All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘OpenFlow’

Time to Ditch the Definition of SDN

While at a stoplight looking at the random news feeds on Linkedin I ran across a post of a recent blog post by the ONF and the subsequent conversation where my friend Ivan Pepenlnjak commented. So I threw in my two cents and quickly regretted it because Linkedin has an amazing ability to frustrate me as it updated the comment …

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Setting Up Overlays on Open vSwitch

Network Overlay

Most “SDN” solutions involve overlays or at the least HW overlay gateways/ToR of some type. Some sell overlays terminating in hardware, others sell overlays terminating in the server. The encaps include standards like GRE, VXLAN and soon to be Geneve (Generic Network Virtualization Encapsulation: basically the good parts of the other encaps evolved). While none of these overlay networks should …

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Install Open vSwitch v2.0 from RPM on RedHat Fedora

Open Vswitch Lab

This post is for installing OVS from RedHat RPM binaries. If you want to build Open vSwitch from source please see this post. Open vSwitch v2.0 introduces some really important features, at the top of the list is multi-threaded support in vswitchd. This will increase flow instantiation rates significantly into the upstream kernel module. A rough guess would be from …

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The OpenFlow Overlay


Integrating SDN beyond the data center is still the wild west. The needs are very similar, traffic classification and policy instantiation at the edge. Data center solutions then abstract the underlying network with tunneling/encapsulation mechanisms to achieve IP mobility among other things. Outside the data center, some may care about choosing a forwarding path beyond the SPF calculation accounting for …

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OpenDaylight Maven and OSGI Dev Notes

Osgi Maven

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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Compiling Wireshark to Install the OpenFlow Dissector on a MAC


For those looking to learn or begin some development work with OpenFlow your trusty friend is the OpenFlow Wireshark dissector. Unfortunately it is still not available as a built in plugin packaged with the Wireshark binary yet. So in the meantime it requires compiling wireshark to get the C header files to generate the shared object file to drop into …

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Pre-Built OpenDaylight VM Images

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While there is still some uncertainty on the platform details of OpenDaylight, there isn’t uncertainty in my mind, where I will be devoting my time for the rest of the year. I put up a couple of Pre-Built OpenDaylight VM Image, made up of the two proposed bootstrap controllers and OpenFlow tools, on a couple of VM images. I split …

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SDN, OpenFlow and OpenDaylight Updates and Recordings

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It’s been a busy few weeks in the SDN debate. I am posting some SDN updates from April along with some recordings from various events. The Open Networking Summit held its event. Only a few of the videos have posted so far. The keynotes and presentations that stuck out to me were, Rose Schooler from Intel, Bruce Davie from Nicira/Vmware, …

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