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Project Number


Project Title

GENI OpenFlow Backbone Deployment at Internet2
a.k.a. OFI2

Technical Contacts

PI: Eric Boyd
Matt Zekauskas

Participating Organizations

Internet2, Ann Arbor MI and Washington DC

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Josh Smift Josh Smift


Internet2 will implement Stage 0 of the Internet2 OpenFlow test network by creating a five node OpenFlow test network using small enterprise switches (HP ProCurve 5406 switches proposed, pending evaluation). The initial design has 10GE WAN interfaces, but that is subject to negotiation of the MOU Internet2 has with GENI for wide-area connectivity. Stage 0 comprises the appropriate OpenFlow controller(s), interfaces to connect several enterprise OpenFlow campuses, and interfaces to connect other projects such as ProtoGENI and SPP. The Stage 0 network will allow members and non-members of Internet2 to connect to GENI OpenFlow services.

Internet2 will create OpenFlow nodes in five cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York, and Salt Lake City. Internet2 will also explore integrating the OpenFlow nodes with OpenFlow deployments on ProtoGENI nodes. In this second, complementary-to-ProtoGENI scenario, Internet2 will create OpenFlow nodes in five cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle.

Current Capabilities

Update this section as the project gains capabilities.


MilestoneDate(OFI2: S2.a Complete initial deployment plan)?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S2.b Lab test OpenFlow 1.0 capable switch and controller)?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S2.c Deploy OpenFlow switches to five POPs)?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S2.d Complete draft plan for integrating initial deployment with ProtoGENI)?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S2.e Engineer and test regional network connections)?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S2.f Provide access to OpenFlow slivers for testing)?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S2.g Plan and engineer GEC 9 demo)?

MilestoneDate(OFI2: S3.a.1 Complete end-to-end OpenFlow tests between existing Spiral2 OpenFlow campuses that want to participate in testing)?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S3.a.2 Support new and existing OpenFlow sites)?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S3.b.1 "Initial integration with AM, NLR, campuses and other aggregates")?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S3.b.2 "Second integration with AM, NLR, campuses and other aggregates")?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S3.c.1 Complete documentation and procedures for operations support)?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S3.c.2 Implement procedures for operations support)?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S3.d Support multi-site GENI experiments)?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S3.e Complete engineering plan for new I2 10Gbps and existing 1Gbps GENI connections)?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S3.f Install and test 10 Gbps interfaces at Juniper routers to GENI equipment in 4 Internet2 router PoPs)?
MilestoneDate(OFI2: S3.g Install and test 4 additional 10 Gbps interfaces on Juniper routers to GENI equipment in Internet2 router PoPs)?

Project Technical Documents

Internet2 Bandwith Test Controller Tool Information

Quarterly Status Reports

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2010-Q2 Status Report
2010-Q3 Status Report
2010-Q4 Status Report

Spiral 2 Connectivity

Backbone Network Connectivity Diagram

Related Projects



The OpenFlow switch Consortium
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E-GENI Aggregate Manager

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