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 displays information about an Open vSwitch interface to the switch.

Syntax   openvswitch-interface-show

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 more of the following options:

ipaddr ip-address

Specifies the IP address for the interface.

netmask netmask

Specifies the netmask.

assignment none|static|dhcp|

Specifies the method of IP address assignment.

scope local|fabric

Specifies the VLAN assigned to the interface.

vlan vlan-id

Specifies the VXLAN assigned to the interface.

vlan-type public|private

Specifies the type of VLAN for the interface.

public-vlan vlan-id

Specifies the public VLAN ID.

if mgmt|data|span

Specifies an alias if desired.

alias-on alias-on-string

Specifies if the interface is exclusive or not.


Specifies if the NIC is enabled or disabled.


Specifies the ID assigned by VRRP.

vrrp-id id 

Specifies the primary interface for VRRP.

vrrp-primary vrrp-primary-string

Specifies the VRRP priority for the interface.

vrrp-adv-int milliseconds

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

secondary-macs secondary-macs-string

Specifies 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 display interface information about an Open vSwitch interface.

Examples  To display information about an Open vSwitch interface, openvswitch-1, use the following command:

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