Distributions packaging Open vSwitch¶
This document lists various popular distributions packaging Open vSwitch. Open vSwitch is packaged by various distributions for multiple platforms and architectures.
The packaged version available with distributions may not be latest Open vSwitch release.
Debian / Ubuntu¶
You can use
aptitude to install the .deb packages and must
1. Debian and Ubuntu has
packages that includes the core userspace components of the switch. Extra
packages for documentation, ipsec, pki, VTEP and Python support are also
available. The Open vSwitch kernel datapath is maintained as part of the
upstream kernel available in the distribution.
2. For fast userspace switching, Open vSwitch with DPDK support is
bundled in the package
openvswitch-debuginfo rpm packages. You can install
package in minimum installation. Use
dnf to install the rpm
packages and must be superuser.
openvswitch rpm package that supports kernel datapath.
DPDK accelerated Open vSwitch can be installed using
openvswitch-switch rpm packages. Also
openvswitch-dpdk-switch can be installed for
Open vSwitch using DPDK accelerated datapath.