSwitch: Part 2," Sept. 23, 2014. Slides (PDF) and video.
- B. Pfaff, "Open vSwitch", Dec. 3, 2014, PDF.
- J. Pettit, R. Bryant, K. Mestery, “OVN: Open Virtual Network for Open vSwitch,” OpenStack Summit, Vancouver, May 19, 2015.
- B. Pfaff, "Open vSwitch and P4", June 4, 2015, PDF.
- Packet Pushers Show 219 - Open vSwitch Obtains Ludicrous Speed: hosts Ethan Banks and Greg Ferro interview Open vSwitch contributors Ben Pfaff, Justin Pettit, and Ethan Jackson about OVS performance past, present, and future.