OpenVswitch and GRE tunnel notes

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Here is a quick post for setting up GRE tunnels on OpenVswitch. Both Vswitch boxes are attached to an OpenFlow Beacon controller. More up to date how-to can be found here: Configuring VXLan and GRE tunnels on OpenvSwitch KVM live storage migration makes an interesting story and run at VMware tools. The dreaded layer2 data center link conversation may never …

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Installing Open vSwitch with KVM

This tutorial is for installing Open vSwitch with KVM in order to replace traditional hypervisor Ethernet switching using Linux bridging with Open vSwitch. I rebuilt this box becuase as fun as it was to setup OpenStack (I think) there are a million modules that would take more time to clip out rather than just rebuilding. Anyone gotten Nova integrated into …

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OpenStack on Ubuntu 11.10 Installation

My notes from an OpenStack & Ubuntu 11.10. These are only my notes. Lots of errors. It was a fairly painless install. I didnt have the lab gear setup with two Nics so I got a bit kludgy at the end. I think the interesting component will be to replace the Openstack bridging with OpenVswitch. sudo apt-get install rabbitmq-server sudo …

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Installing NOX OpenFlow Controller on Ubuntu 11.10

Updated UB 11.10 post here It is all pretty straight forward except for the default branch is zaku(stable) which has compilation issues. This switches the branch to destiny(unstable). $wget http://openflowswitch.org/downloads/debian/binary/nox-dependencies.deb   $dpkg –info nox-dependencies.deb $cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d $sudo wget http://openflowswitch.org/downloads/debian/nox.list $sudo apt-get update $sudo apt-get install nox-dependencies $git clone git://noxrepo.org/nox $cd nox Make sure you run the destiny branch from within the …

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Installing Openvswitch and KVM on CentOS 6.2

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This is all (mostly) covered in the INSTALL.Linux inside the tar. This might help folks with some of the graph

add yum -y install openssl-devel this package is necessary if you use SSL with OpenVSWitch. (Thanks for input Marcos)

The Open vSwitch datapath requires bridging support (CONFIG_BRIDGE) to be built as a kernel module.  (This is common in …

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Top 10 Reasons I think SDN Openflow will gain momentum

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Predicting the future is often as easy as looking at the past, no crystal ball required.

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The MPLS and transport roles merge

The Juniper PTX in 2011 was a pretty bold merge of the OTN and MPLS functionality into one box.  They are marketing it as the “Converged Supercore” http://www.juniper.net/as/en/dm/supercore/. As the debate of packet vs. circuit switched networks has clearly been won by the packet side of the house. Arguably the the increasing demands of service provider bandwidth for triple play …

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MVPN Multicast with Multi-Protocol BGP MPLS VPN on Cisco IOS

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Below assumes you have the basic MPLS transport setup. MVPN or multicast vpn is deployed on Cisco gear using Multicast Distribution Trees (MDT). This information is encapsulated in the MPBGP MPLS sessions to be distributed into label switch paths (LSPs) for forwarding. The following code will produce a basic functioning Cisco IOS MDT multicast environment. A tutorial for that can …

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