Chapter 5.  Getting Started with OpenDaylight

In Chapter 2, Introduction to Software-Defined Networking, we showed how SDN solves the challenges faced by traditional networking when it is used in a cloud network infrastructure. We understood the need for a distributed control plane and centralized management in modern data center networking designs. It was highlighted that SDN technologies must provide abstractions, programmatic APIs, and multi-vendor support.

Let's now focus our attention on a specific SDN platform called OpenDaylight (ODL). OpenDaylight is an open source SDN platform developed by a community supported by key companies from the technology industry. The ODL project was launched in the year 2013 and its most recent release is named ...

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