The Open vSwitch Database Management Protocol
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Network Working Group                                           B. Pfaff
Internet-Draft                                             B. Davie, Ed.
Intended status: Informational                              VMware, Inc.
Expires: September 16, 2013                               March 15, 2013

             The Open vSwitch Database Management Protocol
                       draft-pfaff-ovsdb-proto-02

Abstract

   Open vSwitch is an open source software switch designed to be used as
   a vswitch (virtual switch) in virtualized server environments.  A
   vswitch forwards traffic between different virtual machines (VMs) on
   the same physical host and also forwards traffic between VMs and the
   physical network.  Open vSwitch is open to programmatic extension and
   control using OpenFlow and the OVSDB (Open vSwitch Database)
   management protocol.  This document defines the OVSDB management
   protocol.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1.  Requirements Language  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.2.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  System Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3.  OVSDB Structure  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     3.1.  JSON Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     3.2.  Schema Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   4.  Wire Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     4.1.  RPC Methods  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.1.1.  List Databases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       4.1.2.  Get Schema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       4.1.3.  Transact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       4.1.4.  Cancel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
       4.1.5.  Monitor  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
       4.1.6.  Update Notification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
       4.1.7.  Monitor Cancellation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       4.1.8.  Lock Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
       4.1.9.  Locked Notification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
       4.1.10. Stolen Notification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
       4.1.11. Echo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
   5.  Database Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
     5.1.  Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
     5.2.  Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
       5.2.1.  Insert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
       5.2.2.  Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
       5.2.3.  Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
       5.2.4.  Mutate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
       5.2.5.  Delete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
       5.2.6.  Wait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
       5.2.7.  Commit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
       5.2.8.  Abort  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
       5.2.9.  Comment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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