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Questions tagged [sdn]

For questions about Software-defined networking (SDN), an approach to networking architecture that separates the control plane from the forwarding plane, with the network control logic implemented in software-based controllers.

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How can I encode port number in dst_Mac?

Im new to SDN and Openflow so I am a little bit confused. How can I modify the destination Mac address with ovs-ofctl with purpose to encode the output port of the switch?
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How can an SDN controller detects duplicate links of OpenFlow switches?

I have two OpenFlow switches connected via two duplicate links where they are managed by a Floodlight SDN controller. Based on my SDN algorithm, the traffic can be split via the two links to decrease ...
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VMWARE NSX Networking

I have configured in a lab logical switch, distributed router, distributed firewall and everything is work fine. But then I thing about real live environment I am a little bit confused about VTEPs ...
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Is the same vCPE as SD-WAN?

I am a little bit confused about both terms, since doing research they are being used interchangeably. Does someone can give an exact definition, or even better, examples?
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OpenvSwitch port-security on physical interface

I want to secure ports on OVS and allow specific clients source MAC addresses to an interface, to improve security on my network, Here is my scenario: ovs box with 4 physical port, port1 connected ...
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change TCLINK delay dynamically

Working on SDN and mininet with the pox controller. I wish to change one of the link delay dynamically, so after lets say 1 min it changes to 500ms delay while the code is running. So far I tried to ...
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OpenvSwitch Spanning-tree priority for specific Vlan ID

I'm new to the SDN technology, I have 12 year's experience working with Cisco products, On Cisco devices, a user can set different STP priority Per VLAN ID Like : Switch(config)#spanning-tree VLAN ...
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dpctl: OpenFlow packet receive failed: unexpected end of file

I'm doing some experiment with SDN and pox controller, I have written flows manually shown below: dpctl add-flow tcp:127.0.0.1:6653 in_port=10,actions=output:14 dpctl add-flow tcp:127.0.0.1:6653 ...
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How to use sFlow-RT with RYU (SDN Controller) for detecting flows in a Mininet Topology?

I am new to Software Defined Networking and can't really get a full grasp of it. I want to detect the flows in a Mininet Topology created in linux environment using sFlow-RT and RYU Controller. I am ...
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data transfer to another domain

I want to have a simple multi-domain topology in mininet in which each domain is controlled by a single controller. I'm using Floodlight controller and OVS (switches). Imagine this topology: c1 ...
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The communication among multiple controllers

I want to have a simple multi-domain topology in mininet in which each domain is controlled by a single controller and the communication among domains will take place through controllers. So I will ...
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What is the difference between a Network Operating System and an SDN controller?

I've been trying to understand the difference between an NOS and an SDN Controller, because in many sources, this term is used interchangeably. For example: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1406.0440.pdf But ...
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Direct packet forwarding by controller

In a SDN network when a switch receives a packet for which it can not find a match in its flow table, it will forward this packet to the controller. The controller will decide about this packet and ...
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Add a flow to OVSK for communication

I have created a torus topology in mininet by enabling sflow and connecting to POX controller for topology discovery. Below is the command. sudo mn --custom=sflow-rt/extras/sflow.py --link tc,bw=10 --...
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Regarding Tier0 switch to downstream servers connectivity

I have been reading up on the connectivity patterns of tier0 switch to the downstream servers in a cloud environment(e.g. AWS, Google clouds), however, I am curious to understand why none of the cloud ...
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What is a Logically Centralised Controller in SDN

I am learning about SDN and networking, and then I reach a point where I see: SDN has a logically-centralised controller My Question: does logically-centralised controller refer to, the fact that ...
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What is the difference between SDN node and SDN enabled Base station? [closed]

I am pretty sure every network engineer would have heard about "SDN" i.e. Software Defined Network, the base of 5G network. Very soon we will be enjoying 5G in our smartphone :) I have a doubt ...
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If routing protocol in physical routers in SDN network?

In SDN network, there are control and data planes. I want to know if routing protocol runs in routers in data transfer plane? If that,there is no difference with tradition network. Or the routing ...
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How does SDN Controller know the IP address from a packet?

We've always said that SDN Controllers are "Protocol-less", they don't need to know the packet's encoding to switch it or, controllers can be routed packets by the IP Address and the IP Address used ...
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Can SDN controllers inject or delete routes in a router?

I have seen that some SDN controllers implement a BGP plugin in their architecture (for instance, Opendaylight). But, since controllers do not sent or route packets, I wonder how and if they can ...
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Dynamic adding host with a quagga service MiniNExT object

I am using MiniNExT to emulate a network topology with Quagga routers. I cannot create a topo class and pass to MiniNExT as shown here since the network changes dynamically. Is there a way to add a ...
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Deploying Dijkstra's Algorithm in a Fat Tree Topology!

I am trying to deploy Dijkstra's Algorithm for finding the shortest path between switches in a balanced fat-tree topology. The problem is that I do not know what values/unit of weight should be in ...
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VXLAN ingress replication limitations?

