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Be The Steamroller Not The Road

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I always chuckle when I hear SDN or OpenFlow “bigots”. I find that it is normally vendors being flippant towards SDN in general are from a handful of camps: When people spend time to understand that OpenFlow is merely an open messaging protocol to instantiate flow based forwarding. Flow based forwarding integrates L4 into forwarding decisions. L4 adds rudimentary application …

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Configure an HP OpenFlow Switch for Floodlight

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This is a revised tutorial to configure an HP OpenFlow switch for Floodlight or any other OpenFlow controller. HP revised its firmware a few months back which is great. HP has been supporting OpenFlow on its switches with generally available code longer then any other networking vendor. Other vendors with GA OpenFlow firmware are Brocade and Pica8. Maturity of OpenFlow …

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Open vSwitch on VirtualBox

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Here is a quick tutorial for installing Open vSwitch on VirtualBox. VirtualBox is an open source virtualization project from Oracle. It is supported on Windows, Mac, BSD and Linux to name a few. It has a nice GUI for VM management out of the box. Open vSwitch is an open source vSwitch from Martin Casado, Ben Pfaff and a whole …

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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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