Missing line rate performance after flows are successfully installed

If an instance is running OpenFlow v1.0 and the flow cannot be accommodated in the hardware or a higher priority overlapping rule is present in software, or we have reached the policy engine usage limit configured, the flow will be housed in the software table. Use the show openflow instance <instance-name> flows command to verify that the flow is housed in the software table.

If the flow is programmed in software, line rate performance is not seen in packet forwarding.

To know which flows are accommodated in hardware, see the Flow classification section of this document.

For an OpenFlow1.3 instance, there could be several software tables, 200 to 203.