[ovs-discuss] How can I change OpenVSwitch
simoagliano at gmail.com
Fri Jun 9 14:41:34 UTC 2017
I was looking for the cheapest and easiest way to have an OpenFlow switch
to run my experiment with Floodlight and Flowvisor. I think that the
easiest and cheapest way is run Open vSwitch on Linux operating system
having an adapter usb to multiple ethernet ports, isn´t it? I think to run
it in linux virtual machine what do you think about it?
BTW, thank you for having referenced me OpenWrt projects.
On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 3:18 PM, Raymond Burkholder <ray at oneunified.net>
> On 9 Jun 2017, at 08:26, Simone Aglianò <simoagliano at gmail.com> wrote:
> I m interested also in a desktop switch with just 4 ports
> On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 1:23 PM, Simone Aglianò <simoagliano at gmail.com>
>> Does anyone know which is the cheapest switch with OpenFlow enabled or on
>> which I can update the firmware or a Linux-based switch on which I can
>> install OpenVSwitch?
> I think at this point, you are actually asking two or more different
> questions. What is it that you are really looking for? a) openvswitch
> switching? b) open flow based switching? c) hardware accelerated
> openvswitch? d) openvswitch to handle open flow hardware acceleration? e)
> hardware accelerated open flow?
> Someone mentioned the Zodiac. I believe that is an OpenFlow-only switch —
> you don’t get to run openvswitch or linux on it. You need to run a
> separate controller to control the Zodiac.
> If you want to run OpenvSwitch on something, you can use almost anything.
> I use devices from http://www.lannerinc.com (no personal affiliation) to
> install Linux and run OpenvSwitch. Forwarding speeds are amazing, even if
> they are not hardware accelerated.
> OpenvSwitch is a special animal: it can be used to process-based switch
> packets between ports. And it can be used as an software based OpenFlow
> switch. it can run on anything you run linux and has multiple network
> You can take a look at the LEDE/openwrt projects — I think they use
> openvswitch in some form for some of their routing/switching/security
> elements. That would get you a really inexpensive four port switch,
> running linux, and some version of openvswitch. Again, it depends, for
> what combination of openvswitch/openflow/hardware acceleration are you
> If you can wait a bit more, the Mellanox guys are working through an
> interesting concept of hardware accelerating Openvswitch through the linux
> tc flower mechanism. At that point, with mellanox hardware, you can then
> get Openvswitch/openflow/hardware acceleration, all under one roof.
>> Best regards,
>> On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 9:32 AM, Simone Aglianò <simoagliano at gmail.com>
>>> Thank you, but I didn't find it for Catalyst Switch 2960 24-TTL
>>> On 8 Jun 2017 23:05, "Ian Pilcher" <arequipeno at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 06/07/2017 02:29 PM, Simone Aglianò wrote:
>>>>> Yes you have caught my question
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