Re: [ovs-dev] Open vSwitch Design
The short answer is that Open vSwitch serves as one of the standard reference implementations for OpenFlow (in fact, the primary developers of Open vSwitch were some of the original designers of OpenFlow). Multiple hardware switches on the market use Open vSwitch as the basis for their OpenFlow support.Not sure how Openvswitch implementation relates to Openflow specification.
There are a few switches supporting Openflow already: http://www.openflow.org/wp/switch-nec/ http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/options/networking/bnt8264/index.html
There are many other ports announced or available from vendors such as HP, Brocade, Pica8, Extreme, Juniper, and NetGear. Cisco has even announced support support for OpenFlow on the Nexus 3k (http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=213545).
The standard(s) are here: http://www.openflow.org/wp/documents/ Good info from recent symposium: http://opennetsummit.org/past_conferences.html _______________________________________________ dev mailing list dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://openvswitch.org/mailman/listinfo/dev
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