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SDN 101: Integrating Mininet on Raspberry Pi

How to install and run OpenFlow switches on a Raspberry Pi using Mininet Mininet is a network emulator that can create and emulate an entire OpenFlow network locally on your PC, or in this case, a Raspberry Pi. This is similar in concept to network emulators such as GNS3. Mininet may even be added to […]

SDN 101: OpenFlow, HP Virtual Routers and GNS3

In a previous blog entry, I showed you how to integrate Mininet and GNS3 (SDN 101: Mininet (OpenFlow) and GNS3) for learning SDN and OpenFlow. Mininet is free, open source software which makes it really easy to learn. You can also download free, open source controllers like OpenDaylight and ONOS. I will now show you […]

SDN 101: Mininet (OpenFlow) and GNS3

In this blog entry I am going to show you how to set up an OpenFlow enabled network running in Mininet with GNS3 devices and an SDN Controller. This network will run both OpenFlow and traditional networking. You will find this kind of set up useful when learning SDN and OpenFlow. See the GNS3 academy […]

SDN 101: Using Mininet and SDN Controllers

Overview Mininet is a network emulator that can create and emulate an entire OpenFlow network locally on your laptop / PC. This is similar to how GNS3 allows you to simulate a Cisco network on your laptop. Mininet may even be added to GNS3 in the future. The easiest way to get started with Mininet […]

OpenFlow switch configuration - HP Procurve and Comware with the HP VAN SDN controller

OpenFlow switch configuration – HP Procurve and Comware with the HP VAN SDN controller

In this video David Bombal demonstrates the configuration of OpenFlow on physical HP switches. Both Comware and ProVision configuration are explained. The switches are integrated with the HP VAN SDN Controller which updates the flow tables on the switches. David explains the OpenFlow flow tables on both the Controller and the switches. The switches used […]

RSdoc – REST API documentation for OpenFlow and SDN

RSdoc – REST API documentation for OpenFlow and SDN

In this video David Bombal explains RSdoc, which provides semi-automated interactive RESTful API documentation. It offers a useful way to interact with REST APIs on the HP VAN SDN Controller, updating OpenFlow flow tables on switches. RSdoc is useful as an API online documentation tool. It provides a catalog of all the REST APIs on […]

Rest API

REST API

In this video, David demonstrates the use of a simple bash script to update flow table entries on OpenFlow switches using the RESTful API and the HP VAN SDN Controller. The HP Controller supports both Java and RESTful northbound APIs. The southbound API protocol used in this example is OpenFlow 1.0.

OpenFlow HP VAN SDN Controller and Mininet integration

OpenFlow: HP VAN SDN Controller and Mininet integration

This video demonstrates OpenFlow integration between the HP VAN SDN Controller and Mininet. The HP Controller is an SDN controller that supports OpenFlow version 1.0 and 1.3. Mininet allows for easy learning and testing of and OpenFlow network emulated on a PC. This is similar in concept to GNS3 or HP Simware.

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HP VAN SDN Controller v2.3 released

HP VAN SDN Controller version 2.3 released HP released an updated version of the HP VAN SDN Controller on the 30th of July 2014. This is the third release of the controller in the last 9 months and adds more features. This is a very short introduction – I will be creating more blog entries […]

HP SDN Links

HP SDN and OpenFlow related links:

HP SDN and OpenFlow related links: Here are some useful HP SDN and OpenFlow links and documents. It can sometimes be difficult to find good information, so here is a starting point. I will update this as things develop. Please feel free to contact me with updates you think are good. Some products like Mininet […]