Programming

OpenDaylight OpenStack Integration with DevStack on Fedora

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The following is a walk through of the OVSDB project within OpenDaylight for OpenStack integration. There are a couple of bugs so it is not for the faint of heart. It is intended for those looking to get their development environment up and running. We will have videos and what not walking through the installation and code reviews of the …

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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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OpenDaylight Maven and OSGI Dev Notes

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Prior to OpenDaylight I had only used the ODGI framework with David Ericson’s Beacon contorller. I wanted to dump some of my notes from code hacking over the past couple of weeks. Most of the time has been spent getting used to OSGI and Maven. After the Maven and OSGI overviews, I list my dev notes for setting OSGI log …

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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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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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Floodlight OpenFlow Controller: Using the Static Flow Entry Pusher

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Floodlight OpenFlow Controller: Using the Static Flow Entry Pusher: The first post in this tutorial can be found at Tutorial to Build a FloodLight SDN OpenFlow Controller . For those looking to do things with early SDN / OpenFlow controllers this post may be of some use to kickstart your efforts. I am posting a Java class below that Cory Fowler …

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Tutorial to Build a FloodLight SDN OpenFlow Controller Module

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This how-to is a tutorial to build a FloodLight SDN OpenFlow controller module in Java using the open source OpenFlow controller FloodLight that BigSwitch open sourced to the community. The installation and class creation is documented on the FloodLight Wiki. I am adding a screencast of the installation for those who get stuck on any steps. This is just how …

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SDN Using DNS Naming for Classification

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SDN Using DNS Naming for Classification Update: First, a Refresher. The initial project was outlined here Abstract Current generation networks are under scrutiny for not presenting the proper amount of flexibility at scale to accomplish technical and business objectives. At the core of the problem are the constraints imposed by the network revolving around the inflexible nature of IP addressing …

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SDN Using Names

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SDN Using Names SDN Using Names as an approach to simplifying policy application and ease operations barrier: For anyone who is visiting for the first time, first thank you for visiting. By day I design networks with completely traditional means, the handful of scalable architectures with a slight amount of flexibility, BGP/VPNs thats it. I am a one trick pony as the saying …

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OpenFlow, OpenvSwitch and KVM SDN Lab Installation App

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This OpenFlow, Open vSwitch and KVM SDN Lab Installation App is a python app that will install a few different options at an SDN lab. There are some really nice SDN applications that are coming along that have been open sourced from vendors or the community. Lots of people are really getting interested in understanding what SDN and getting to know …

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Django Installation and First App Tutorial

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Django Installation and First App Tutorial: Django is a powerful web framework written in Python used to create pluggable database driven websites that are complex, but simplified by the abstraction of the Django framework. I am using Ubuntu for this install but beyond it will work for most OS’s. I will configure Django to use sqlite as a database. It …

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Python Tutorial: Classes, Objects, Methods, init and Simple Examples

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Python Tutorial on Classes, Objects, Methods: In this post we will dive into Python classes, methods, objects and using the init constructer to initialize classes. Object oriented programming has gone well past being a fad (sorry punchcards) like it or not encapsulation and inheritance is winning out. The idea is to make modules and procedures abstracted, modifiable and reusable without needing …

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Python Tutorial: Functions and Passing Lists and Dictionaries with Simple Examples

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In Python the differences between functions, classes and methods is often best explained with examples of code. It is also the best way to learn syntax and languages for some of us. We will start off with Functions and work into Classes which is the Object Oriented Programming (OOP) in Python over the next few posts. These are merely blueprints …

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