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Open Networking Summit 2017
April 3-6, 2017 - Santa Clara Convention Center

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Thursday, April 6 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Open vSwitch and OVN Project Updates - Justin Pettit & Ben Pfaff, VMware

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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

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Justin Pettit

OVS Core Developer
Justin Pettit is a lead developer on the Open vSwitch project.  He was a founding employee at Nicira and is currently working at VMware. He was a co-creator of OpenFlow, working on both the specification and reference implementation. In addition to working on Open vSwitch, he is involved in the design and development of Nicira/VMware’s other products. Prior to Nicira, Justin worked at three successful startups focused on network... Read More →
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Ben Pfaff

Principal Engineer, VMware
Ben Pfaff is a lead developer of the Open vSwitch project and led the development effort of the OpenFlow reference implementation. He was a founding employee at Nicira and is currently at VMware. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 2007. Ben has worked in free and open source software projects, including Debian and GNU, for over 20 years. Ben is a Senior Member of ACM and a Fellow of the Open Networking Foundation. Ben produces the... Read More →

Thursday April 6, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Grand Ballroom F