Abstract

Bandwidth demands resulting from generated traffics by emerging applications, when aggregated at the edge of the networks for transport over core networks can only be met with high-capacity WDM circuit switched optical networks. An efficient end-to-end delivery of packet streams in terms of network control, operation and management is one of the key challenges for the network operators. Therefore, a unified control and management plane for both packet and optical circuit switch domains is a good candidate to address this need. In this paper a novel software-defined packet over optical networks solution based on the integration of OpenFlow and GMPLS control plane is experimentally demonstrated. The proposed architecture, experimental setup, and average flow setup time for different optical flows are reported. The performance of the extended OpenFlow controller is also presented and discussed.

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  1. A. Farrel and I. Bryskin, GMPLS Architecture and Applications (Morgan Kaufmann, 2006).
  2. N. McKeown, T. Anderson, H. Balakrishnan, G. Parulkar, L. Peterson, J. Rexford, S. Shenker, and J. Turner, “OpenFlow: enabling innovation in campus networks,” ACM SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 38(2), 69–74 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  3. S. Das, G. Parulkar, P. Singh, D. Getachew, L. Ong, and N. McKeown, “Packet and circuit network convergence with OpenFlow,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OTuG1.
  4. V. Gudla, S. Das, A. Shastri, G. Parulkar, N. McKeown, L. Kazovsky, and S. Yamashita, "Experimental demonstration of OpenFlow control of packet and circuit switches," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OTuG2.
  5. S. Das, G. Parulkar, and N. McKeown, “Unifying packet and circuit switched networks,” in 2009 IEEE GLOBECOM Workshops (IEEE, 2009), pp. 1–6.
  6. S. Das, Y. Yiakoumis, G. Parulkar, and N. McKeown, P. Singh, D. Getachew, and P. D. Desai, “Application-aware aggregation and traffic engineering in a converged packet-circuit network,” in National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper NThD3.
  7. S. Das, “Extensions to the OpenFlow protocol in support of circuit switching,”, Addendum to OpenFlow protocol specification (v1.0)—Circuit Switch Addendum v0.3, June 2010, http://www.openflow.org/wk/images/8/81/OpenFlow_Circuit_Switch_Specification_v0.3.pdf .

2008 (1)

N. McKeown, T. Anderson, H. Balakrishnan, G. Parulkar, L. Peterson, J. Rexford, S. Shenker, and J. Turner, “OpenFlow: enabling innovation in campus networks,” ACM SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 38(2), 69–74 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Anderson, T.

N. McKeown, T. Anderson, H. Balakrishnan, G. Parulkar, L. Peterson, J. Rexford, S. Shenker, and J. