Document URL: https://docs.openshift.com/container-platform/4.6/networking/ovn_kubernetes_network_provider/about-ovn-kubernetes.html
Section Number and Name: Networking / OVN-Kubernetes default CNI network provider / About the OVN-Kubernetes network provider
Describe the issue:
The OVN page doesn't mention that OVN is also configuring the underlying Open vSwitch. Because we have also switched to host OVS in 4.6, it would be good to indicate the continuity that both OVN and OpenShiftSDN use OVS and continue to use OVS.
Suggestions for improvement:
Maybe copy the language from the OpenShiftSDN about page, explain the OVN acronym, and reference OVS.
The OpenShift Container Platform cluster uses a virtualized network to provide a unified cluster network that enables communication between Pods and Services across the OpenShift Container Platform cluster. This Pod network is established and maintained by the OVN-Kubernetes Container Network Interface (CNI) plug-in. OVN-Kubernetes uses the Open Virtual Network (OVN) system which configures an overlay network using Open vSwitch (OVS).
See also http://www.openvswitch.org/support/dist-docs/ovn-architecture.7.html
OVN, the Open Virtual Network, is a system to support virtual network
abstraction. OVN complements the existing capabilities of OVS to add
native support for virtual network abstractions, such as virtual L2 and
L3 overlays and security groups.
We could follow proposed upstream description
* [OVN-Kubernetes](https://github.com/ovn-org/ovn-kubernetes/) is a networking provider for Kubernetes based on [OVN (Open Virtual Network)](https://github.com/ovn-org/ovn/), a virtual networking implementation that came out of the Open vSwitch (OVS) project. OVN-Kubernetes provides an overlay based networking implementation for Kubernetes, including an OVS based implementation of load balancing and network policy.