[ovs-announce] Open vSwitch 2.4.0 Available

The Open vSwitch team is pleased to announce the release of Open vSwitch 2.4.0:


This release contains the largest number of new features of an Open vSwitch release.  A few feature highlights of 2.4.0 include:

  – Support for the Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (IEEE 802.1D-2004).

  – Support for multicast snooping (IGMPv1, IGMPv2 and IGMPv3).

  – A new “conjunctive match” OpenFlow extension that allows flows to be
    constructed without introducing a Cartesian Product explosion.

  – Add bash command-line completion for most CLI commands.

  – Support for transactional flow updates through OpenFlow 1.4 Bundles.

  – A number of new features from the latest OpenFlow specifications.

  – A simple wrapper script, ‘ovs-docker’, to integrate OVS with Docker

  – Support for STT and basic Geneve tunneling in Linux kernels.

  – Support for VXLAN Group Policy extension.

  – Support for DPDK Tunneling. VXLAN, GRE, and Geneve are supported

  – Support for DPDK vHost.

  – And many others.  See the full change log here: