[ovs-discuss] OVS switch in Openflow mode - monitoring management and control ports

Raymond Burkholder ray at oneunified.net
Wed Mar 7 22:14:10 UTC 2018


On 7 Mar 2018, at 18:10, Shivaram Mysore <shivaram.mysore at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is my assumption that network operators would feel comfortable with only one monitoring system than more than 1 and that too for each switch.  Am I mistaken in my assumption?

It is hard to conjecture.  Standard engineering response:  it depends.  Who are the network operators?  What are you trying to do?  What do you want to do with the monitored information (probably a different answer for the management ports vs the data ports?)  …...

> Thanks
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> On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 1:53 PM, Raymond Burkholder <ray at oneunified.net <mailto:ray at oneunified.net>> wrote:
> On 7 Mar 2018, at 15:21, Shivaram Mysore <shivaram.mysore at gmail.com <mailto:shivaram.mysore at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>> the controller?  Or should we use gNMI or SNMP for those only?  Using anything other than Openflow means that there are 2 monitoring systems for the same switch which is a no-no for deployment.
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> Out of curiosity, why a ‘no-no’?  You are dealing with two different types of traffic, each in a different traffic domain.  Possibly two or more different control / management tools are in play, due to the different traffic domains.
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