Open vSwitch (OVS) is an open-source, multi-layer software switch designed to be used as a virtual switch in virtualized server environments.
Starting with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 and 7.0 (and all subsequent releases), the Open vSwitch kernel module is included as an enabler for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat OpenShift. Open vSwitch is only supported in conjunction with Red Hat products containing the accompanying user space packages. Without theses packages, Open vSwitch will not function and can not be used with other Red Hat Enterprise Linux variants.
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