[ovs-discuss] Rate limiting on patch ports

Aaron Rosen arosen at clemson.edu
Thu Feb 16 01:59:54 UTC 2012

Hi Janis,

I don't think you can do this with patch ports, but I've been able to
do this in OVS using veth.


On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 8:29 PM, Janis Hamme
<janis.hamme at student.kit.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> I connected br0 and br1 using a patch port. I tried to limit the rate on
> the link between br0 and br1 using this guide:
> http://openvswitch.org/support/config-cookbooks/qos-rate-limiting/
> While its working well with normal ports it doesn't seem to have any
> impact on patch ports. Is that a bug or is it not possible to limit the
> rate of patch ports?
> I'd like to implement an experimental load balancer using openflow that
> uses multiple paths in a switched network. If i can't make any
> constraints on the link rate between switches that would be quite
> pointless ...
> Any suggestions how to achieve that?
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Aaron O. Rosen
Masters Student - Network Communication
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