[ovs-discuss] OpenVswitch controller configuration not needed

Flavio Leitner fbl at sysclose.org
Thu Mar 19 14:12:57 UTC 2015

On Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:53:25 +0530
Prashant Singh <prashant.ietedelhi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All
> I am beginner. I am trying to create virtual switch. After creating
> the virtual switch
> I think we need to set the controller and start it, but I am able to
> ping the nodes without setting the controller and starting it. Can
> any tell me what is the default behavior of the OpenV Switch.

No, you don't need a controller.  By default OVS comes with a
flow that uses NORMAL action which means subjects the packet to
the device's normal L2/L3 processing.


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