[ovs-discuss] Register one OVS bridge to 2 unrelated controllers...

Sterdnot Shaken sterdnotshaken at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 23:31:47 UTC 2017


Great! In reading about this feature (thanks to your response), it looks
like the controller needs to present a connection id to OVS, which it will
only do if it supports the "NXT_SET_CONTROLLER_ID Nicira extension". Anyone
by chance know if this extension is something Opendaylight supports? If
not, no worries, I can ping their mailing list about it.

Thanks for the quick reply Ben!

On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 11:18 AM, Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 04, 2017 at 11:05:07AM -0700, Sterdnot Shaken wrote:
> > Can you register one OVS bridge to 2 separate controllers and then, using
> > flow's, send some traffic to one controller and send some traffic to the
> > other one?
> >
> > something like:
> >
> > ovs-ofctl add-flow br0 priority=10,in_port=1,actions=CONTROLLER1:65535
> > ovs-ofctl add-flow br0 priority=10,in_port=2,actions=CONTROLLER2:65535
>
> Yes.  Use "id=controller-id" on the controller action.  See ovs-ofctl(8)
> for more information.
>
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