All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘OpenFlow’

OpenvSwitch Configure from Packages and Attaching to a Floodlight OpenFlow Controller

Open Vswitch Lab

OpenvSwitch Configure from Packages and Attaching to a Floodlight OpenFlow Controller: Couple folks have asked about installing OpenvSwitch from packages on Ubuntu 12.04 as opposed to from source. The default repos have v1.4 up so almost at the latest v1.4.1. OVS will be the de facto vSwitch in the hyper-scale providers in the future in my opinion. As Vmware’s Nicira acquisition …

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SDN and OpenFlow Quotes from some of the Best


Like anyone reading this, we are avid consumers (in my case leech) of information. I put together some quote from people regarding SDN and OpenFlow. Most of the people in the list are intrinsic in helping me shape my own views regarding technology with the outstanding content, ideas and research they generate. “Think of it as a general language or an instruction …

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SDN Use Cases

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We have a few problems in networking. The following document are some SDN use cases that have come up over the past recent months/years. New abstractions in networking should enable solutions we never thought possible due to the monolithic nature of networking gear today (Mainframe 1980). This is all coming from a person who thinks MPLS can squeeze orange juice out …

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SDN for Internet Providers Use Case

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This post has been updated here Thanks! -Brent

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Floodlight OpenFlow Controller Screencast with HP Switches

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There is an updated post with the newest HP OpenFlow firmware that can be found at: Quick how-to on installing the Floodlight OpenFlow controller and a slick http UI fronted someone put up on GutHub. Floodlight is probably the easiest of all controllers to setup. It is built in Java and based on the Beacon controller project. It is a …

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Configuring the NOX GUI

Nox Gui Tutorial

Configuring the NOX GUI To install NOX Destiny branch refer to this post. To get the little test web page going run the following on startup.

To run the NOX GUI you can do the following. I am showing the errors you get if you don’t have the Python GUI classes loaded. Start the NOX GUI Start NOX with …

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NOX OpenFlow Controller Installation Screencast Ubuntu 11.10

This post is on the NOX OpenFlow Controller Installation Screencast Ubuntu 11.10. When compiling NOX If you get the error “configure: error: openssl/md5.h not found. NOX requires OpenSSL” You just need to switch to the ‘destiny’ branch from the default ‘zaku’ branch. Setup dependency repo: cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d wget apt-get update cd ~/<wherever you want to put the src files> Install …

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POX Openflow Controller Installation Screencast

Pox Installation

POX Openflow Controller Installation: POX is a lightweight OpenFlow controller that is written completely in Python that is targeted for developers to spin up their own controllers. The nice thing about POX is if you want an OF controller spun up in as fast as you can type git clone etc, you got it. It supports the same tools that NOX …

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