I've been trying to search for data on the scaling figures of the various network ASICs with regards to the maximum number of remote VTEPs they can handle when doing ingress-replication (a.k.a. Head-...
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Do we need different VLANs on IPv6 network? [closed]

With IPv6 there's new train of thought around this technology than IPv4. Since this protocol does away with broadcasts, is creating different VLANs necessary? Some people will argue that you can apply ...
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how openflow messages get routed from switch to controller? (SDN)

we all know that in SDN when a packet arrives at a switch if there isn't already a flow, matching this packet, the switch will generate a packet_in message and ask the controller for instructions. my ...
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Default Action in SDN Controller

In legacy IPv4 networks there exists a default route concept for routers where a router does not need to know exact destination of IP packet. Is there a default action concept for SDN switches? Let ...
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Ryu book Example of the operation of QoS by using Meter Table doesn't work

I am using mininet with Ryu controller. I almost followed the same procedure as explained in the Ryu book for Example of the operation of QoS by using Meter Table but I made a little modification in ...
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What does this flow mean? (SDN)

mininet> dpctl dump-flows -O OpenFlow13 *** s1 ---------------------------------------------------------------- OFPST_FLOW reply (OF1.3) (xid=0x2): cookie=0x0, duration=106.605s, table=0, n_packets=...
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Are routers used in Software Defined Network?

I have two questions :: I have read some papers on Software defined network. Every time I see that they work with switches. I want to know Cant we implement SDN with routers ? What are the metrics ...
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SDN for Highly Dynamic Moving Networks

Forgive me for asking this question. I am trying to see how SDN paradigm can be applied to highly dynamic networks, i.e., vehicular networks. If we consider vehicles as edges in a network, (i.e., the ...
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What exactly is the difference between SDN & NFV?

What is the difference between SDN (Software Defined Networking) & NFV (Network Function Virtualization)? Wikipedia says NFV relies on standard client-server model. How is this model different ...
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OpenFlow: Baseline Flows for Windows environments [closed]

I'm currently looking into OpenFlow Networks in a Windows environment. To just get a network to run properly one needs to define quite a few Flows already. Per example, Active Directory communication, ...
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Forwarding to multiple output ports using SDN

Using switches that support OpenFlow, is it possible to forward packets for specific flows to multiple outgoing ports, so that each port receives a copy of the packet (similar to multicasting scenario,...
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FloodLight OpenFlow controller - ACLs, Firewall, static rules - what is the difference between them?

I'm trying to figure out what is the difference between ACLs, Firewall and static rules in FloodLight OpenFlow controller. Having look at https://floodlight.atlassian.net/wiki/display/...
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How is Service chaining different from network functions virtualization?

From what i understand, both focus on replacing the traditionally implemented proprietary hardware services such as firewalls , NAT ,etc and try to implement it in software. So how do the two differ ...
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Priority queueing in openvswitch

When implementing QOS in openvSwitch there is an option in Configuration for linux-htb QoS : other_config : priority The description for this option in the ovs documentation is : other_config : ...
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Software defined system

Over (Software defined network) what will happen when unknown Ethernet hits the first switch, using 4 OF switch and 8 host.
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SDN for wireless network

I have been reading about Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for a while. I have a question: Is SDN made only for wired networks capability? I wonder if SDN can be utilized in wireless networks.
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How to capture GTP-C Traffic using mininet? [closed]

I am trying to capture the GTP-C packet, I am using Scapy to generate GTP-C Packet. But I could not find any good tutorial related to "How to use Scapy?"
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What is the difference in OpenVSwitch and openswitch?

Can anybody explain about the main difference in OpenvSwitch(http://www.openvswitch.org/) and Openswitch(http://openswitch.net/). Both of them are open source.
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Openflow-based Switch Action set

Based on SDN, data plane's main function is to store and forward packets based on controller's instructions (in the form of flow rules). While I was reading OpenFlow Specification v5.1, I came across ...
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Unknown Unicast Flooding Attack in Software Defined Networking

Is the the Unknown Unicast Flooding Attack still exists in Software Defined Networking. If not, how it was eliminated ?
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The actual definition of network configuration

I've read this SDN paper that mainly discusses: Malicious administrator problem, where a network administrator misconfigures a correctly functioning controller in a way that adversely affects ...
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Regarding NETCONF

I am trying for basic operations on IOS-XR (Cisco) using Netconf.This includes initially setting up a netconf connection as below: ssh [hostname] -p 830 -s netconf As soon as, the connection is ...
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Delete flow by cookie match in Pox?

Is it possible to delete flow matching a certain cookie number using Pox controller for OpenFlow? I tried something like: def delete_flow(dpid,cookie): msg = of.ofp_flow_mod() msg.match=of....
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Why OpenFlow allows L4 features to be included in match structure

So in simple scenario, a router needs to maintain a routing table that has at least minimum routing features such as Destination IP, Next Hub, and NIC interface. However, in OpenFlow specification the ...
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How firewalls differ between traditional networks and SDN

Is there a major difference between stateful firewalls that exist in the traditional networks and those that exist in SDN environment? In other word, do we have some special firewall devices that only ...
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What does the load balancer shall have the ability to serve traffic over a static IP address mean?

I am doing research on SDN (Software Defined Networks), I do not understand the concepts of this question the load balancer shall have the ability to serve traffic over a static IP address I ...
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Finding the difference between flow tables in SDN and routing tables in traditional network

What is the essential difference between the flow tables in SDN-based switches and the conventional routing tables in the existing routers? In fact, I understood that the difference is in the routing ...
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How overlay network has led to the other network virtualization techniques [closed]

When taking about virtualization in computer networks, can we argue that Overlay Network is the baseline of plenty of virtual networking techniques such as VPN, vLAN, peer-to-peer, and currently SDN? ...