[ovs-discuss] how to enable inband communication

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Sun Feb 19 19:41:24 UTC 2012

No, no additional setup should be necessary.  It's not obvious to me
what your problem is.

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 04:33:46PM +0530, sachin sharma wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> Do I also need to enable in-band stuff at the datapath ports as well?   I just added the datapath port as explained in INSTALL.Linux and then setted up the controller as you explained in last mail.  I am not observing any packet exchange in the tcpdump output of datapath ports.   My set up is =>  switch A, B and C connected in a linear way and the controller is connected to switch B. So in this setup, I am interested that the controller traffic of the switch A and C should go via datapath ports connected to switch B. 
> thanks,
> Sachin
> ________________________________
>  From: Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com>
> To: sachin sharma <sharon_sachin at yahoo.co.in> 
> Cc: "discuss at openvswitch.org" <discuss at openvswitch.org> 
> Sent: Wednesday, 15 February 2012 6:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [ovs-discuss] how to enable inband communication
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 08:02:05PM +0530, sachin sharma wrote:
> > I found the design of inband communication at openvswitch via DESIGN
> > file in the openvswitch. However, i did not find the exact steps to
> > configure this in our switches.
> In-band control is enabled by default when you configure a controller.
> You can use "ovs-vsctl set-controller <bridge> <controller>" to
> configure a controller.

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