MicroOVN is a snap-based distribution of OVN - Open Virtual Network.

It allows users to deploy an OVN cluster with just a few commands. Aside from the regular OVN packages, MicroOVN comes bundled with a CLI utility (microovn) that facilitates operational management. In particular, it simplifies the task of adding/removing cluster members and incorporates status checking out of the box.

Besides the ease of deployment and a convenient CLI tool, another benefit of MicroOVN is in its self-contained nature: it is distributed as a strictly confined snap. This means that it can be easily upgraded/downgraded/removed without affecting the host system.

MicroOVN caters to a wide range of user and environment types. It lowers the barrier of entry to OVN for people that are less familiar with it by automating much of the deployment process. It also provides a fully fledged, unrestricted OVN deployment that is suitable for both development and production environments.

In this documentation


Start here: a hands-on introduction to MicroOVN for new users

How-to guides

Step-by-step guides covering key operations and common tasks


Discussion and clarification of key topics


Technical information - specifications, APIs, architecture

Project and community

MicroOVN is a member of the Ubuntu family. It’s an open source project that warmly welcomes community projects, contributions, suggestions, fixes and constructive feedback.