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Automatic bootstrapping of OpenFlow networks

Sachin Sharma (UGent) , Dimitri Staessens (UGent) , Didier Colle (UGent) , Mario Pickavet (UGent) and Piet Demeester (UGent)
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OpenFlow decouples the control plane functionality from switches, and embeds it into one or more servers called controllers. One of the challenges of OpenFlow is to deploy a network where control and data traffic are transmitted on the same channel (in-band mode). Implementing such an in-band mode is complex, since switches have to search and establish a path to the controller (bootstrapping) through the other switches in the network. In this paper, we propose a method that facilitates this automatic bootstrapping of switches. In this method, the controller establishes its own control network through the neighbor switches that are connected to it by the OpenFlow protocol. We measure suitability of the proposed method by performing bootstrapping experiments in different types of topologies: linear, ring, star and mesh topologies. The experimental results show that the proposed method allows bootstrapping in a minimal time, which makes it suitable even for a large network.
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Sharma, Sachin et al. “Automatic Bootstrapping of OpenFlow Networks.” 19th IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Networks, Proceedings. IEEE, 2013. 1–6. Print.
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Sharma, Sachin, Staessens, D., Colle, D., Pickavet, M., & Demeester, P. (2013). Automatic bootstrapping of OpenFlow networks. 19th IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan networks, Proceedings (pp. 1–6). Presented at the 19th IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan networks (LANMAN - 2013), IEEE.
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Sharma, Sachin, Dimitri Staessens, Didier Colle, Mario Pickavet, and Piet Demeester. 2013. “Automatic Bootstrapping of OpenFlow Networks.” In 19th IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Networks, Proceedings, 1–6. IEEE.
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Sharma, Sachin, Dimitri Staessens, Didier Colle, Mario Pickavet, and Piet Demeester. 2013. “Automatic Bootstrapping of OpenFlow Networks.” In 19th IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Networks, Proceedings, 1–6. IEEE.
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Sharma S, Staessens D, Colle D, Pickavet M, Demeester P. Automatic bootstrapping of OpenFlow networks. 19th IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan networks, Proceedings. IEEE; 2013. p. 1–6.
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S. Sharma, D. Staessens, D. Colle, M. Pickavet, and P. Demeester, “Automatic bootstrapping of OpenFlow networks,” in 19th IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan networks, Proceedings, Brussels, Belgium, 2013, pp. 1–6.
@inproceedings{3260511,
  abstract     = {OpenFlow decouples the control plane functionality from switches, and embeds it into one or more servers called controllers. One of the challenges of OpenFlow is to deploy a network where control and data traffic are transmitted on the same channel (in-band mode). Implementing such an in-band mode is complex, since switches have to search and establish a path to the controller (bootstrapping) through the other switches in the network. In this paper, we propose a method that facilitates this automatic bootstrapping of switches. In this method, the controller establishes its own control network through the neighbor switches that are connected to it by the OpenFlow protocol. We measure suitability of the proposed method by performing bootstrapping experiments in different types of topologies: linear, ring, star and mesh topologies. The experimental results show that the proposed method allows bootstrapping in a minimal time, which makes it suitable even for a large network.},
  author       = {Sharma, Sachin and Staessens, Dimitri and Colle, Didier and Pickavet, Mario and Demeester, Piet},
  booktitle    = {19th IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan networks, Proceedings},
  isbn         = {9781467349840},
  keywords     = {IBCN},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Brussels, Belgium},
  pages        = {1--6},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {Automatic bootstrapping of OpenFlow networks},
  year         = {2013},
}

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