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Software-Defined Networking (SDN) with OpenStack by Sreenivas Voruganti, Sriram Subramanian

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Chapter 3. SDN Protocols

In the previous chapter, we outlined the challenges of traditional networks and showed how a SDN architecture with its distributed control plane and centralized management offers a superior solution. In this chapter, we will delve into the underlying components and protocols that enable the SDN-based architecture. We will introduce Open vSwitch (OVS), a popular virtual switch in SDN environments and leverage it to gain insights into SDN building blocks.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • How protocols with definition of standard API are the key driver for the SDN architecture and solutions.
  • Introduction to Open vSwitch
  • Data modeling language: YANG (RFC 6020), data model: YANG data models, Encoding formats: ...

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