Re: controller questions

Luis Gomez <luis.gomez@...>

Hi Zach, thanks very much for your quick answer.


From: Zach Seils (seils) [mailto:seils@...]
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2013 5:36 PM
To: Luis Gomez
Cc: 'integration-dev@...'; dev (controller-dev@...)
Subject: RE: controller questions


The Static Route feature is used to resolve the MAC address of a next-hop gateway on an adjacent, non-OpenFlow switch.  It essentially resolves and tracks a next-hop gateway MAC address for use in future flow programming.  The feature itself doesn’t program anything on a switch.


SPAN = Switched Port Analyzer; a term used for a port interface that connects to a promiscuous analysis device (packet capture, DLP, etc.).  In the context of ODL, this allows you to define a port as a SPAN port (i.e. connected to an analysis device), which can be used later for replicating flow traffic.  Again here, configuring the feature in-an-of itself doesn’t program anything on a switch.






From: controller-dev-bounces@... [mailto:controller-dev-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Luis Gomez
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2013 3:32 AM
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Subject: [controller-dev] controller questions


Hi controller experts,


After checking current GUI/NB API, I have got couple of questions:


-          Static route: What exactly is happening when I add a static route pointing to a known host in Host Tracker? I was expecting some flows were recreated to reach destination but this does not look the case…

-          SPAN port: what is a SPAN port?


Thanks in advance



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