This tutorial shows how to install MicroOVN in the simplest way possible.


A single-node OVN cluster does not have any redundancy (service failover).

Install the software

Install MicroOVN on the designated node with the following command:

sudo snap install microovn

Initialise the cluster

microovn cluster bootstrap

Manage the cluster

You can interact with OVN using its native commands prefaced with the string microovn.. For example, to show the contents of the OVN Southbound database:

microovn.ovn-sbctl show