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Package openvswitch

Open vSwitch daemon/database/utilities


Open vSwitch provides standard network bridging functions and
support for the OpenFlow protocol for remote per-flow control of

Version: 3.3.0

See also: openvswitch-test, openvswitch-testcontroller.

General Commands

ovsdb-client command-line interface to ovsdb-server(1)
ovsdb-server Open vSwitch database server
ovsdb-tool Open vSwitch database management utility

File Formats

ovsdb Open vSwitch Database (File Formats)


ovs-actions OpenFlow actions and instructions with Open vSwitch extensions
ovs-fields protocol header fields in OpenFlow and Open vSwitch
ovsdb Open vSwitch Database (Overview)
ovsdb-server Open vSwitch Database Server Protocol

System Administration

ovs-appctl utility for configuring running Open vSwitch daemons
ovs-ctl OVS startup helper script
ovs-dpctl administer Open vSwitch datapaths
ovs-kmod-ctl OVS startup helper script for loading kernel modules
ovs-ofctl administer OpenFlow switches
ovs-parse-backtrace parses ovs-appctl backtrace output
ovs-pki OpenFlow public key infrastructure management utility
ovs-vsctl utility for querying and configuring ovs-vswitchd
ovs-vswitchd Open vSwitch daemon
vtep-ctl utility for querying and configuring a VTEP database