OpenFlow-based Link Dimensioning

R. de Oliveira Schmidt, Luuk Hendriks, Aiko Pras, Ronald van der Pol

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    In this demo we will demonstrate the possibility of using OpenFlow traffic measurements for link dimensioning purposes. Our solution runs on top of the Ryu OpenFlow controller and retrieves per-flow statistics metered at the OpenFlow switch. The statistics are obtained by using messages defined by the OpenFlow protocol. These statistics are then applied to a flow-based link dimensioning approach, originally proposed to operate with NetFlow input. By demonstrating our solution in a testbed, we are able to compare the OpenFlow-based approach with a NetFlow-based one and with the actual traffic demands calculated directly from the packet traces. With that, we show how quality of OpenFlow measurements affects the link dimensioning and how feasible their use in such applications is.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Innovating the Network for Data Intensive Science Workshop, INDIS 2014
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014
    EventInnovating the Network for Data Intensive Science Workshop, INDIS 2014 - New Orleans, LA, USA
    Duration: 16 Nov 201421 Nov 2014

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    ConferenceInnovating the Network for Data Intensive Science Workshop, INDIS 2014
    Other16-21 November 2014


    • EWI-25451
    • OpenFlow
    • NetFlow
    • METIS-309742
    • SDN
    • Bandwidth Estimation
    • IR-93930
    • Link Dimensioning

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