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Software Defined Networking with OpenFlow by Siamak Azodolmolky

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Chapter 5. "Net App" Development

Up to this point, we have covered the details about OpenFlow functionalities, and the role of OpenFlow switch and OpenFlow controllers in the SDN ecosystem. In Chapter 4, Setting Up the Environment, we setup our development environment and in this chapter we go through some network applications (Net Apps) using the POX OpenFlow controller and also the OpenDaylight controller that we introduced and setup in the previous chapter. Please note that the potentials and capabilities of OpenFlow controllers are more than the sample Net Apps that we will introduce in this chapter. However, the goal here is to give an initial push towards the basic steps in developing Net Apps using OpenFlow framework. In the first part ...

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