[ovs-discuss] VLAN problem on Xenserver OVS and NOX

Aaron Rosen arosen at clemson.edu
Thu Feb 16 02:41:02 UTC 2012

Would packets be sent to the controller with or without vlan tag?
Either way the only action you should need is output I think (You
shouldn't need to add OFPAT_SET_VLAN_VID before output)?  One issue
you could be running into here is that pyswitch would not let you have
duplicate MAC addresses on the different vlans on a single datapath
(since it groups it's learning by mac/dpid).


On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 9:28 PM, Jesse Gross <jesse at nicira.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM, James Chung <jachung2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Experts,
>> Does anyone has this experience to control XenServer OVS with NOX
>> controller?
>> I recently setup two OVS on two separate XensServer, and configure two VLANs
>> on them (vlan100 and vlan200). Without any controller, the VLAN
>> configuration is working perfectly. The VMs in vlan100 can only talk to each
>> other, and cannot cross the boundary to talk to VMs in vlan 200. I can see
>> the vlan tag in dom0 with "ovs-dpctl dump-flows <br>" command.
>> However, if I run "ovs-vsctl set-controller <tcp:ip of nox controller>" on
>> each XenServer, let NOX to control both OVS and run simple pyswitch module,
>> then the vlan won't work, the vlan tag seems disappear.
>> I use the same NOX to control openflow switch, the vlan is working fine. I
>> am not sure if I need to run some special module on NOX to enable the vlan
>> function on OVS or do I miss something here.
>> Hopefully, someone can share their experience on this.
> If you use the NORMAL action in OVS it understands vlans but if you
> write OpenFlow flows yourself you need to handle them in your
> controller via appropriate matches/actions.  Presumably pyswitch
> doesn't.
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Aaron O. Rosen
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