Software-Defined Networking (SDN) with OpenStack

Leverage the best SDN technologies for your OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure
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Software-Defined Networking (SDN) with OpenStack

Sriram Subramanian, Sreenivas Voruganti

Leverage the best SDN technologies for your OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure
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Book Details

ISBN 139781786465993
Paperback216 pages

Book Description

Networking is one the pillars of OpenStack and OpenStack Networking are designed to support programmability and Software-Defined Networks. OpenStack Networking has been evolving from simple APIs and functionality in Quantum to more complex capabilities in Neutron.

Armed with the basic knowledge, this book will help the readers to explore popular SDN technologies, namely, OpenDaylight (ODL), OpenContrail, Open Network Operating System (ONOS) and Open Virtual Network (OVN).

The first couple of chapters will provide an overview of OpenStack Networking and SDN in general. Thereafter a set of chapters are devoted to OpenDaylight (ODL), OpenContrail and their integration with OpenStack Networking. The book then introduces you to Open Network Operating System (ONOS) which is fast becoming a carrier grade SDN platform. We will conclude the book with overview of upcoming SDN projects within OpenStack namely OVN and Dragonflow.

By the end of the book, the readers will be familiar with SDN technologies and know how they can be leveraged in an OpenStack based cloud.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: OpenStack Networking in a Nutshell
Virtual and physical networking
Layer 2 (L2) capabilities in OpenStack
Layer 3 (L3) capabilities in OpenStack
Securing network traffic in OpenStack
Advanced networking services
OpenStack and SDN context
Summary
Chapter 2: Introduction to Software-Defined Networking
Components of traditional networks
Challenges faced by traditional networks
SDN reference architecture
SDN and OpenStack
Summary
Chapter 3: SDN Protocols
Getting familiar with SDN protocols
Configuration management protocols
Understanding OpenFlow
Summary
Chapter 4: SDN Networking with Open vSwitch
OVS Networking with Linux Network namespace
OVS networking with SDN controller
OVS and Mininet
OVS connected to virtual machines
OpenStack Neutron
Summary
Chapter 5: Getting Started with OpenDaylight
Introduction to OpenDaylight
Architecture of OpenDaylight
Installing ODL
Using ODL to manage Open vSwitch
Installing and configuring OVS
Managing OVS Using OpenDaylight
ODL and OpenStack
Summary
Chapter 6: Using OpenDaylight with OpenStack
Integrating OpenDaylight with OpenStack
Configuring OpenStack Neutron for ODL
Introduction to Virtual Tenant Network (VTN)
VTN and OpenStack
Summary
Chapter 7: Getting Started with OpenContrail
Introduction to OpenContrail
OpenContrail architecture
Putting it all together
Installing OpenContrail
OpenContrail and OpenStack
Summary
Chapter 8: OpenContrail Networking with OpenStack
OpenContrail integration with OpenStack
Virtual network management in OpenContrail
Flow of data packets in OpenContrail
Service chaining using OpenContrail
Summary
Chapter 9: Open Network Operating System (ONOS)
Introduction to ONOS
Architecture of ONOS
Using ONOS to manage Open vSwitch
Intent framework
Distributed ONOS
Central Office Re-architected as Datacenter
Extensible Cloud Operating System
Summary
Chapter 10: OVN and Open vSwitch Enhancements
Open vSwitch components in network node
Open vSwitch components in compute host
OVN - Native Virtual Networking Open vSwitch
OVN and OpenStack
Neutron Dragonflow
Data Path Development Kit (DPDK)
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Understand how OVS is used for Overlay networks
  • Get familiar with SDN Controllers with Architectural details and functionalities
  • Create core ODL services and understand how OpenDaylight integrates with OpenStack to provide SDN capabilities
  • Understand OpenContrail architecture and how it supports key SDN functionality such as Service Function Chaining (SFC) along with OpenStack
  • Explore Open Network Operating System (ONOS) – a carrier grade SDN platform embraced by the biggest telecom service providers
  • Learn about upcoming SDN technologies in OpenStack such as Dragonflow and OVN

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: OpenStack Networking in a Nutshell
Virtual and physical networking
Layer 2 (L2) capabilities in OpenStack
Layer 3 (L3) capabilities in OpenStack
Securing network traffic in OpenStack
Advanced networking services
OpenStack and SDN context
Summary
Chapter 2: Introduction to Software-Defined Networking
Components of traditional networks
Challenges faced by traditional networks
SDN reference architecture
SDN and OpenStack
Summary
Chapter 3: SDN Protocols
Getting familiar with SDN protocols
Configuration management protocols
Understanding OpenFlow
Summary
Chapter 4: SDN Networking with Open vSwitch
OVS Networking with Linux Network namespace
OVS networking with SDN controller
OVS and Mininet
OVS connected to virtual machines
OpenStack Neutron
Summary
Chapter 5: Getting Started with OpenDaylight
Introduction to OpenDaylight
Architecture of OpenDaylight
Installing ODL
Using ODL to manage Open vSwitch
Installing and configuring OVS
Managing OVS Using OpenDaylight
ODL and OpenStack
Summary
Chapter 6: Using OpenDaylight with OpenStack
Integrating OpenDaylight with OpenStack
Configuring OpenStack Neutron for ODL
Introduction to Virtual Tenant Network (VTN)
VTN and OpenStack
Summary
Chapter 7: Getting Started with OpenContrail
Introduction to OpenContrail
OpenContrail architecture
Putting it all together
Installing OpenContrail
OpenContrail and OpenStack
Summary
Chapter 8: OpenContrail Networking with OpenStack
OpenContrail integration with OpenStack
Virtual network management in OpenContrail
Flow of data packets in OpenContrail
Service chaining using OpenContrail
Summary
Chapter 9: Open Network Operating System (ONOS)
Introduction to ONOS
Architecture of ONOS
Using ONOS to manage Open vSwitch
Intent framework
Distributed ONOS
Central Office Re-architected as Datacenter
Extensible Cloud Operating System
Summary
Chapter 10: OVN and Open vSwitch Enhancements
Open vSwitch components in network node
Open vSwitch components in compute host
OVN - Native Virtual Networking Open vSwitch
OVN and OpenStack
Neutron Dragonflow
Data Path Development Kit (DPDK)
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781786465993
Paperback216 pages
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