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/OVN 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... 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... Read More →

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