The Open vSwitch mechanism driver is included with the ML2 plugin and was installed in Chapter 3, Installing Neutron. The following sections will walk you through the configuration of Neutron and Nova to utilize the Open vSwitch driver and agent.
While the LinuxBridge and Open vSwitch agents and drivers can coexist in the same environment, they should not be installed and configured simultaneously on the same host.
To install the Open vSwitch agent, issue the following command on all nodes:
# apt-get install neutron-plugin-openvswitch-agent
Dependencies, such as the Open vSwitch components
openvswitch-switch, will be installed. If prompted to ...