Programmable Network Experiments: Software Defined Networking (OpenFlow)

Posted by Matt Watson on August 19, 2019
Event type WEBINAR
Event date Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2 p.m.
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Chameleon’s Bring Your Own Controller (BYOC) functionality enables tenants to create isolated network switches managed using OpenFlow controllers provided by the user. This feature is targeted at users wishing to experiment with software-defined networking (SDN) as well as users with experiments that have non-standard networking requirements.

OpenFlow switches, like traditional switches, forward network traffic between a number of ports used to connect to other networks and devices. The primary difference is that OpenFlow switches rely on external software (a “controller”) to dynamically manage the rules (or “flows”) that determine how and where the traffic is forwarded. In addition, OpenFlow enables a much larger set of possible rules which can be imposed on the traffic.

This webinar will demonstrate how to use Chameleon’s BYOC capabilities and provide tips and tricks to getting the most out of networking experiments. Participants will be able to follow along using a Jupyter notebook that is included in the standard Chameleon Jupyter environment.