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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Importing OpenDaylight Into Eclipse

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This is a quick video for importing OpenDaylight into Eclipse for development. You need to build OpenDaylight with Maven prior to importing it into Eclipse. Once you build ODL from the CLI, you can either run it from there for learning OpenFlow or getting to know the OpenDaylight controller or go on to importing the controller into Eclipse. For those …

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OpenDaylight OpenFlow Tutorial

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The OpenDaylight project was announced this week and they already have working controller code up on a repositry. Under the controller hood, looks to be the OSGI framework originally forked from David Erickson’s Beacon controller. It’s a simple tutorial to help kickstart the dependencies and getting a chance to learn how instantiating OpenFlow flow rules work. This was the first …

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The Cisco ONE SDN Controller

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Cisco announced the ONE controller at Cisco Live last summer. The ONE has been in Beta for a few months now. There is still plenty of fragmentation around what SDN is and what it should solve. One generally accepted concept is the way we operate networks today, is showing signs of age. The announcement of OpenDaylight this week, pretty much …

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Installing OpenStack Grizzly with DevStack

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DevStack is a scripted OpenStack installer  maintained for developers to prototype and debug. It is also handy for operators to proof concepts and test new services and configurations. This is a good starter for folks new to OpenStack to help understand how to install and operate OpenStack. Some folks have been asking about multi-node DevStack deployment using nova network, so …

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SDN Dominates NFD#5

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SDN was the soup dajoure at Networking Field Day #5 and rightfully so. My friends are not only talented bloggers, but also some of the best architects, engineers and operators in the networking field. The networking industry has gone without significant innovation since at least MPLS and arguably Ethernet. Our network architectures are snapshots of the cold war. Every device …

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Big Switch Introduces Switch Light

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Big Switch took a step towards rounding out their portfolio with introducing plans to release a software switching software to integrate into ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) and vendor hardware switches. The “thin switching” software is made up using the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) Indigo project from Stanford University and Project Floodlight. Just as various vendors have used Open …

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Be The Steamroller Not The Road

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I always chuckle when I hear SDN or OpenFlow “bigots”. I find that it is normally vendors being flippant towards SDN in general are from a handful of camps: When people spend time to understand that OpenFlow is merely an open messaging protocol to instantiate flow based forwarding. Flow based forwarding integrates L4 into forwarding decisions. L4 adds rudimentary application …

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