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Software Defined Networking with OpenFlow by Siamak Azodolmolky

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Chapter 2. Implementing the OpenFlow Switch

In this chapter we will be covering implementation of the OpenFlow switch (v1.0) and important hardware and software OpenFlow switches. Then we will introduce Mininet as an integrated environment to experience with the OpenFlow switches and controllers. The reference implementation of OpenFlow and hardware/software products will be presented in this chapter. An OpenFlow laboratory using Mininet network emulation is explained along with a step-by-step experiment in Mininet.

OpenFlow reference switch

OpenFlow switch is a basic forwarding element, which is accessible via OpenFlow protocol and interface. Although at first glance this setup would appear to simplify the switching hardware, flow-based SDN architectures ...

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