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Getting Started With OVSDB

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OVSDB (Open vSwtich Database) is a management protocol used to manipulate the configuration of Open vSwitches and more recently vendors have begun implementing OVSDB in their Ethernet switches firmware. Some of those vendor data plane implementations are already running OVS under the hood so the implementation should be relatively painless. A project I am involved in developing is the OVSDB …

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Compiling Wireshark to Install the OpenFlow Dissector on a MAC

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For those looking to learn or begin some development work with OpenFlow your trusty friend is the OpenFlow Wireshark dissector. Unfortunately it is still not available as a built in plugin packaged with the Wireshark binary yet. So in the meantime it requires compiling wireshark to get the C header files to generate the shared object file to drop into …

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Pre-Built OpenDaylight VM Images

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While there is still some uncertainty on the platform details of OpenDaylight, there isn’t uncertainty in my mind, where I will be devoting my time for the rest of the year. I put up a couple of Pre-Built OpenDaylight VM Image, made up of the two proposed bootstrap controllers and OpenFlow tools, on a couple of VM images. I split …

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Open Networking Summit 2013 Is Streaming

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The Open Networking Summit 2013 is going to be live streaming a good chunk of the content. Thats outstanding since most people don’t get a chance to travel. The ONS is ground zero for SDN and specifically OpenFlow. It is a great mix of vendors, researchers and community working out potential future paths of networkings. Head over to see the …

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Networking Field Day #5 – A Community Event

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Networking Field Day is upon us again. The days of March 6-8 some of the best in the business are going to be together again to have participating vendors pitch their product strategies to the NFD delegates and more importantly, to everyone else watching the live stream. I was invited to attend Network Field #5 and I humbly accepted. Network …

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Installing Wireshark On Linux for OpenFlow Packet Captures

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This tutorial is for those who are learning, troubleshooting and developing using the OpenFlow wire protocol. Packet captures are vital to troubleshooting issues that occur between the switch and OpenFlow controller. The instructions are for installing Wireshark from package or compiling and installing from source. It also walks through installing the OpenFlow v1.0 dissector plugin for Wireshark. Once the plugin …

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SDN OpenFlow Policy Abstractions

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SDN OpenFlow Policy Abstractions : Abstraction layers are a fundamental principle in computer science. It is a core pillar in creating efficiencies through layered, modular scale. Proper abstraction layers are also where the networking train came off the tracks. Network operators program network devices using proprietary APIs one device at a time. In today’s networks, when we push policy to …

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Best Cat Videos of 2012

Best Cat Videos 2012

took a rare, but important intermission from technology related posts to write about the one and only thing cooler than computing, programming and networking, that is videos of cute cats and kittens! These are the best cat videos of 2012 that I remember watching this year. Pets love us unconditionally that can only come from pure innocence. As they depend …

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