Mar
01
2017

[ OpenDaylight ]: Using ODL BGP and advertising routes ODL REST API and XML files

In this technical blog post, we outline the steps that are needed to configure the ODL BGP and advertise routes using ODL REST API and XML files. This configuration can be taken in two ways (it follows the steps for XML configuration): via REST API via XML files Assumptions: We assume that your router is … Continue reading "[ OpenDaylight ]: Using ODL BGP and advertising routes ODL REST API and XML files"
Jan
20
2017

[ ODL | Network Intent Composition (NIC) Demo at PTC’17 by Yrineu Rodrigues ]

This week at the Pacific Telecom Conference (PTC’17), we demonstrated ODL NIC in front of an audience of Service Providers and Telecommunications operators.  The demonstration showed a comparison of 2 video-streaming instances, which displays our work on an actual application of NIC.  The overall response was positive; there was an extreme interest and a prolonged … Continue reading “[ ODL | Network Intent Composition (NIC) Demo at PTC’17 by Yrineu Rodrigues ]”
Jan
13
2017

[ Contrail | Getting Started with Contrail vRouter and OpenStack Liberty, Mikata, Newton ]

Encouraged by successful installation of Contrail 2.20, which we covered in our last post. We set out to explore bugs that we can help fix. Got started with vRouter bugs and fixed the following. https://bugs.launchpad.net/OpenContrail/+bug/1277170 https://bugs.launchpad.net/OpenContrail/+bug/1333977 Then we set out to work on the following Contrail Neutron bugs. https://bugs.launchpad.net/OpenContrail/+bug/1599672 https://bugs.launchpad.net/OpenContrail/+bug/1556259 The bugs were reproducible on … Continue reading “[ Contrail | Getting Started with Contrail vRouter and OpenStack Liberty, Mikata, Newton ]”
Dec
16
2016

Onwards & Upwards with Yrineu Rodrigues, ODL, NIC!

We’re excited to announce a new member to our development team, Yrineu Rodrigues! Yrineu began work in the SDN / NFV space over 3 years ago, with almost 2 years of contributions to the OpenDaylight NIC (Network Intent Composition) project, constantly implementing test cases and gradually becoming involved in the main functionalities (of-renderer).   As NIC … Continue reading “Onwards & Upwards with Yrineu Rodrigues, ODL, NIC!”
Nov
17
2016

[ ODL | Common Challenges when Getting Started with Service Function Chaining (SFC) ]

For those of us that have spent hours analyzing topologies to find a sweet spot to insert security service appliance understand the great potential in OpenDaylight’s Service Function chaining.   Recently, we’ve experimented with this feature and ran into some walls. I’ve documented the little journey below in a journal format.   Hope this will … Continue reading "[ ODL | Common Challenges when Getting Started with Service Function Chaining (SFC) ]"
Nov
15
2016

[Contrail | Getting started with Contrail vRouter and OpenStack Liberty]

During a recent project, we tried to replicate vrouter bugs and possibly provide fixes. In order to get started in the heavy work and testing our code, we needed to get Contrail & vRouter started and realized there was really limited and fragmented documentation around this. The documentation below reveals some quick steps to get … Continue reading “[Contrail | Getting started with Contrail vRouter and OpenStack Liberty]”
Nov
15
2016

Serro 2017 Predictions: SDN – Domain-Specific Solutions Powered by Specialized Processes and Zero Latency

Commodity virtualization has moved from servers to networks, and in doing so has produced software-defined networking (SDN) to make networks agile and higher performance. Sitting at the core of SDNs are controllers – applications that manage flow control to enable intelligent networking. But it’s still early days for SDN and controller-based networking and the intelligence, … Continue reading “Serro 2017 Predictions: SDN – Domain-Specific Solutions Powered by Specialized Processes and Zero Latency”
Nov
10
2016

The OpenDaylight Summit: Main Takeaways from Nitin Serro, CEO

“OpenDaylight – It just got real” was the opening slide in Neela Jacques keynote. Yes, it definitely got more real for our team at the recent OpenDaylight Summit.  The community has definitely progressed into a critical mass, and it was great to see excitement fueled by new and familiar faces eager to collaborate and corroborate … Continue reading “The OpenDaylight Summit: Main Takeaways from Nitin Serro, CEO”
Jul
26
2016

New Horizons for Technology, Anchored with Steadfast Purpose

True to our beginnings, we at Serro abide by our commitment to deliver great work. Beginning in the early 2000s, building networks at-scale required automating as many functions as possible. Amidst this time of rapid development, we worked with many startups who required a cleaner network design, higher operational resiliency, and instant scalability to be … Continue reading “New Horizons for Technology, Anchored with Steadfast Purpose”
Oct
08
2015

Provisioning Satellite Communications in Mere Minutes? SDN Makes It Possible

Oil exploration companies work in some pretty remote areas of the world. The Chukchi Sea in the U.S. Arctic region. The North Kerio basin of Kenya. The Norwegian North Sea. It seems there are few places on earth that are too remote or too extreme to explore—but that doesn’t mean conditions are easy in the … Continue reading “Provisioning Satellite Communications in Mere Minutes? SDN Makes It Possible”
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