Usually I don’t publish a post on every new project I create, but in this case I believe a lot of people can find it helpful in their learning process. So for the junior networking folks out there, or folks who just enjoy learning more about networking, you might want to take a look on the following page:
Basically, it’s a collection of networking videos and slides on a variety of computer networking subjects (sdn, ovs, neutron, openflow, general networking concepts, etc.).
This post turned out to be much longer than I planned. So I decided to split it into two posts.
This part covers:
- Simple scenario walkthrough (connecting a virtual machine through ovs bridge to the internet)
- Basic commands ( add/delete bridge, add/delete ports, show configuration, etc)
The second part covers:
- Components (ovsdb-server, ovs-vswitch, ovs kernel module)
- Utilities (ovs-vsctl, ovs-ofctl, ovs-appctl, etc)
- Modes (normal & flow)
What is Open vSwitch?
Open vSwitch is a multilayer software/virtual switch used to interconnect virtual machines in the same host and between different hosts.