No relevant resource is found in the selected language.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy>Search

Reminder

To have a better experience, please upgrade your IE browser.

upgrade

Configuration Guide - Network Management and Monitoring

CloudEngine 8800, 7800, 6800, and 5800 V200R005C10

This document describes the configurations of Network Management and Monitoring, including SNMP, RMON, NETCONF, OpenFlow, LLDP, NQA, Mirroring, Packet Capture, Packet Trace, Path and Connectivity Detection Configuration, NetStream, sFlow, and iPCA.
Rate and give feedback:
Huawei uses machine translation combined with human proofreading to translate this document to different languages in order to help you better understand the content of this document. Note: Even the most advanced machine translation cannot match the quality of professional translators. Huawei shall not bear any responsibility for translation accuracy and it is recommended that you refer to the English document (a link for which has been provided).
Overview of OpenFlow

Overview of OpenFlow

Definition

OpenFlow is the communication protocol between the control and forwarding planes in a Software Defined Networking (SDN) structure. OpenFlow provides standard, open interfaces to separate the control and forwarding planes. OpenFlow allows the controller to access and operate the forwarding plane of network devices. These network devices may be physical switches or virtual switches.

Purpose

As server virtualization on data center networks becomes more common, the increasing number of virtual machines complicates network management and hinders service provisioning. To cope with these problems, network devices must be easy-to-operate, provide high extensibility, and support centralized control and management of forwarding behaviors. However, traditional network devices integrate the control and forwarding planes. Therefore, these devices have poor extensibility, and the period between technology updates is long. In addition, on traditional networks, it is difficult to control and manage devices or to quickly provision services on traditional networks. SDN separates the control and forwarding planes. As the communication channel in the SDN structure, OpenFlow enables communication between the control and forwarding planes, centrally controls and manages the forwarding service on the entire network, and also implements fast service provisioning.

Translation
Download
Updated: 2019-04-20

Document ID: EDOC1100075365

Views: 33687

Downloads: 121

Average rating:
This Document Applies to these Products
Related Documents
Related Version
Share
Previous Next