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-interface-add ovs-name name-string [ip ip-address] [netmask netmask] assignment none|static|dhcp|dhcpv6|autov6   t scope local|fabric vlan vlan-id vlan-type public|private if mgmt|data|span alias-on alias-on-string exclusive|no-exclusive nic-enable|nic-disable vrrp-id id vrrp-primary vrrp-primary-string vrrp-adv-int milliseconds if-nat-realm internal|external

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:

ipaddr ip-address

Specify the IP address for the interface.

netmask netmask

Specify the netmask.

assignment none|static|dhcp|

Specify the method of IP address assignment.

scope local|fabric

Specify the VLAN assigned to the interface.

vlan vlan-id

Optionally, specify the VXLAN assigned to the interface.

vlan-type public|private

Specify the type of VLAN for the interface.

if mgmt|data|span

Specify an alias if desired.

alias-on alias-on-string

Specify if the interface is exclusive or not.


Specify if the NIC is enabled or disabled.


Specify the ID assigned by VRRP.

vrrp-id id 

Specify the primary interface for VRRP.

vrrp-primary vrrp-primary-string

Specify the VRRP priority for the interface.

vrrp-adv-int milliseconds

Specify the VRRP advertisement interval in milliseconds. The range is 10 to 40950 with a default value of 1000.

secondary-macs secondary-macs-string

Specify a secondary MAC address for the interface.

if-nat-realm internal|external

Specify the NAT interface realm.


Specify the VLAN 0 priority tag on forwarded traffic.


Defaults   None

Access   CLI

History   .

Version 2.4

Command introduced.

Version 2.4.1

The parameter, vxlan, deprecated. The parameter, vlan-type, added.

Version 2.6.2

The parameter, if-nat-realm, added.

Version 3.1.0

The parameter, priority-tag|no-priority-tag, added.

Usage   Use this command to add an Open vSwitch interface.

Examples  To add an Open vSwitch controller, openvswitch-1, use the following command:

CLI network-admin@switch > openvswitch-controller-add name openvswitch-1