The Open Virtual Networking (OVN) Kubernetes network plug-in is a Technology Preview feature only. Technology Preview features are not supported with Red Hat production service level agreements (SLAs) and might not be functionally complete. Red Hat does not recommend using them in production. These features provide early access to upcoming product features, enabling customers to test functionality and provide feedback during the development process.

For more information about the support scope of the OVN Technology Preview, see

Exposed metrics

The OVN-Kubernetes network provider exposes certain metrics for use by the Prometheus-based OpenShift Container Platform cluster monitoring stack.

Table 1. Metrics exposed by OVN-Kubernetes
Name Description


A timestamp persisted to the Open vSwitch (OVN) northbound database and updated frequently.


The latency between when a Pod is created and when the Pod is annotated by OVN-Kubernetes. The higher the latency, the more time that elapses before a Pod is available for network connectivity.