[ovs-discuss] A tool to feel-up flow-tables in ofproto

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Mon Jul 17 17:21:45 UTC 2017


On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 10:47:12AM +0300, Sara Gittlin wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 09:37:05AM +0300, Sara Gittlin wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 11:40:41AM +0300, Sara Gittlin wrote:
> > > Thank you Ben
> > >
> > > >> I need a tool to feel up the flow tables in ofproto.
> > > >> do you know what tool/other should i use ?
> > >
> > > >What does it mean "to feel up" a flow table?
> > >
> > > i want to be able to read ofctl tables and to get a big output ~ 10000
> > > - 50000 flows.
> > > i need it to order to run some algo. on these flows (e.g. try to
> > > generate megaflows .. )
> > > i know that i can do it with sdn controller -  is there other tools ?
> >
> > >Do you just want to run "ovs-ofctl dump-flows"?
> > >
> >>  Thanks Ben
> >>  this can be an option, unless there is a better way to retrieve all
> > > flows in ofproto
> 
> > So far, you've said that you don't want to use a controller and you want
> > something "better" than ovs-ofctl.  What would be better?  It's
> > difficult to help when you don't give us much information on what you
> > want.
> 
> Ben,  i think i understand now.
> I should use SDN controller , but how to create a big topology so lot
> of flows can be created ?
> mininet ? openstack ? other ?

I'll have to leave that question to others, because it's not my area of
expertise.  I do hear a lot of good things about mininet.


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