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Tuesday, May 19 • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
OVN: Native Virtual Networking for Open vSwitch

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OVN is a new network virtualization project that brings virtual networking to the Open vSwitch user community.  It is being developed by the core OVS team.  OVN will support the same container and virtual machine environments as OVS, including KVM, Xen, and Hyper-V. OVN will include logical switches and routers, security groups, and L2/L3/L4 ACLs, implemented on top of a tunnel-based overlay network.  For physical-logical network integration, OVN will implement software gateways, as well as support hardware gateways from a variety of vendors.

The OVN architecture simplifies the current OVS integration within Neutron by providing a virtual networking abstraction.  OVN provides Neutron with improved dataplane performance through shortcut, distributed logical L3 processing and in-kernel based security groups, without running special OpenStack agents on hypervisors.

In this presentation, we will discuss the architecture of OVN, detail our development plans, and provide a demo.  The demo will show an OpenStack-driven OVN deployment connecting containers and Linux and Hyper-V based hypervisors.  We will also discuss how OVN leverages some of the newest features in OVS, which may be of interest to those writing their own OVS control planes.

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Russell Bryant

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Russell Bryant is Technical Director for OpenStack at Red Hat.  Russell has been working on OpenStack since late 2011. He has primarily worked in the areas of Compute and Networking. Russell served as the Project Technical Lead for Nova (Compute) for two releases. He also helped... Read More →
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Kyle Mestery

Dinstinguished Engineer, Cisco
Kyle is a Distinguished Engineer in Cisco's Chief Technology and Architecture Office. He works on open source networking, cloud-native computing, and the convergence of the two technologies. He has a rich history in Open Source software, having been the Project Technical Lead for... Read More →
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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... Read More →

Tuesday May 19, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Room 118/119/120

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