openvswitch odl #203

Supports: vivid


Open vSwitch is a production quality, multilayer, software-based, Ethernet virtual switch. It is designed to enable massive network automation through programmatic extension, while still supporting standard management interfaces and protocols (e.g. NetFlow, IPFIX, sFlow, SPAN, RSPAN, CLI, LACP, 802.1ag). In addition, it is designed to support distribution across multiple physical servers similar to VMware's vNetwork distributed vswitch or Cisco's Nexus 1000V. . OpenDaylight is a network virtualization solution that provides an overlay virtual-network to virtual-machines, containers or network namespaces. . This charm integrates Open vSwitch into OpenDayLight as part of an OpenStack Cloud.


This subordinate charm provides OpenvSwitch integration with an OpenDayLight (ODL) controller.

Its design to support deployment of principle charms as part of an ODL SDN deployment.

It also optionally supports deployment and configuration with OpenStack Compute (Nova).


To deploy (partial deployment only - see other charms for full details):

juju deploy openvswitch-odl
juju deploy odl-controller
juju add-relation odl-controller openvswitch-odl

This charm can be used with any other principle charm:

juju deploy ubuntu
juju add-relation openvswitch-odl ubuntu

or with the OpenStack nova-compute and neutron-gateway charms:

juju deploy nova-compute
juju deploy neutron-gateway
juju add-relation nova-compute openvswitch-odl
juju add-relation neutron-gateway openvswitch-odl

Configuration Options

This charm will optionally configure the local ip address of the OVS instance to something other than the 'private-address' provided by Juju:

juju set openvswitch-odl os-data-network=

The charm will scan configured network interfaces, and reconfigure the OVS instance with an alternative IP address if one is found within the configure subnet CIDR.


This charm can't be deployed under LXC containers; however it will work just fine under KVM or on bare metal.


(string) Map of physical nic mac address to configured VLAN's.
(string) The IP address and netmask of the OpenStack Data network (e.g., . This network will be used for tenant network traffic in overlay networks.