L2OVX: An on-demand VPLS service with software-defined networks

Jen Wei Hu, Chu Sing Yang, Te Lung Liu

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Abstract

Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) is a widely used network technology which connects geographically distributed customer sites as a local area network. However, the process of provisioning a new VPLS circuit is complicated because service provider has to check device configurations one by one. Therefore, it is difficult to provide the service on demand. OpenFlow, the most notable protocol in Software Defined Networking (SDN), manage the network devices via a well-defined set of instructions and exposes the handling capability of flows to a centralized controller. By this logically centralized programmatic model, we have a consistent and convenient way to dynamically allocate an end-to-end path for a VPLS service. In this paper, we present a system L2OVX which leverages OpenVirteX, a network virtualization platform, to realize the VPLS service on-demand in SDN. This solution provides layer 2 translation to achieve virtualization process with line-rate performance, and enables the load balance function to improve the transfer bandwidth among tenants. The result of evaluation shows L2OVX is competitive with OpenVirteX according to the TCP throughput on software-based OpenFlow switches and moreover, supports most hardware OpenFlow-enabled switches to provide the line-rate throughput. Furthermore, for scalability, the number of flow entries for one tenant remains constant in L2OVX while grows exponentially in OpenVirteX.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 30th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2016
EditorsAntonio J. Jara, Makoto Takizawa, Yann Bocchi, Leonard Barolli, Tomoya Enokido
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages861-866
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509018574
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 17
Event30th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2016 - Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Duration: 2016 Mar 232016 Mar 25

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 30th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2016

Other

Other30th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2016
CountrySwitzerland
CityCrans-Montana
Period16-03-2316-03-25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Hu, J. W., Yang, C. S., & Liu, T. L. (2016). L2OVX: An on-demand VPLS service with software-defined networks. In A. J. Jara, M. Takizawa, Y. Bocchi, L. Barolli, & T. Enokido (Eds.), Proceedings - IEEE 30th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2016 (pp. 861-866). [7471311] (Proceedings - IEEE 30th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WAINA.2016.9