Fuel plugin to deploy OVS with NSH and DPDK
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Openvswitch Plugin for Fuel

Openvswitch plugin


New fuel plugin fuel-plugin-ovs is developed to deploy OVS with NSH + DPDK in Fuel@OPNFV, which is requested by ODL project


Requirement Version/Comment
Mirantis OpenStack compatibility 8.0





Installation Guide

Openvswitch plugin installation

  1. Clone the fuel-plugin-ovs repo from stackforge:

    git clone https://github.com/openstack/fuel-plugin-ovs
  2. Install the Fuel Plugin Builder:

    pip install fuel-plugin-builder
  3. Build Openvswitch Fuel plugin:

    fpb --build fuel-plugin-ovs/
  4. The fuel-plugin-ovs-[x.x.x].rpm plugin package will be created in the plugin folder.

  5. Move this file to the Fuel Master node with secure copy (scp):

    scp fuel-plugin-ovs-[x.x.x].rpm root@<the_Fuel_Master_node_IP address>:/tmp
  6. While logged in Fuel Master install the Openvswitch plugin:

    fuel plugins --install fuel-plugin-ovs-[x.x.x].rpm
  7. Check if the plugin was installed successfully:

    fuel plugins
    id | name            | version | package_version
    1  | fuel-plugin-ovs | 0.5.2   | 3.0.0
  8. Plugin is ready to use and can be enabled on the Settings tab of the Fuel web UI.

User Guide

Openvswitch plugin configuration

  1. Create a new environment with the Fuel UI wizard.
  2. Click on the Settings tab of the Fuel web UI.
  3. Scroll down the page, select the plugin checkbox.

Build options

It is possible to modify process of building plugin by setting environment variables. Look into pre_build_hook file for more details.


If you plan to use plugin in environment without internet access or/and CentOS environment modify build command:

 INCLUDE_DEPENDENCIES=true fpb --build fuel-plugin-ovs/

Pre build script will try download required dependencies so it become part of the compiled plugin.

Note: List of packages for ubuntu and centos may need to be modified if packages in centos or ubuntu repositories will change.



Known issues



The OpenStack Development Mailing List is the preferred way to communicate, emails should be sent to openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org with the subject prefixed by [fuel][plugins][ovs].

Reporting Bugs

Bugs should be filled on the Launchpad fuel-plugins project (not GitHub) with the tag ovs.


If you would like to contribute to the development of this Fuel plugin you must follow the OpenStack development workflow.

Patch reviews take place on the OpenStack gerrit system.


  • ling.y.yu@intel.com,ruijing.guo@intel.com