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Package ovn

Open Virtual Network support


OVN, the Open Virtual Network, is a system to support virtual network
abstraction. OVN complements the existing capabilities of OVS to add
native support for virtual network abstractions, such as virtual L2 and L3
overlays and security groups.

Version: 24.03.2

See also: ovn-central, ovn-host, ovn-vtep.

General Commands

ovn-detrace convert “ovs-appctl ofproto/trace” output to combine OVN logical flow information.

File Formats



ovn-architecture Open Virtual Network architecture

System Administration

ovn-appctl utility for configuring running OVN daemons
ovn-ctl Open Virtual Network northbound daemon lifecycle utility
ovn-debug Open Virtual Network debug tool
ovn-ic-nbctl Open Virtual Network interconnection northbound db management utility
ovn-ic-sbctl Open Virtual Network interconnection southbound db management utility
ovn-nbctl Open Virtual Network northbound db management utility
ovn-sbctl Open Virtual Network southbound db management utility
ovn-trace Open Virtual Network logical network tracing utility