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OpenFlow on HP Comware switches

OpenFlow configuration: HP Comware 5900 switches with the HP VAN SDN Controller

In this blog entry I’ll show you how to get a basic OpenFlow network working using HP 5900 Comware switches and the HP VAN SDN Controller. HP announced support for OpenFlow on the Comware 5900 series switches towards the end of 2013. The 5900 switches support OpenFlow 1.3.1. These switches require Comware version 7.1 and […]

Mininet and the HP VAN SDN Controller

Mininet is a network emulator that can create and emulate an entire OpenFlow network locally on your PC. This is similar in concept to network emulators such as Simware (HP Comware) or GNS3 (Cisco IOS). Mininet allows you to create different topologies consisting of OpenFlow switches and hosts (end devices). Topologies can vary from a single […]