Open vSwitch Documentation

How the Documentation is Organised

The Open vSwitch documentation is organised into multiple sections:

  • Installation guides guide you through installing Open vSwitch (OVS) and Open Virtual Network (OVN) on a variety of different platforms
  • Tutorials take you through a series of steps to configure OVS and OVN in sandboxed environments
  • Topic guides provide a high level overview of OVS and OVN internals and operation
  • How-to guides are recipes or use-cases for OVS and OVN. They are more advanced than the tutorials.
  • Frequently Asked Questions provide general insight into a variety of topics related to configuration and operation of OVS and OVN.

First Steps

Getting started with Open vSwitch (OVS) or Open Virtual Network (OVN) for Open vSwitch? Start here.

Getting Help