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Quantitative Analysis of Flow-setup Cost in OpenFlow Network

WU Jie, FU Bin-zhang, CHEN Ming-yu and ZHANG Li-xin   

  • Online:2018-11-14 Published:2018-11-14

Abstract: OpenFlow introduces a new network architecture by separating control plane from data plane and handing it over to a centralized software application named OpenFlow controller.Due to the devolving of two planes,the process of flow-setup will involve an interaction between the controller and the OpenFlow switches which shall bring ignorable cost.Experiments show that the flow-setup cost will lead to at least twice increment in packet transmission time.So it is meaningful to give a quantitative analysis of flow-setup cost and find the factors that influence packet transmission latency.Additionally,building an OpenFlow network to evaluate how serious the affection is can be necessary.

Key words: OpenFlow network,Flow-setup cost,Impact assessment

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