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DevOps for Networking by Steven Armstrong

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How the Nuage SDN solution works

One of the market-leading SDN solutions is the Nuage SDN (VSP) platform, which is Nokia's SDN solution (formerly Alcatel Lucent), so we will explore how this market-leading SDN solution works.

The Nuage VSP platform comprises three main components—the VSD, VSC, and VRS.

  • Virtualized Service Directory (VSD): This is the policy engine for the overall platform, and it provides a graphical user interface and exposes a restful API for network engineers to use and interact with network functions.
  • Virtualized Service Controller (VSC): This is the SDN controller for Nuage, and it uses OpenFlow and OVSDB management protocol to distribute switching and routing information to hypervisors, bare metal servers, or containers.
  • Virtual ...

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