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Fwd: [ovs-discuss] Open vSwitch 1.10.0 Available

FYI, openvswitch now has experimental support for openflow versions > 1.0

Dave Scott
XenServer System Architect

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From: Justin Pettit <jpettit@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: May 2, 2013, 8:33:43 AM GMT+01:00
To: "discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx discuss" <discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "announce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <announce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [ovs-discuss] Open vSwitch 1.10.0 Available

The Open vSwitch team is pleased to announce the release of Open vSwitch 1.10.0:


This release contains new features, performance improvements, and a significant reworking of core components.  Feature highlights of 1.10.0 include:

   * Support for the VXLAN tunnel protocol.

   * Experimental support for newer versions of OpenFlow.

   * With the Linux datapath, packets for new flows are now queued
     separately on a per-port basis, so it should no longer be
     possible for a large number of new flows arriving on one port to
     prevent new flows from being processed on other ports.

   * Patch ports no longer require kernel support, so they now work
     with FreeBSD and the kernel module built into Linux 3.3 and later.

   * The maximum size of the MAC learning table is now configurable.

   * It is possible to request the OpenFlow port number with the
     "ofport_request" column in the Interface table.

   * And many others.  See the full change log here:



--The Open vSwitch Team

Open vSwitch is a production quality, multilayer open source virtual switch.  It is designed to enable massive network automation through programmatic extension, while still supporting standard management interfaces. Open vSwitch can operate both as a soft switch running within the hypervisor, and as the control stack for switching silicon. It has been ported to multiple virtualization platforms and switching chipsets.

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