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Re: [affinity-dev] Sample Bundles in the Virtualization Edition
Luis Gomez <luis.gomez@...>
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I have a more general question here (I cc controller dev): maybe I am missing something but why the simple forwarding application is always on in the controller (i.e. creating flows for all known hosts)? I see it is a very good use case but in my opinion it should have a turn on/off button, same as subnet gateway feature. It is not only for VTN, I am thinking on any app or consumer of the controller that may be interested in knowing the attached hosts without automatically creating flows for them.
From: affinity-dev-bounces@... [mailto:affinity-dev-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Hideyuki Tai
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 6:41 PM
To: Ed Warnicke (eaw)
Cc: <affinity-dev@...>; <defense4all-dev@...>; ovsdb-dev@...; opendove-dev@...; vtn-dev@...
Subject: Re: [affinity-dev] Sample Bundles in the Virtualization Edition
When someone runs run.sh and send some configuration to Affinity, OpenDOVE, or VTN,
the Virtualization Edition does something useful.
It requires some configuration, but it does something great related to virtualization.
I think it's the same with simpleforwarding bundle to require configuration.
Simpleforwarding bundle requires subnet gateway configuration to forward packets.
I mean that even the Virtualization Edition include simpleforwarding,
we need some configuration anyway.
My one concern on simpleforwarding bundle is that simpleforwarding sets flow entries automatically
after detecting host information.
It means that simpleforwarding ignore virtual network configuration on Affinity and VTN,
and may install flow entries which interfere with Affinity and VTN.
Therefore, I would like to remove simpleforwarding bundle from the Virtualization Edition.
Furthermore, I think simpleforwarding bundle doesn't do virtualization jobs,
but just simulates a traditional IP network.
So it is a little weird to me that the Virtualization Edition include simpleforwarding bundle.
To be honest, It's not clear to me that other project in the Virtualization Edtion needs simpleforwarding bundle,
or simpleforwarding bundle interfere with other bundles too.
So I would like to hear from other project people.
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