openvswitch-switch - Open vSwitch switch implementations

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name openvswitch-switch
Package version 2.9.0
Package release 0ubuntu1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 6.93 KB
Download size 1.38 MB
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Open vSwitch is a production quality, multilayer, software-based,
Ethernet virtual switch. It is designed to enable massive network
automation through programmatic extension, while still supporting
standard management interfaces and protocols (e.g. NetFlow, IPFIX,
sFlow, SPAN, RSPAN, CLI, LACP, 802.1ag). In addition, it is designed
to support distribution across multiple physical servers similar to
VMware's vNetwork distributed vswitch or Cisco's Nexus 1000V.
openvswitch-switch provides the userspace components and utilities for
the Open vSwitch kernel-based switch.


Package Version Architecture Repository
openvswitch-switch_2.9.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.3_amd64.deb 2.9.2 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
openvswitch-switch_2.9.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.3_i386.deb 2.9.2 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
openvswitch-switch_2.9.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb 2.9.0 i386 Ubuntu Main
openvswitch-switch - - -


Name Value
kmod -
libc6 >= 2.14
libcap-ng0 -
libssl1.1 >= 1.1.0
module-init-tools -
netbase -
openvswitch-common = 2.9.0-0ubuntu1
procps -
python-argparse -
python:any -
uuid-runtime -


Type URL
Binary Package openvswitch-switch_2.9.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Source Package openvswitch

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install openvswitch-switch deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install openvswitch-switch




2018-02-20 - James Page <>
openvswitch (2.9.0-0ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=medium
* d/rules: Enable parallel builds for dh_auto_build target.
* New upstream release.
2018-02-05 - James Page <>
openvswitch (2.9.0~git20180205.5a39582ca-0ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=medium
* Snapshot from branch-2.9 (LP: #1735248, LP: #1686406, LP: #1709272):
- d/p/dpif-kernel-gre-mtu-workaround.patch,
d/p/ovs-netdev-dpdk-17.11-upgrade.patch: Drop, included upstream.
* d/control: Switch BD's to python{3}-all-dev to enable json native
extensions (LP: #1672522).
* d/control,rules,openvswitch-doc.*: Add documentation (LP: #965283).
* Misc tidy of packaging:
- d/*: wrap-and-sort -bast.
- d/control: Priority optional->extra.
- d/openvswitch-doc.doc-base: Update Section.
- d/copyright: Pick machine formatted version from Debian
(thanks Thomas).
- d/control: Add missing depends on lsb-release.
2018-01-18 - James Page <>
openvswitch (2.8.1-0ubuntu3) bionic; urgency=medium
* Updates to systemd configuration:
- Move to distinct units for ovsdb-server and ovs-vswitchd.
* Drop obsolete upstart configuration file.
* Bump nofiles to 1048576 for ovs daemons (LP: #1737866).
* d/control: Bump minimum debhelper version to 10, drop BD on
* d/p/dpif-kernel-gre-mtu-workaround.patch,
Cherry pick in-flight fixes for workaround to correctly set MTU
of GRE devices via netlink (LP: #1742505).
2017-11-20 - Christian Ehrhardt <>
openvswitch (2.8.1-0ubuntu2) bionic; urgency=medium
* Adapt changes in DPDK 17.11 (LP: #1733325)
- d/p/ovs-netdev-dpdk-17.11-upgrade.patch
- d/rules: non x86 openvswitch-dpdk builds now need libnuma and pcap as
build depends as well.
- d/rules: dpdk dropped xen support, drop build dependency
2017-10-30 - James Page <>
openvswitch (2.8.1-0ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=medium
* New upstream point release (LP: #1724622).
2017-10-19 - James Page <>
openvswitch (2.8.0-0ubuntu2) artful; urgency=medium
[ James Page ]
* d/p/s390x-stp-timeout.patch: Increase STP sync wait time for
'STP - flush the fdb and mdb when topology changed' test as this
reliable takes longer than 36 seconds on s390x (LP: #1722799).
[ Frode Nordahl ]
* d/openvswitch-switch.postinst: Do not modify
/etc/default/openvswitch-switch as this file is now managed
as a configuration file by dpkg (LP: #1723480).
2017-09-04 - James Page <>
openvswitch (2.8.0-0ubuntu1) artful; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
2017-08-29 - James Page <>
openvswitch (2.8.0~git20170829.c6711707d-0ubuntu1) artful; urgency=medium
* New snapshot from branch-2.8.
2017-08-10 - James Page <>
openvswitch (2.8.0~git20170809.7aa47a19d-0ubuntu1) artful; urgency=medium
* New snapshot from branch-2.8.
* d/p/*: Drop, no longer required.
* d/openvswitch-switch.logrotate: Use sharedscripts, ignore return code
from ovs-appctl.
* d/control: Bump minimum dpdk version to 17.05.1.
* d/control: Add pkg-config to BD's.
* d/rules: Skip failing tests for DPDK builds.
* d/rules: Re-enable testing on s390x.
2017-07-14 - James Page <>
openvswitch (2.7.1-0ubuntu1) artful; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.

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