Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Performance Comparison Of the state of the art OpenFlow Controllers
Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

OpenFlow is a widely used protocol for software defined networks (SDNs) that presents a new paradigm in which the control plane is abstracted from the forwarding plane for the network devices. This approach differs from the conventional networking architecture, where both planes reside on the same networking device. In SDN approach centralized entities called “controllers” act like network operating systems run different applications that manage and control the network via well-defined APIs. OpenFlow switch is the forwarding plane in SDN architecture that has tables of packet-handling rules. Traffics passing the switch are compared against these rules and a match – action method is applied to the traffics. Depending on the rules installed by a controller application, an OpenFlow switch can act like a router, a switch, or a middle box without much caring about what kind of vendor to use in the network.

Data centers’ networking is one of the applications that showed successful integration with OpenFlow protocol by making the network more consistent to the rapidly expanding number of virtual machines. But with the growing traffic in the data centers, the need for high controllers’ performance increases. Therefore, in this thesis we presented a performance evaluation in both throughput and latency perspectives for the current well-known OpenFlow controllers: NOX, Beacon, Floodlight, Maestro, OpenMul, and OpenIRIS. Controller benchmarking tool was implemented for incremental number of switches connected to the controller under test, and the results show that the OpenMul controller has the highest throughput, while OpenIRIS controller shows the lowest latency.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 59 p.
Keyword [en]
SDN, OpenFlow
National Category
Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-27590Local ID: ITE1502OAI: diva2:783679
Subject / course
Computer Network Engineering
2015-12-07, E320, Spetsvinkelgatan 29, SE-302 50, Halmstad, 23:17 (English)
Available from: 2015-02-03 Created: 2015-01-25 Last updated: 2015-02-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(2762 kB)2788 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 2762 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Information Technology
Communication Systems

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 2791 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 1193 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link