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Project Number


Project Title

Nicira Networks Development and Support for OpenFlow Campus Trials
a.k.a. OFNOX

Technical Contacts

PI: Martin Casado

Participating Organizations

Nicira Networks, Palo Alto CA

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Josh Smift Josh Smift


Nicira Networks will support enhancements to the NOX software base used in OpenFlow, and provide trouble-shooting support for OpenFlow shakedown in campus and backbone environments in GENI. Campuses and backbones are expected to use NOX for at least three years, with Nicira’s help (BBN and Stanford will also help support campuses). The primary enhancements to NOX are 1) Upgrades for NOX compatibility with OpenFlow 1.0 in the GENI environment, 2) Design improvements that make it easier to install and run NOX in GENI and 3) a new console interface (SNAC) intended primarily for Campus IT staff to use to manage OpenFlow on their campuses.

Current Capabilities

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MilestoneDate(OFNOX: S2.a Publish NOX feature list)?
MilestoneDate(OFNOX: S2.b Release NOX supporting OpenFlow 1.0)?
MilestoneDate(OFNOX: S2.c Initial rough NOX API documentation)?
MilestoneDate(OFNOX: S2.d Release software that supports OpenFlow 1.0 configuration protocol, and NOX API V2)?
MilestoneDate(OFNOX: S2.e Support campus installations of GENI software with AM API)?
MilestoneDate(OFNOX: S2.f Port existing applications to latest OpenFlow identifiers)?
MilestoneDate(OFNOX: S2.g Add support for multiple Openflow protocols)?
MilestoneDate(OFNOX: S2.h Increase portability)?
MilestoneDate(OFNOX: S2.i Release first version of SNAC/NOX console software)?
MilestoneDate(OFNOX: S2.j Plan and engineer GEC 9 demo)?
MilestoneDate(OFNOX: S2.k Support campuse upgrades to OF 1.0 and GENI API)?
MilestoneDate(OFNOX: S2.l Improve system and regression test support)?
MilestoneDate(OFNOX: S2.m Publish feature list for 2011 releases)?

Project Technical Documents

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Quarterly Status Reports


Due 2010-03-31: 2010-Q1 Status Report?

Spiral 2 Connectivity

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Related Projects



Enterprise-GENI (@ OpenFlow wiki)
E-GENI Aggregate Manager (@ OpenFlow wiki)