The hybrid mode setting determines which packet-forwarding decisions are made by controlled OpenFlow switches and which of these decisions are made by the controller itself.

Managing hybrid mode includes the following:

  1. Viewing and (if needed) changing the hybrid mode configuration.

  2. Coordinating the controller hybrid mode with the OpenFlow switch settings.

NOTE: In all cases, the controller only monitors or directs packets within OpenFlow instances. The controller cannot direct or monitor packets outside of OpenFlow instances.

NOTE: For information on the switches that support can be used with the controller when hybrid.mode is true, see the HP VAN SDN Controller and Applications Matrix.