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What is OpenVNet?

OpenVNet is what you would call a network hypervisor or software-defined networking. It is basically is to networking what virtual machines are to servers. Network engineers become able to create any network topology that they have in mind, without changing the hardware that's in place. Visit the OpenVNet concept page to learn more.

OpenVNet is free open source software. The source is freely available on Github. Everybody is welcome to contribute to development and the software can be freely distributed. (Within the rules of the LGPL license)

Getting started

Installation Guide

This guide will teach you how to set up a basic OpenVNet environment with two VMs on the same host connected to Open vSwitch. It is a great entry point into the world of OpenVNet.

We hope to get more expansive guides up in the future. Until then we encourage you to play around and contact us for assistance if needed.

Contact us

The best way to contact us is to send an e-mail to the Wakame Users Group on Google Groups. Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions. OpenVNet can be a little difficult to grasp in the beginning. If you want to try it out, we'll do our best to help you.

If you happen to be in Tokyo, you can also attend one of our Wakame Users Group events. They are open to everybody. Further details on