Open vSwitch is a multilayer virtual switch licensed by Apache 2.0. It is designed to enable massive network automation through programmable extensions. This command adds an Open vSwitch interface to the switch.

Syntax   openvswitch-hwvtep-manager-add


name name-string

This parameter is not configurable. It defaults to the name that you used to create the Open vSwitch service.

Specify one or both of the following options:

manager-type odl|nsx

Specify the type of HWVTEP manager.

connection-method unix-socket|tcp|unix-socket-listen|tcp-listen|ssl|default

Specify the connection method for the HWVTEP manager interface.

ip ip-address

Specify the IP address of the database.

username username-string

Specify the username.

password password-string

Specify the password.

port port-number

Specify the port number of the database.


Specify if you want a VTEP automatically or manually added as a hardware device to NSX.

Defaults   None

Access   CLI

History   .

Version 2.4.0

Command introduced.

Version 2.6.0

The parameters, manager-type, username, and password, added.

Version 3.0.0

The parameter, auto-service-binding|

Usage   Use this command to add an HWVTEP manager interface.

Examples  To add an HWVTEP manager interface, hwvtep-1, use the following command:

CLI network-admin@switch > openvswitch-hwvtep-manager-add name hwvtep-1