Learning OpenDaylight

A practical guide to building programmable networks using OpenDaylight
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Learning OpenDaylight

Reza Toghraee

A practical guide to building programmable networks using OpenDaylight
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782174523
Paperback336 pages

Book Description

OpenDaylight is an open source, software-defined network controller based on standard protocols. It aims to accelerate the adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and create a solid foundation for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

SDN is a vast subject; many network engineers find it difficult to get started with using and operating different SDN platforms. This book will give you a practical bridge from SDN theory to the practical, real-world use of SDN in datacenters and by cloud providers.

The book will help you understand the features and use cases for SDN, NFV, and OpenDaylight.

NFV uses virtualization concepts and techniques to create virtual classes for node functions. Used together, SDN and NFV can elevate the standards of your network architecture; generic hardware-saving costs and the advanced and abstracted software will give you the freedom to evolve your network in the future without having to invest more in costly equipment.

By the end of this book, you will have learned how to design and deploy OpenDaylight networks and integrate them with physical network switches. You will also have mastered basic network programming over the SDN fabric.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to SDN - Transformation from Legacy to SDN
Why are we going towards SDN?
Difference between direct fabric programming and overlay
Futuristic view on networking and SDN
BUM (broadcast, unknown, multicast)
SDN controllers
OpenDaylight as an SDN controller
Chapter 2: Overview of OpenDaylight
Overview of OpenDaylight components
OpenDaylight modules
The NeXt UI
Summary
Chapter 3: OpenDaylight Installation and Deployment
Plan to deploy OpenDaylight
Standalone installation
Distributed installation
Verifying the installation and accessing the web interface
Running ODL on a Docker container
Summary
Chapter 4: Building a Virtual SDN Test Lab with Virtual Switches
What is Mininet?
How to stepwise build a Mininet-enabled virtual switch
Integrating a Mininet virtual switch with OpenDaylight
Mininet commands
Viewing the flow mappings
Using OVS as an SDN-capable virtual switch
Chapter 5: Basic Networking with OpenDaylight
Layer 2 switching in OpenDaylight
Implementing VLANs and host isolation in OpenDaylight
OpenDaylight VLAN LAB
Peering with the outside world using BGP
Security - user management
Link aggregation
Summary
Chapter 6: Overview of OpenDaylight Applications
OpenDaylight applications and why we use them
Creating MD-SAL applications
What is YANG?
Our very first application, HelloWorld
Summary
Chapter 7: Building SDN Applications for OpenDaylight
Introduction to network access control via OpenDaylight
What is NAC?
Summary
Chapter 8: Network Function Virtualization
Virtual network functions (VNFs)
OPNFV and its role in service provider NFV
How OpenDaylight and OPNFV integrate and implement NFVs in service provider networks
Service chaining using OpenDaylight
Examples of forcing traffic to go through a firewall and load balancer
Example of network traffic broker and capturing
Summary
Chapter 9: Building a Software-Driven Data Center with OpenDaylight
Software-defined data center
The integration of OpenStack into OpenDaylight
OpenDayLight's Virtual Tenant Networks
Automatic network provisioning
Network orchestration
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Transition from legacy networking to software-defined networking
  • Learn how SDN controllers work and manage a network using southbound and northbound APIs
  • Learn how to deploy the OpenDayLight SDN controller and integrate it with virtual switches
  • Understand the basic design and operation of the OpenDaylight platform
  • Build simple MD-SAL OpenDaylight applications
  • Build applications on top of OpenDayLight to trigger network changes based on different events
  • Integrate OpenStack with OpenDayLight to build a fully managed network
  • Learn how to build a software-defined datacenter using NFV and service-chaining technologies

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to SDN - Transformation from Legacy to SDN
Why are we going towards SDN?
Difference between direct fabric programming and overlay
Futuristic view on networking and SDN
BUM (broadcast, unknown, multicast)
SDN controllers
OpenDaylight as an SDN controller
Chapter 2: Overview of OpenDaylight
Overview of OpenDaylight components
OpenDaylight modules
The NeXt UI
Summary
Chapter 3: OpenDaylight Installation and Deployment
Plan to deploy OpenDaylight
Standalone installation
Distributed installation
Verifying the installation and accessing the web interface
Running ODL on a Docker container
Summary
Chapter 4: Building a Virtual SDN Test Lab with Virtual Switches
What is Mininet?
How to stepwise build a Mininet-enabled virtual switch
Integrating a Mininet virtual switch with OpenDaylight
Mininet commands
Viewing the flow mappings
Using OVS as an SDN-capable virtual switch
Chapter 5: Basic Networking with OpenDaylight
Layer 2 switching in OpenDaylight
Implementing VLANs and host isolation in OpenDaylight
OpenDaylight VLAN LAB
Peering with the outside world using BGP
Security - user management
Link aggregation
Summary
Chapter 6: Overview of OpenDaylight Applications
OpenDaylight applications and why we use them
Creating MD-SAL applications
What is YANG?
Our very first application, HelloWorld
Summary
Chapter 7: Building SDN Applications for OpenDaylight
Introduction to network access control via OpenDaylight
What is NAC?
Summary
Chapter 8: Network Function Virtualization
Virtual network functions (VNFs)
OPNFV and its role in service provider NFV
How OpenDaylight and OPNFV integrate and implement NFVs in service provider networks
Service chaining using OpenDaylight
Examples of forcing traffic to go through a firewall and load balancer
Example of network traffic broker and capturing
Summary
Chapter 9: Building a Software-Driven Data Center with OpenDaylight
Software-defined data center
The integration of OpenStack into OpenDaylight
OpenDayLight's Virtual Tenant Networks
Automatic network provisioning
Network orchestration
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781782174523
Paperback336 pages
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