[ovs-discuss] Connect switch to controller

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Thu Sep 8 19:27:58 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 08, 2011 at 04:26:27PM -0300, Lucas Henrique Mauricio wrote:
> I have the NOX (Zaku) controller installed in my host and an
> openvswitch (v1.2.1) running as openflow switch in a virtual machine
> created with VirtualBox. The virtual machine has an interface (eth1)
> connected to the host. Before setting datapaths, the vm can reach the
> host, but when I set a datapath, the vm can't. When I used openvswitch
> (v1.1.0) and NOX (v0.5) in the same machine, I just had to do
> ovs-openflowd dp# tcp:<ip of controller>:<port> to connect the switch
> to the controller.
> What can I do to solve this? I don't even know the command that
> substitutes ovs-openflowd in the openvswitch v1.2.1.. =( Is it
> ovs-ofctl? How can I use it?

Please set up OVS according to INSTALL.Linux.  After that, to
configure a controller on br0:
	ovs-vsctl set-controller br0 tcp:<ip of controller>:<port>

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