Compatible Switches

The following list of switches are known to work with the Floodlight controller.

If you experience problems with any of the below switches, or have new ones that you'd like to add to this list, please let us know by sending an email to

Virtual Switches

  • Open vSwitch (OVS)
  • ofsoftswitch

Hardware Switches

  • Arista 7050
  • Brocade MLXe
  • Brocade CER
  • Brocade CES
  • Dell S4810
  • Dell Z9000
  • Extreme Summit x440, x460, x670
  • HP 3500, 3500yl, 5400zl, 6200yl, 6600, and 8200zl (the old-style L3 hardware match platform)
  • HP V2 line cards in the 5400zl and 8200zl (the newer L2 hardware match platform)
  • Huawei openflow-capable router platforms
  • IBM 8264
  • Juniper (MX, EX)
  • NEC IP8800
  • NEC PF5240
  • NEC PF5820
  • NetGear 7328SO
  • NetGear 7352SO
  • Pronto (3290, 3295, 3780) - runs the shipping pica8 software