[ovs-discuss] get ovs-dpctl stat remotely

Justin Pettit jpettit at nicira.com
Thu Apr 5 19:43:15 PDT 2012

No, you can't get the stats remotely from ovs-dpctl.  You can use ovs-ofctl, but it will only give you stats for the flows that you've defined.  ovs-ofctl can work remotely, as described in the man page.

If you just want visibility into the traffic flowing through your switch, you may want to look at the built in NetFlow or sFlow support.


On Apr 5, 2012, at 5:22 PM, Masoud Moshref Javadi wrote:

> I want the statistics of the flows matched by an openvswitch switch. "ovs-dpctl dump-flows br0" gives these results for recent flows.
> - Can I get run it remotely from a controller machine?
> - Is there any better solution to get per-flow statistics not just 5-sec recent ones?
> Thanks in advance
> -- 
> Masoud Moshref Javadi
> Computer Engineering PhD Student
> Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
> University of Southern California
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