Design and develop an OpenFlow Testbed within virtualized architecture

Pang Wei Tsai, Yu Ting Lai, Pei Wen Cheng, Chu Sing Yang, Mon Yen Luo

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Abstract

Virtualization has brought the revolution of utilizing computing elements, and also incurred the trends of cloud computing with distributed data centers built for enterprises. Recently, the network virtualization has become an issue for decreasing the cost and adding the flexibility of networking inside either the service platform or the infrastructure. Hence, research and education demands for testing new ideas about Software Defined Network in testbed have become more and more popular. This paper proposes a time- and resource-shared network testbed which integrates with Emulab system, Xen hypervisor and OpenFlow. This OpenFlow Testbed aims to provide an isolated, clean, quick-built and independent environment for each user to emulate OpenFlow networks. The implementation also has been verified with real use cases which are tutorials of courses in college. Users can build OpenFlow environment upon the shared and virtual infrastructure for network research and education purposes. Results also revealed that not only this network emulation testbed meets most requirements that real machine environment could provide, but also acquires benefits from virtualization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium
Subtitle of host publication"Integrated Management of Network Virtualization", APNOMS 2013
StatePublished - 2013
Event15th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium: "Integrated Management of Network Virtualization", APNOMS 2013 - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: 25 Sep 201327 Sep 2013

Publication series

Name15th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium: "Integrated Management of Network Virtualization", APNOMS 2013

Conference

Conference15th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium: "Integrated Management of Network Virtualization", APNOMS 2013
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityHiroshima
Period25/09/1327/09/13

Keywords

  • Emulab
  • Network Virtualization
  • OpenFlow
  • Software Defined Network
  • Testbed
  • Xen

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