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  • 1.  OpenFlow stack configuration

    Posted 11-11-2016 11:40
    Hi, We have stacked configuration which comprises of X440G2 and X460G2(stack master) switches. we have openflow enabled on them and want to know the openflow flow capacity(number of flows) on a stacked configuration with and without FDB flows enabled?

    On a single switch we see a max of 255 flows installed. Other post suggest the same limitation due to the ACL but they mention a flow count of 256 per ACL slice. How does this ACL slicing work in stack mode? In stack mode does the OpenFlow agent utilise all the switches ACL?
    Regards
    Mayur


  • 2.  RE: OpenFlow stack configuration

    Posted 11-30-2016 14:54
    OpenFlow uses ACL's to create flows, and static FDB entries if enabled. The limit of flows are directly related to what type of openflow/ACL flows you are creating, and where the ingress of the flow is.

    Each switch in a stack has there own ACL slices so it could theoretically double the number of flows.

    Example: X is the number max flows on a single switch

    X flows from Slot 1 to 2, and X flows from slot 2 to 1

    Hope this helps.