VMware: OpenStack Summit 2016 Re-Cap – A Guide to Practical OpenStack Network Virtualization using OVN
OVN (pronounced “oven”) is a rapidly growing, open source solution being developed by the Open vSwitch (OVS) community that provides network virtualization for OVS. While OVN isn’t designed to work with VMware Integrated OpenStack, it’s another OpenStack project to which VMware has been devoting time and effort, and definitely worth knowing about.
For a good sense of how OVN is progressing, check out this talk by four OVS community members at the 2016 OpenStack Summit. They explain how OVN works and why it’s worth trying.
VMware OVS developer Ben Pfaff kicks things off with an overview of network virtualization, emphasizing the value of being able to abstract a physical network and of making network provisioning self-service.
Fellow VMware engineer and core OVS and OVN developer Justin Pettit next outlines OVN’s capabilities and stresses its compatibility with the platforms that OVS already works with. When it comes to OpenStack, he reports, “the best integration that we have right now is with OpenStack Neutron but we plan to have it work with other CMSes . . . and you can do everything that you would want through the command line or through data base calls that you can do through Neutron.”
Read the entire article here, OpenStack Summit 2016 Re-Cap – A Guide to Practical OpenStack Network Virtualization using OVN
via the fine folks at VMware!