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Towards a Virtualization-based Control Language for SDN Platforms

Aouadj, Messaoud and Lavinal, Emmanuel and Desprats, Thierry and Sibilla, Michelle Towards a Virtualization-based Control Language for SDN Platforms. (2014) In: 10th International Conference on Network and Service Management - CNSM 2014, 17 November 2014 - 21 November 2014 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CNSM.2014.7014185


Software defined networking (SDN) approaches rely on control languages to programmatically express the desired network behavior. Several SDN control languages use network virtualization to abstract the complex and dynamic nature of the physical infrastructure. However, almost all these languages use the same network abstraction model, which we believe is not the most appropriate one for expressing flexible and reusable network control policies. This paper presents work in progress towards a new high-level virtualization-based control language for SDN platforms. The main novelty of this language is to integrate a network abstraction model that explicitly identifies two kinds of virtual units: i) Fabrics to abstract packet transport functions and ii) Edges to abstract richer networking functions. We believe that this approach will allow network administrators to easily express modular and reusable network control policies independently of the underlying infrastructure.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to IEEE editor. The definitive version is available at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=7014185&punumber%3D7000620%26sortType%3Dasc_p_Sequence%26filter%3DAND%28p_IS_Number%3A7014126%29%26pageNumber%3D3
HAL Id:hal-01147232
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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