Hybrid OpenFlow Using The Normal Action

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Hybrid OpenFlow Using The Normal Action: When a new technology is introduced in networking, it is not uncommon for most to transition that new technology into their network for test/dev or production by starting with small chunks at a time. Hybrid OpenFlow deployments will used by many of us as a place to start with SDN with fairly low risk …

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More Vendors Define Their SDN Strategy

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It was a busy week in SDN. Some pretty significant revelations gave us good directional indications for SDN in 2013. Most significantly is SDN is getting enough traction to drive significant investment and tough decisions to be made by the networking incumbents. As more vendors define their SDN strategy, we will see an increasing amount of commercial products, rather than …

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More Details About The Cisco ONE Controller Announced

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Cisco has begun further unveiling more details about the Cisco ONE controller, currently in early beta. The announcement, specifies new SDN applications and hardware support for a select few existing products and new ones like the Catalyst 3850. Also recently announced, is the new Nexus 6000 switching product, along with a NAM module for the Nexus 7000. The Nexus 6000 is 96-ports …

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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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The SDN Impact on Net Neutrality

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Over the next 10 years the networking industry is going to transform much more than it has in the previous ten year. The catalyst as we know it today is called SDN. What SDN really means is, the time has come to bring networking into the same decade conceptually, as the rest of the computing world. Networking will move away …

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OpenStack Multi-Node DevStack Nova Network Tutorial

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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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OpenFlow: SDN Hybrid Deployment Strategies

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This series of posts, has been focused on reviewing some practical OpenFlow SDN deployment strategies. Early SDN, will be hybrid networks and early niche applications to begin understanding how to integrate pockets of SDN, mitigate risks and most importantly understand the technology to properly scale solutions. If you try and put 5,000,000 access-lists into a kit that can only do 2,000 …

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OpenFlow: Coarse vs. Fine Flows

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OpenFlow: Coarse vs. Fine Flows – This series of posts, is to shed light on some illogicalities surrounding the SDN discussion. I will highlight what I propose, will achieve performance and scale when implementing flow based forwarding designs. Soon these debates, will no longer be conceptual or limited deployments in only the hyper-scale networks, as more of us begin real-life implementations. …

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