[ovs-discuss] How can I change OpenVSwitch

Simone Aglianò simoagliano at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 19:29:52 UTC 2017

Yes you have caught my question

On 7 Jun 2017 21:24, "Scott Lowe" <scott.lowe at scottlowe.org> wrote:

> On 06/07/2017 12:25 PM, Simone Aglianò wrote:
> > Ok I have to choose reply all
> > My question is the initial question regarding the architecture that I
> > have attached, I don t want to turn my switch in a Open Flow switch but
> > I would use it like that with Open V Switch I mean I want take the
> > advantage of the forwarding capacity of the Catalyst cisco switch but in
> > the meantime I would use the Open Flow features.
> >
> > So If I send a openflow command from the Floodlight, does my
> > architecture work as if I had an openflow switch?
> >
> > Thank you.
> It sounds like what you're asking is whether you can use Open vSwitch as
> an OpenFlow "front-end" for a traditional network switch such as Cisco
> Catalyst. OpenFlow commands would come from the Floodlight controller to
> OVS, and OVS would do something to communicate to the Catalyst switch,
> where the actual data forwarding would occur. Is that what you're asking?
> I'm not aware of any functionality within OVS that would enable you to
> do this, nor am I aware of any other project out there that is working
> on this sort of functionality. Of course, I could certainly be mistaken.
> --
> Scott
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