[ovs-discuss] Why message having OFP1.5 do not work on generic switch

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Fri Jan 6 16:36:01 UTC 2017

On Fri, Jan 06, 2017 at 09:50:09PM +0530, Vineet Tripathi wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am new in openvswitch and having a following query:
> 1. After installing OpenVSwitch and adding  bridge
> 2. Then, set controller using ovs-vsctl set-controller br0 tcp:<ip:port>
> 3. Then send add flow message having open-flow protocol 1.5 from controller
> then it reports error <OFPET_BAD_REQUEST> with type <OFPBRC_BAD_TYPE>
> 4. After this I run command "ovs-vsctl -- set bridge br0
> protocols=openflow15"
> 5. When I try to send same open-flow 1.5 add flow message as step 3 then
> flow enter added successfully without any error
> If I try above same with openflow13 it works in both the cases.

The FAQ talks about OpenFlow version support:

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