- Top like behavior for ovs-dpctl dump-flows
[-h] [-v] [-f FLOWFILES] [-V] [-s] [--host HOST] [-a |
--accumulate] [--accumulate-decay ACCUMULATEDECAY] [-d DELAY]
This program summarizes ovs-dpctl
flow content by aggregating the number
of packets, total bytes and occurrence of the following fields:
- - Datapath in_port
- - Ethernet type
- - Source and destination MAC addresses
- - IP protocol
- - Source and destination IPv4 addresses
- - Source and destination IPv6 addresses
- - UDP and TCP destination port
- - Tunnel source and destination addresses
- - FIELDS: the flow fields for example in_port(1).
- - COUNT: the number of lines in the dump-flow output
contain the flow field.
- - PACKETS: the total number of packets containing the flow
- - BYTES: the total number of bytes containing the flow
field. If units are not present then values are in bytes.
- - AVERAGE: the average packets size (BYTES/PACKET).
While in top mode, the default behavior, the following single character commands
- a - toggles top in accumulate and live mode. Accumulate
mode is described below.
- s - toggles which column is used to sort content in
decreasing order. A DESC title is placed over the column.
- _ - a space indicating to collect dump-flow content
- h - halt output. Any character will restart sampling
- f - cycle through flow fields
- q - q for quit.
There are two supported modes: live and accumulate. The default is live. The
or the 'a' character in top mode enables the
latter. In live mode, recent dump-flow content is presented. Where as
accumulate mode keeps track of the prior historical information until the flow
is reset not when the flow is purged. Reset flows are determined when the
packet count for a flow has decreased from its previous sample. There is one
caveat, eventually the system will run out of memory if, after the
accumulate-decay period any flows that have not been refreshed are purged. The
goal here is to free memory of flows that are not active. Statistics are not
decremented. Their purpose is to reflect the overall history of the flow
Parsing errors are counted and displayed in the status line at the beginning of
the output. Use the --verbose
option with --script to see
what output was not parsed, like this:
$ ovs-dpctl dump-flows | ovs-dpctl-top --script --verbose
Error messages will identify content that failed to parse.
must follow the format user@hostname. This script simply calls
'ssh user@Hostname' without checking for login credentials therefore public
keys should be installed on the system identified by hostname, such as:
$ ssh-copy-id user@hostname
Consult ssh-copy-id man pages for more details.
or to run as a script:
$ ovs-dpctl dump-flows > dump-flows.log
$ ovs-dpctl-top --script --flow-file
- -h, --help
- show this help message and exit.
- -v, --version
- show program's version number and exit.
- -f FLOWFILES, --flow-file FLOWFILES
- file containing flows from ovs-dpctl dump-flow.
- -V, --verbose
- enable debug level verbosity.
- -s, --script
- Run from a script (no user interface).
- --host HOST
- Specify a user@host for retrieving flows see Accessing
Remote Hosts for more information.
- -a, --accumulate
- Accumulate dump-flow content.
- --accumulate-decay ACCUMULATEDECAY
- Decay old accumulated flows. The default is 5 minutes. A
value of 0 disables decay.
- -d DELAY, --delay DELAY
- Delay in milliseconds to collect dump-flow content (sample