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OVS cheat sheet


ovs-vsctl list open_vswitch
ovs-vsctl list interface
ovs-vsctl list interface vxlan-ac000344
ovs-vsctl --columns=options list interface vxlan-ac000344
ovs-vsctl --columns=ofport,name list Interface
ovs-vsctl --columns=ofport,name --format=table list Interface
ovs-vsctl -f csv --no-heading --columns=_uuid list controller
ovs-vsctl -f csv --no-heading -d bare --columns=other_config list port
ovs-vsctl --format=table --columns=name,mac_in_use find Interface name=br-dpdk1
ovs-vsctl get interface vhub656c3cb-23 name

ovs-vsctl set port vlan1729 tag=1729
ovs-vsctl get port vlan1729 tag
ovs-vsctl remove port vlan1729 tag 1729

# not sure this is best
ovs-vsctl set interface vlan1729 mac='5c\:b9\:01\:8d\:3e\:9d'

ovs-vsctl clear Bridge br0 stp_enable

ovs-vsctl --may-exist add-br br0 -- set bridge br0 datapath_type=netdev
ovs-vsctl --if-exists del-br br0


ovs-ofctl dump-flows br-int

# include hidden flows
ovs-appctl bridge/dump-flows br0

# remove stats on older versions that don't have --no-stats
ovs-ofctl dump-flows br-int | cut -d',' -f3,6,7-
ovs-ofctl -O OpenFlow13 dump-flows br-int | cut -d',' -f3,6,7-

ovs-appctl dpif/show
ovs-ofctl show br-int | egrep "^ [0-9]"

ovs-ofctl add-flow brbm priority=1,in_port=11,dl_src=00:05:95:41:ec:8c/ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff,actions=drop
ovs-ofctl --strict del-flows brbm priority=0,in_port=11,dl_src=00:05:95:41:ec:8c

# kernel datapath
ovs-dpctl dump-flows
ovs-appctl dpctl/dump-flows
ovs-appctl dpctl/dump-flows system@ovs-system
ovs-appctl dpctl/dump-flows netdev@ovs-netdev


ovs-appctl dpif/show
ovs-ofctl dump-ports br-int
ovs-appctl dpctl/dump-flows
ovs-appctl dpctl/show --statistics
ovs-appctl dpif-netdev/pmd-stats-show
ovs-appctl dpif-netdev/pmd-stats-clear
ovs-appctl dpif-netdev/pmd-rxq-show

Debug log

ovs-appctl vlog/list | grep dpdk
ovs-appctl vlog/set dpdk:file:dbg

# log openflow
ovs-appctl vlog/set vconn:file:dbg


ovs-appctl list-commands
ovs-appctl fdb/show brbm

ovs-appctl ofproto/trace br-int in_port=6

ovs-appctl ofproto/trace br-int tcp,in_port=3,vlan_tci=0x0000,dl_src=fa:16:3e:8d:26:61,dl_dst=fa:16:3e:0d:f5:e6,nw_src=,nw_dst=,nw_tos=0,nw_ecn=0,nw_ttl=0,tp_src=0,tp_dst=22,tcp_flags=0

# history
ovsdb-tool -mm show-log /etc/openvswitch/conf.db

top -p `pidof ovs-vswitchd` -H -d1

# port and dp cache stats
ovs-appctl dpctl/show -s
ovs-appctl memory/show
ovs-appctl upcall/show
ovs-appctl coverage/show

neutron ml2/ovs tracing

tag=$(ovs-vsctl get port $PORT tag)
ofport=$(ovs-vsctl get interface $PORT ofport)
mac=$(ovs-vsctl get interface $PORT external_ids:attached-mac | sed -e 's/"//g')

# will flood to all tunnels
ovs-appctl ofproto/trace br-int in_port=${ofport},dl_src=${mac}

# unicast
ovs-appctl ofproto/trace br-int in_port=${ofport},dl_src=${mac},dl_dst=${dhcp_mac}

# Inbound from tunnel
ovs-ofctl show br-tun | grep -E "^ [0-9]"
tun_id=$(ovs-vsctl get port $PORT other_config:segmentation_id | sed -e 's/"//g')
ovs-appctl ofproto/trace br-tun in_port=${tun_ofport},dl_src=${dhcp_mac},dl_dst=${mac},tun_id=$tun_id
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Thanks, this helps me a lot

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