ovn-controller-vtep(8)       Open vSwitch Manual      ovn-controller-vtep(8)

NAME         top

       ovn-controller-vtep  - Open Virtual Network local controller for vtep
       enabled physical switches.

SYNOPSIS         top

       ovn-controller-vtep [options] [--vtep-db=vtep-database] [--ovnsb-

DESCRIPTION         top

       ovn-controller-vtep is the local controller daemon in OVN, the Open
       Virtual Network, for VTEP enabled physical switches. It connects up
       to the OVN Southbound database (see ovn-sb(5)) over the OVSDB
       protocol, and down to the VTEP database (see vtep(5)) over the OVSDB


       ovn-controller-vtep retrieves its configuration information from both
       the ovnsb and the vtep database. If the database locations are not
       given from command line, the default is the db.sock in local OVSDB’s
       ’run’ directory. The datapath location must take one of the following

              ·      ssl:ip:port

                     The specified SSL port on the host at the given ip,
                     which must be expressed as an IP address (not a DNS
                     name) in IPv4 or IPv6 address format. If ip is an IPv6
                     address, then wrap ip with square brackets, e.g.:
                     ssl:[::1]:6640. The --private-key, --certificate and
                     either of --ca-cert or --bootstrap-ca-cert options are
                     mandatory when this form is used.

              ·      tcp:ip:port

                     Connect to the given TCP port on ip, where ip can be
                     IPv4 or IPv6 address. If ip is an IPv6 address, then
                     wrap ip with square brackets, e.g.: tcp:[::1]:6640.

              ·      unix:file

                     On POSIX, connect to the Unix domain server socket
                     named file.

                     On Windows, connect to a localhost TCP port whose value
                     is written in file.

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Open vSwitch 2.8.90          ovn-controller-vtep      ovn-controller-vtep(8)

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