Open vSwitch (OVS) is an open-source virtual switch designed for deployment in multi-server environments and as a network back-end for cloud management software such as OpenStack. It can serve as a standalone software defined networking (SDN) switch or, as with Netronome’s Agilio products, form the control plane for a SmartNIC. This lab provides a high-level overview of the architecture of OVS and how it is accelerated with Agilio SmartNICs. Participants will get hands on experience with Agilio-OVS, adding rules via the CLI to forward packets between VMs and networks. They will also experiment with recent OVS additions such as Connection Tracking that is supported in the Agilio-OVS Firewall software.