May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

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OVN Hands-On Tutorial Part I: Introduction

This tutorial walks attendees through the process of deploying OVN for networking with OpenStack with DevStack. We will demonstrate setup and installation and show attendees how Neutron networking features map into the OVN and Open vSwitch implementation. Features covered will include L2 and L3 support with OVN logical switches and routers and the basics of connecting logical networks in OVN to physical networks.

Interested attendees can follow along on laptops in real time if they pre-install DevStack VMs on their machines. To do so, install the DevStack VMs on your laptop using the instructions provided at

Wednesday, May 10, 1:50pm-2:30pm (5:50pm - 6:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Tags: Neutron User
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... FULL PROFILE
Red Hat, Principal Software Engineer
Russell is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc.  He was on the OpenStack Technical Committee from Fall 2012 until Fall 2016 and was elected to serve on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors in 2015, 2016, and 2017.  Russell has been contributing to the development of OpenStack since the Fall of 2011.  His most significant contributions around OpenStack have... FULL PROFILE
Justin Pettit is an engineer at VMware's Networking & Security BU. Justin joined VMware through Nicira acquisition and was a founding employee at Nicira Networks. He was one of the original authors of the OpenFlow Standard, working on both the specification and reference implementation. Justin was an early developer of the NOX OpenFlow controller platform. He is one of the lead developers... FULL PROFILE