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Open vSwitch

Ubuntu Installation

Build deb:

apt-get install build-essential fakeroot -y
apt-get install graphviz autoconf automake debhelper dh-autoreconf libssl-dev libtool python-twisted-conch python-zopeinterface python-all -y
# If you have run the build before, ensure cleaning first.
# fakeroot debian/rules clean
DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS='parallel=8 nocheck' fakeroot debian/rules binary


apt-get install -y module-assistant dkms python-twisted-web build-essential
dpkg -i *.deb

CentOS/REHL Installation

Build RPM:

make rpm-fedora RPMBUILD_OPT="--without check"
# with dpdk
# make rpm-fedora RPMBUILD_OPT="--with dpdk --without check"

make rpm-fedora-kmod

Installation from source

Install pre-requisite:

apt-get install -y build-essential fakeroot debhelper \
                    autoconf automake bzip2 libssl-dev \
                    openssl graphviz python-all procps \
                    python-dev python-setuptools python-pip \
                    python-twisted-conch libtool git dh-autoreconf \
                    linux-headers-$(uname -r)
pip install -U pip

Get code and build

git clone
cd ovs
./configure --prefix=/usr --localstatedir=/var  --sysconfdir=/etc --enable-ssl --with-linux=/lib/modules/`uname -r`/build
make -j3

make install
make modules_install
pip install ovs

Configure kernel modules and start ovs

cat > /etc/depmod.d/openvswitch.conf << EOF
override openvswitch * extra
override vport-* * extra

depmod -a
cp debian/openvswitch-switch.init /etc/init.d/openvswitch-switch
/etc/init.d/openvswitch-switch force-reload-kmod
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