The article describes the challenge of mapping between the different methods used by sFlow and OpenFlow to identify switch ports:
- Agent IP address ⟷ OpenFlow switch ID
- SNMP ifIndex ⟷ OpenFlow port ID
The Open vSwitch recently implemented the extension, unifying visibility and control of the virtual network edge. In addition, most physical that support OpenFlow also support sFlow. Ask vendors about their plans to implement the sFlow OpenFlow Structures extension since it is a key enabler for SDN control applications.