OpenFlow is an open standard that allows you to run experimental protocols in production networks. More information about OpenFlow in general is available in a couple of places:
- The main OpenFlow home page.
- The Open Networking Foundation, a nonprofit organization promoting and supporting Software-Defined Networking standards (such as OpenFlow).
The following pages have more information about OpenFlow in GENI:
- A summary of current OpenFlow deployments in GENI.
- An example topology of a campus OpenFlow network, designed to allow experimenters to access the GENI nework core in a variety of ways depending on their needs.
- Information about the GENI network core, a set of OpenFlow-capable switches in NLR and Internet2.
- A procedure for testing OpenFlow in the GENI backbone, which we run after upgrades to the backbone OF software suite.
- Information about FOAM, the FlowVisor OpenFlow Aggregate manager, which sites in GENI use to allow experimenters to allocate OpenFlow resources.
- Information about various OpenFlow controller software options.
- Tips for debugging OpenFlow control paths.
- Operators can use the layer 1 transport system to set up administrative flows for providing transport through OpenFlow switches.
We continue to add additional pages; if there are any in particular that you'd like to see, let us know.