November 6-8, 2017

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Providing routing on a production enterprise network with FAUCET and OpenvSwitch

Within the WAND network research group at the University of Waikato we operate a 100% OpenFlow-controlled network for research/teaching/BYOD traffic. The access/aggregation layer of this network is provided by vendor OpenFlow switches (most running embedded OpenvSwitch with ASIC SDK drivers to drive merchant silicon). The core routing for the network is provided by a linux server running a high-speed userspace OpenvSwitch bridge accelerated by DPDK. The entire network is controlled by our open source OpenFlow v1.3 controller, FAUCET. We also introduce our test-driven methodology for implementing network features in FAUCET and how this can also be applied to operating a network.

Monday, November 6, 1:30pm-2:10pm
Level: N/A
University of Waikato
Brad is a member of the WAND Network Research Group at the University of Waikato. He is also a core member of the FAUCET project which develops an open source openflow controller for enterprise networks. He uses this controller to build production OpenFlow networks. He comes from a systems background so puts a lot of effort into network automation and monitoring of his production OpenFlow... FULL PROFILE