[ AWS Transit VPC ]: Introduction to Transit VPC inside AWS

Word Count: 548 This blog is part 1 of 4, in a series of 4 blog posts on the topic of Transit VPCs. In this 4-part series of blog posts, we will be covering the following topics: Definition of Transit VPCs The business use cases of having Transit VPCs The technical use cases of having ...
 

[ OpenDaylight ODL ]: Using Meters with New NIC Design – Challenges and Solutions

Word Count: 973 Some new features were added on Network Intent Composition (NIC) in order to create OpenFlow rules using Meters. In this blog, we'll talk about these changes and how to create Intents using Meters. A new definition of Intent was created on NIC; right now we have two ways to create Intents: over ...
 

[ OpenDaylight ODL ]: OpenFlow Plugin – How to Create Meters in 5 Steps

Word Count: 351 This article shows using OpenDaylight’s OpenFlow plugin to create meters and OpenFlow rules using those meters. In OpenFlow, meters will be used for several purposes, such as rate-limiters and as classifiers. Following the 5-step process demonstrated below, you can easily and seamlessly create meters and integrate them into your solutions. Assumptions: You are using a ...
 

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

Word Count: 837 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 ...
 

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

Word Count: 863 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 ...
 

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

Word Count: 844 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 Contrail 2.20 and before embarking ...
 

Onwards & Upwards with Yrineu Rodrigues, ODL, NIC!

Word Count: 451 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). ...
 

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

Word Count: 1,229 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.   ...