[ovs-discuss] Problems with Open vswitch and OpenFlow 1.3

Lori Jakab lojakab at cisco.com
Mon Nov 10 05:43:42 UTC 2014

Hi Manu,

On 11/8/14 6:04 PM, Manu Sánchez wrote:
> Hi everybody!
> I hace a problem with the openvswitch and the openflow version 1.3. I 
> am doing the SDN_HUB opendaylight tutorial. I write:
> $ sudo mn --topo single,3 --mac --controller remote --switch 
> ovsk,protocols=OpenFlow13
> Then I start the OpenDayLight controller.
> When I see the packets with wireshark I see that they are using the OF 
> 1.0 version in the exchange. I think that it is because the 
> openvswitch doesn implement the OF1.3 version. The version of 
> openvswitch is 2.0.2 but if I update it to the 2.3.0 it still use the 
> OF1.0 version.

The problem is not OVS, it's Mininet.  Release versions only support 
OpenFlow 1.0, however, there are some simple patches floating around 
that add OpenFlow 1.3 support.  Search for that, and you'll solve your 


> Some idea¿?
> Thanks!!

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