All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘OpenFlow’

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


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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OpenFlow: SDN Hybrid Deployment Strategies


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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OpenFlow: Proactive vs Reactive Flows

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As more people begin entering the Software Defined Networking conversation, there is still only one wire protocol that has a reasonably good chance at becoming the de-facto open SDN southbound messaging standard, OpenFlow. There is quite a bit of debate around whether or not OpenFlow can scale. Most claims that OpenFlow does not scale are probably grounded in misconception. That …

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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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Software Defined Network (SDN) -Looking Toward 2013 – Part 2

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In the second part of the two parter I am looking at some of the softer sides of the networking futures and what I expect to see in the coming year. Click here for Part I. Today Google back-hauls their inter-data center traffic using its implementation of OpenFlow called G-Scale. While a fairly fixed set of flow patterns they have so far …

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