[ovs-discuss] OVS with Distributed Data Plane

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Wed Dec 23 21:27:12 UTC 2015

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 09:01:10PM +0000, Toth, Andrew wrote:
> Regrettably OVN will not fit our situation. In the NFV world today,
> there is a push to separate the fast path data plane processing from
> the slower path configuration control processing. The common
> understanding is to put the data path processing on its own processor
> as a separate process (possibly multiple data plane processes on
> multiple processors) with cached data (flows in the emc in the case of
> OVS) and communicate back to the control plane data store when the
> required information is not in the cache. For our current project we
> need an open source VNF that is decomposed in this way. I just want to
> ensure that this separation is not already being done by the OVS
> community before we go through the task of separating OVS into these
> two components for our scenario.

Isn't OVS already built this way?

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