Experimenting With Scalability of Beacon Controller in Software Defined Network
Tony Manuel1, Bhargavi H Goswami2
1Tony Manuel, Department of Computer Science, Christ Deemed To Be University, Bangalore (Karnataka), India.
2Dr. Bhargavi H Goswami, Department of Computer Science, Christ Deemed To Be University, Bangalore (Karnataka), India.
Manuscript received on 10 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 23 February 2019 | Manuscript Published on 04 March 2019 | PP: 550-555 | Volume-7 Issue-5S2 January 2019 | Retrieval Number: ES2099017519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: In traditional network, a developer cannot develop software programs to control the behavior of the network switches due to closed vendor specific configuration scripts. In order to bring out innovations and to make the switches programmable a new network architecture must be developed. This led to a new concept of Software Defined Networking(SDN). In Software defined networking architecture, the control plane is detached from the data plane of a switch. The controller is implemented using the control plane which takes the heavy lift of all the requests of the network. Few of the controllers used in SDN are Floodlight, Ryu, Beacon, Open Daylight etc. In this paper, authors are evaluating the performance of Beacon controller using scalability parameter on network emulation tool Mininet and IPERF. The experiments are performed on multiple scenarios of topology size range from 50 to 1000 nodes and further analyzing the controller performance.
Keywords: SDN, Beacon, Mininet, Controller.
Scope of the Article: Software Engineering Methodologies