GENEVE control planes

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What sort of control planes do we want for GENEVE?


The current GENEVE implementations in the kernel (OVS and netdev) are not particularly interesting as-is. There is little available beyond unicast point-to-point links, and there is far less flexibility than what is provided by VXLAN.

What functionality do we want for GENEVE? Leave it as it is? Matching VXLAN’s features? Or something beyond? Do we want to wait for standardization? Or innovate on our own? How so?


SDN, GENEVE, tunneling


  • Jwlmtn

    John Linville

    Red Hat


    As the former Linux kernel maintainer for wireless LANs, John presided over the transition of that subsystem from “constant heartache” to “mostly just works” status. More recently, John’s technical pursuits have included SDN and NFV topics. Employed at Red Hat for over a decade, John has spoken on a variety of topics at Linux Foundation events around the world. On top of that, for several years John has served as a member of the Technical Advisor Board for the Linux Foundation.