ovn-ctl man page

ovn-ctl ā€” Open Virtual Network northbound daemon lifecycle utility

Synopsis

ovn-ctl [options] command

Description

This program is intended to be invoked internally by Open Virtual Network startup scripts. System administrators should not normally invoke it directly.

Commands

start_northd

start_controller

start_controller_vtep

stop_northd

stop_controller

stop_controller_vtep

restart_northd

restart_controller

restart_controller_vtep

promote_ovnnb

promote_ovnsb

demote_ovnnb

demote_ovnsb

status_ovnnb

status_ovnsb

Options

--ovn-northd-priority=NICE

--ovn-northd-wrapper=WRAPPER

--ovn-controller-priority=NICE

--ovn-controller-wrapper=WRAPPER

-h | --help

File Location Options

--db-sock=SOCKET

--db-nb-file=FILE

--db-sb-file=FILE

--db-nb-schema=FILE

--db-sb-schema=FILE

--db-sb-create-insecure-remote=yes|no

--db-nb-create-insecure-remote=yes|no

--ovn-controller-ssl-key=KEY

--ovn-controller-ssl-cert=CERT

--ovn-controller-ssl-ca-cert=CERT

--ovn-controller-ssl-bootstrap-ca-cert=CERT

Address and Port Options

--db-nb-sync-from-addr=IP ADDRESS

--db-nb-sync-from-port=PORT NUMBER

--db-nb-sync-from-proto=PROTO

--db-sb-sync-from-addr=IP ADDRESS

--db-sb-sync-from-port=PORT NUMBER

--db-sb-sync-from-proto=PROTO

Configuration Files

Following are the optional configuration files. If present, it should be located in the etc dir

ovnnb-active.conf

If present, this file should hold the url to connect to the active Northbound DB server

tcp:x.x.x.x:6641

ovnsb-active.conf

If present, this file should hold the url to connect to the active Southbound DB server

tcp:x.x.x.x:6642

ovn-northd-db-params.conf

If present, start_northd will not start the DB server even if --ovn-manage-ovsdb=yes. This file should hold the database url parameters to be passed to ovn-northd.

--ovnnb-db=tcp:x.x.x.x:6641 --ovnsb-db=tcp:x.x.x.x:6642

Example Usage

Run ovn-controller on a host already running OVS

# ovn-ctl start_controller

Run ovn-northd on a host already running OVS

# ovn-ctl start_northd

All-in-one OVS+OVN for testing

# ovs-ctl start --system-id="random"

# ovn-ctl start_northd

# ovn-ctl start_controller

Promote and demote ovsdb servers

# ovn-ctl promote_ovnnb

# ovn-ctl promote_ovnsb

# ovn-ctl --db-nb-sync-from-addr=x.x.x.x --db-nb-sync-from-port=6641 demote_ovnnb

# ovn-ctl --db-sb-sync-from-addr=x.x.x.x --db-sb-sync-from-port=6642 demote_ovnsb

Info

ovn-ctl Open vSwitch 2.8.1 Open vSwitch Manual