[ovs-discuss] Open vSwitch 1.1.1 Available
jpettit at nicira.com
Fri Jun 10 17:31:34 UTC 2011
Sorry, that should have been set_sflow(). I corrected a comment in the set_netflow() description of the code, so I had that on the mind.
On Jun 10, 2011, at 10:14 AM, Justin Pettit wrote:
> Hi, Peter. Thanks for writing this up. To integrate with hardware, implementors are better off looking at the set_netflow() function in "ofproto/private.h". The dpif interface is generally for software implementations that are able to do faster lookups based on exact-match entries; it is an instance of an ofproto that creates exact-match flows. Generally, hardware vendors are going to be creating their own ofproto instances that make use of wildcarded flows that make better use of TCAMs.
> On Jun 10, 2011, at 9:47 AM, Peter Phaal wrote:
>> On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 11:35 PM, Justin Pettit <jpettit at nicira.com> wrote:
>>> We have seen an interest from vendors in bringing Open vSwitch's features to hardware switches. To that end, our current "master" branch will be the basis of a 1.2.x series of releases. The focus of which is a new datapath abstraction layer that simplifies porting Open vSwitch to switching ASICs. For those of you interested in understanding how this works, please look at the PORTING document:
>>> Thanks and enjoy!
>>> --The Open vSwitch Team
>> For anyone porting Open vSwitch to hardware platforms, most switch
>> hardware includes support for sFlow traffic monitoring so integrating
>> this functionality with Open vSwitch is relatively straightforward.
>> The following document identifies the Open vSwitch API's involved in
>> integrating sFlow support:
>> If you are porting Open vSwitch to a wireless platform, you might also
>> want to look at implementing the sFlow wireless extensions:
>> Looking at the big picture. Combining the scalable traffic monitoring
>> of sFlow with the fine grain traffic controls of OpenFlow creates
>> interesting opportunities for adaptive load balancing and traffic
>> shaping within the software defined network:
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