[ovs-discuss] how to install ovs with openflow on Xenserver?

Ramana Reddy gtvrreddy at gmail.com
Sun Nov 6 06:47:42 UTC 2011

The new OVS 1.1.1 and later require at least Xenserver 5.6 Fp1 and above.
And the installation procedure mentioned in OVS 1.0.0 and previous is
slightly diffrent from OVS 1.1.1 and above.

The instructions mentioned in INSTALL.XENSERVER ( for OVS-1.1.1) are:

VERSION = <Open vSwitch version>
<openvswitch version> is the version number that appears in the
    name of the Open vSwitch tarball, e.g. 0.90.0.

*Observation:* This is clear.

KERNEL_NAME=<Xen Kernel name>
 <Xen Kernel name> is the name of the Xen Kernel,
    e.g. kernel-xen or kernel-NAME-xen. By convention, the name
    starts with "kernel-" and ends with "-xen".
    This can be obtained by executing
        'rpm -q --queryformat "%{Name}" kernel.*xen'
    with the "kernel-" stripped out using  sed 's/kernel-//'
    e.g. kernel-NAME-xen => NAME-xen

*Observation:* This is not clear, and it seems that no kernel in Xenserver
starts with kernel-xen or kernel-NAME-xen, and the command  'rpm -q
--queryformat "%{Name}" kernel.*xen'  is not giving proper
output. The instructions may work for xen.  I just mentioned "xen" after
verifying the spec file, and it was
working fine.

 KERNEL_VERSION=<Xen Kernel version>
 KERNEL_FLAVOR=<Xen Kernel flavor(suffix) >

*Observation:* These two are clear.

I will recheck tomorrow with Xenserver 6.0 beta release with new OVS-1.2.2
and let you know more if the ordinary
procedure wouldn't work.

Ramana Reddy.

On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Justin Pettit <jpettit at nicira.com> wrote:

> What kind of problems did you run into on FP1/SP2?  What do you mean that
> it would not work for new OVS?  We'd like to improve the instructions if
> you have suggestions.
> Thanks,
> --Justin
> On Nov 5, 2011, at 11:00 PM, Ramana Reddy wrote:
> > I have installed OVS-1.1.1 on XenServer 5.6 Fp1,  and the installation
> done successfully. The  installation parameters settings are slightly
> different on XenServer 5.6 FP1 /SP2 for new OVS, where as the installation
> > procedure is straight forward on XenServer 5.6 ( and it would not work
> for new OVS).
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 10:16 PM, Justin Pettit <jpettit at nicira.com>
> wrote:
> > On Nov 5, 2011, at 7:49 AM, 张灿 wrote:
> >
> > > so, would you please give me a detailed document of how to install ovs
> with openflow on xenserver?
> >
> >
> > As Ben mentioned, there's no separate OpenFlow component.  I'd recommend
> looking at the ovs-vsctl and ovs-ofctl man pages to read about configuring
> OpenFlow.
> >
> > --Justin
> >
> >
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