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Monday, June 19 • 13:35 - 14:05
The Open vSwitch and OVN Projects [E] - Justin Pettit, VMware & Ben Pfaff, Open vSwitch Project

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Open vSwitch (OVS) is a multilayer open source virtual switch. OVS is designed to enable massive network automation through programmatic extension, while still supporting standard management interfaces. OVN is a new network virtualization project that brings virtual networking to the Open vSwitch user community. OVN includes logical switches and routers, security groups, and L2/L3/L4 ACLs, implemented on top of a tunnel-based overlay network.

In this presentation, we will provide an overview of the current state of the projects and their future plans, such as:

- The current state of the Linux, DPDK, and Hyper-V ports
- A status update on a portable BPF-based datapath
- The latest stateful and OpenFlow features available in OVS
- Performance and debugging enhancement to OVN
- OVN features under development such as ACL logging and encrypted tunnels


Justin Pettit

Lead Developer, Open vSwitch & OVN, VMware
Justin Pettit is a lead developer on the Open vSwitch and OVN projects. He was a founding employee at Nicira and is currently working at VMware. Prior to Nicira, Justin worked at three successful startups focused on network security. While completing his Master’s degree in Computer... Read More →

Ben Pfaff

Principal Engineer, VMware
Ben Pfaff is a lead developer of the Open vSwitch project. He was a co-creator of OpenFlow and led the development effort of the original OpenFlow reference implementation. He was a founding employee at Nicira and is currently at VMware. He received his PhD from Stanford University... Read More →

Monday June 19, 2017 13:35 - 14:05 HKT
Room 310
  Networking & Orchestration, Operations