Metrics and measurement tools in OpenFlow and the OFELIA testbed

Marc Körner, Herbert Almus, Hagen Woesner, Tobias Jungel

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Abstract

OpenFlow is a recent standard that defines the interaction between a network element (switch, router) and an externalized control element (the controller). This article introduces the metrics of interest when developing hardware and software for OpenFlow and shows how these are made available in OFELIA, a Pan-European research testbed for software-defined networks. OFELIA provides software tools like OFLOPS and cbench as well as access to specific test hardware. A section of the article describes how this hardware is integrated into the control framework of OFELIA and how it can be used by external researchers. Some measurement results recently obtained with the use of OFELIA provide an example of experiments that are done to further optimize SDN equipment and controllers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMeasurement Methodology and Tools - First European Workshop, FP7 FIRE/EULER Project, Revised and Extended Papers
Pages127-138
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event1st European Workshop on Measurement Methodology and Tools, FP7 FIRE/EULER Project - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 9 May 20129 May 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7586 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference1st European Workshop on Measurement Methodology and Tools, FP7 FIRE/EULER Project
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period9/05/129/05/12

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