Floodlight OpenFlow Controller GUI Applet

OpenFlow Lab

There is a new FloodLight OpenFlow SDN controller GUI out from a Marist College and IBM research group/internship. I am guessing it is the same IBM researcher that developed the FloodLight web UI. This applet allows one to instantiate a flow from the GUI along with a couple of other bells and whistles. It is great to see the public/private …

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Why Community Counts

  I was graciously invited to join some of the best in the business which each of the folks rounding out my top 5 technologist hero list. The panel included Stephen Foskett, Brad Casemore, Ivan Pepelnjak and Greg Ferro to join Omar Sultan from Cisco to discuss the Cisco SDN strategies and what problems it may solve someday if the community makes it so. …

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Nicira Acquisition by VMWare Winners and Losers

Ghetto Lisa

VMware acquired Nacira today. They were one of the two (not including Embrane) venture cap groups that came out of the of Stanford group that developed among other things the OpenFlow and much larger the concepts around making Software Defined Networks (SDN) a potential reality. They open sourced and upstreamed Open vSwitch, two big contributions. I hope this frees up …

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How to Build an SDN Lab without Needing OpenFlow Hardware

OpenFlow Lab

How do you build a networking lab without networking equipment? Yet another plus in the column of open software driven networks. Proofing and prototyping networks today are often done with things like NETFPGA or expensive vendor manufactured hardware. Since we are beginning to build primitives, APIs and abstraction layers the value of what the software development community has had for …

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Configuring an OpenFlow POX SDN Controller and HP Switches

Unicorn Rainbow

There is an updated post with the newest HP OpenFlow firmware that can be found at: Configuring an OpenFlow POX SDN Controller and HP Switches: HP has been supporting OpenFlow v1.0 with general availability longer than anyone in the industry. While there are limitations, just as most vendors will have as we start exploring exposing and/or decoupling control planes. Installing the …

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SDN APIs- I Think I Have Seen This Movie Before

To see the future of SDN and arguably the future of networks, the roadmap is in our rear-view mirror. Like with most things the past holds the clues to the future and computing cycles fit that mold well. The Northbound API is starting to get some attention as there has been recent milestones in announcements regarding SDN support. There have …

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My Top 10 Essential WordPress Plugins

Top 10 Wordpress Plugins

My Top 10 Essential WordPress Plugins: I jotted down my Top 10 plugins that I think are essential or aesthetically nice. It can be a bit confusing when you first start your own WordPress blog to figure out what is needed. Click on the screenshots for a link to the plugin site on WordPress.org. Hope these help someone starting out to …

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SDN Floodlight Controller GUI Topology Video and Install

Network

SDN Floodlight Controller GUI Topology Video and Install: There is a new topology component to the OpenFlow Controller FloodLight. The page is located in the GUI Web UI under the “Topology” menu and the balls on the screen represent hosts. I haven’t checked the listserv to see where they are going with it but it’s all in the right direction …

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