The ML2 plugin can support many mechanisms to provide the core functionality. We will see how Open vSwitch can act as a mechanism driver for the ML2 plugin.
Using OVS as the mechanism driver requires changes to the ML2 plugin configuration file. We also have to configure OVS with a tenant network type and physical network alias.
The following steps will show you how to configure Open vSwitch as the mechanism driver for the ML2 plugin: