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Software Defined Networking with OpenFlow by Siamak Azodolmolky

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Chapter 4. Setting Up the Environment

In the previous chapters, we introduced the OpenFlow switch and controllers and in this chapter we will complete and set up the infrastructure and environment for Net App development. We start with our OpenFlow laboratory based on Mininet and remote OpenFlow controllers (POX), and then we introduce the OpenDaylight project and its bootstrap project ODL controller as an SDN controller platform (with OpenFlow support) that can be used for our Net App development.

Understanding the OpenFlow laboratory

In Chapter 2, Implementing the OpenFlow Switch, we introduced the Mininet network emulation platform as an OpenFlow laboratory. In this section, we present this laboratory in more detail as it is going to be part ...

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