[ovs-discuss] Port satturation?

Jesse Gross jesse at nicira.com
Tue Oct 11 23:19:56 UTC 2011

2011/10/11 Vladimir Nikolić <vladimir.nikolic at amis.si>:
> VM1 does not know MAC address of syslog server. VM1 sends arp message to
> ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff requesting answer for (syslog server ip).
> Syslog server responds with its MAC address, VM1 insert an entry for
> syslog server into its own ARP table for 1200 seconds. Until that time
> expires, VM1 does not send broadcast message, it sends only syslog UDP
> packets to syslog server MAC address. Switch should know that syslog
> server MAC is not on its ports, and should not send that traffic to port
> vif2.0 (xapi2).

And how do you think that the switch knows where to send traffic?

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