[ovs-dev] OFConfig

Gurkan, Deniz dgurkan at Central.UH.EDU
Wed Jun 12 17:52:55 UTC 2013

Since we have implemented the prototype on OVS, it had to be layered on OVSDB. Otherwise, OVS does not have any other way to be configured other than OVSDB interface when applicable - we would also have to use vsctl commands for some configuration data. 

Other OpenFlow-capable virtual switch implementations (such as LINC - no OVSDB or any DB) may have native support for OFConfig to work. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Pfaff [mailto:blp at nicira.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 10:38 AM
To: Gurkan, Deniz
Cc: dev at openvswitch.org
Subject: Re: [ovs-dev] OFConfig

On Thu, Jun 06, 2013 at 03:59:59PM -0500, Gurkan, Deniz wrote:
> Our OFConfig code and initial development efforts are posted here:
> https://github.com/UH-SDN/softconf.d This is a collaboration with 
> Infoblox.
> We included a configuration description under /doc. All YANG modules 
> from OFConfig standard 1.1.1 are in. However, only the controller IP 
> address update on OVS is available as a configuration action 
> (demonstrated during GEC16:
> http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/GEC16Agenda/EveningDemoSession#LEARN:OFConfigonGENI).

It's interesting.  I have always contended that layering OF-CONFIG over OVSDB would be a reasonable approach.  I guess this prototype demonstrates that it is possible.

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