[ovs-discuss] How to remotely configure vswitch through json-rpc

frank frank at cloud.com
Thu Dec 9 17:34:42 UTC 2010

  On 12/09/2010 12:35 AM, Justin Pettit wrote:
> The JSON-RPC interface is for doing switch-level configuration, such as that provided by ovs-vsctl.  If you're looking to do flow-level configuration, which is what ovs-ofctl does, then you need to use the OpenFlow protocol.
> --Justin
> On Dec 8, 2010, at 9:58 AM, frank wrote:
>> Hi,
>>      I am looking for a way to control distributed vswitches from a centralized server. Although tools like ovs-ofctl could talk to remote vswitch through TCP, it is not a nice way to do every configuration by calling a script in my code.
>>      I knew vswitch uses json-rpc, and also noticed below thread:
>>      http://openvswitch.org/pipermail/discuss_openvswitch.org/2009-November/000461.html
>>      and a page:
>>       http://openflowswitch.org/wk/index.php/Config_Protocol
>>      unfortunately, most of links in above wiki are non-valid.
>>      Is there any documentation defined json-rpc methods exposed by vswitch? or any example educates people how to talk with vswitch by json-rpc?
>>      thank you.
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Thank you Justin. I will look at how it does.

Frank Zhang
Cloud.com INC

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