Chapter 15. Software-Defined Networking and Open Source

This chapter covers the following key topics:

  • A blue square is shown. The SDN Background: The software-defined network (SDN) background and its adoption in today’s networking implementations.

  • A blue square is shown. The Overlay and Microsegmentation Edge: Description of the two networking models focused on host-based versus switch-based networking.

  • A blue square is shown. The Switching Fabric: Description of the switching fabric leaf/spine terminology.

  • The Underlay ...

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