Networking OVN Puppet Module
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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with ovn
  4. Functional testing with Beaker-Rspec


Puppet module for the OVN project.

Module Description

This module has two class

  1. ovn::northd to be used in machines that needs to run ovn-northd daemon
  2. ovn::controller to be used in the compute nodes



ovn::northd just installs the ovn package and starts the ovn-northd serivce. ovn::controller installs ovn package and starts the ovn-controller service. Before starting ovn-controller process it updates the external_ids column of Open_vSwitch table in vswitchd ovsdb. It relies on external data for some of its parameters

  • ovn_remote_ip - This should point to the url where ovn-nb and ovn-sb db server is running
  • ovn_encap_ip - This should point to the ip address that other hypervisors would use to tunnel to this hypervisor.
  • ovn_encap_type - Encapsulation type to be used by this controller. Defaults to geneve


This module has beaker-rspec tests. To run the tests on the default vagrant node:

bundle install
bundle exec rake acceptance

For more information on writing and running beaker-rspec tests visit the documentation:

Release notes for the project can be found at:

The project source code repository is located at:

Developer documentation for the entire puppet-openstack project can be found at: