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CONFIG_OPENVSWITCH: Open vSwitch

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_OPENVSWITCH:

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Open vSwitch is a multilayer Ethernet switch targeted at virtualized environments. In addition to supporting a variety of features expected in a traditional hardware switch, it enables fine-grained programmatic extension and flow-based control of the network. This control is useful in a wide variety of applications but is particularly important in multi-server virtualization deployments, which are often characterized by highly dynamic endpoints and the need to maintain logical abstractions for multiple tenants.

The Open vSwitch datapath provides an in-kernel fast path for packet forwarding. It is complemented by a userspace daemon, ovs-vswitchd, which is able to accept configuration from a variety of sources and translate it into packet processing rules.

See http://openvswitch.org for more information and userspace utilities.

To compile this code as a module, choose M here: the module will be called openvswitch.

If unsure, say N.

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