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Mastering Proxmox - Second Edition by Wasim Ahmed

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Open vSwitch

Licensed under open source Apache 2.0, Open vSwitch is a multi-layered, enterprise grade virtual switch born specifically to be used in modern virtual networks of a virtual environment. This is similar to a virtual bridge of Linux but has more ability and robust features. A question often asked is why one should choose Open vSwitch over time and industry-proven traditional Linux bridge and networking. Once we understand the features and advantages Open vSwitch provides for a virtual network, the answer becomes obvious.

Features of Open vSwitch

The following are some of the features that make Open vSwitch a better option than standard Linux networking:

  • Security: Open vSwitch provides a high-degree of security by allowing you to set policies ...

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