How To Install ovsdb-tool on CentOS 8
In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install ovsdb-tool on CentOS 8
yum package managers.
Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update
ovsdb-tool as well.
One-liner Install Command
If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:
or if you use
sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install openvswitch
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install openvswitch
But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.
ovsdb-tool and How to Install It?
Short description: Production Quality, Multilayer Open Virtual Switch
First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.
Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.
There are several ways to install ovsdb-tool on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):
In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.
Install ovsdb-tool on CentOS 8 using dnf
First, update dnf packages database with
dnf by running the next command:
sudo dnf makecache --refresh
After updating database,
You can install ovsdb-tool using
dnf by running the
sudo dnf -y install openvswitch
Install ovsdb-tool on CentOS 8 using yum
Because ovsdb-tool is available in CentOS 8’s default
it is possible to install it from these repositories using the
To begin, update local packages database with
yum using the following command.
sudo yum makecache --refresh
Now can install ovsdb-tool package on your server/computer by running the following command:
sudo yum -y install openvswitch
How to upgrade (update) a single package ovsdb-tool using yum?
To update all the packages available on the system:
If you want to update a specific package like ovsdb-tool in this example you should use the following command:
yum update openvswitch
To downgrade a package to an earlier version:
yum downgrade openvswitch
How to Upgrade ovsdb-tool on CentOS 8 with dnf?
When you run the
dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated.
However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as
the argument to the dnf update command.
dnf update openvswitch
How To remove ovsdb-tool from CentOS 8
To uninstall only the
ovsdb-tool package you can execute
sudo dnf remove openvswitch
Extra info and code examples
Open vSwitch is a production quality, multilayer, software-based, Ethernet virtual switch. It is designed to enable massive network automation through programmatic extension, while still supporting standard management interfaces and protocols (e.g. NetFlow, IPFIX, sFlow, SPAN, RSPAN, CLI, LACP, 802.1ag). In addition, it is designed to support distribution across multiple physical servers similar to VMware's vNetwork distributed vswitch or Cisco's Nexus 1000V. openvswitch-switch provides the userspace components and utilities for the Open vSwitch kernel-based switch.
You now have a full guide on how to install
yum package managers.
Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall
the ovsdb-tool from CentOS 8.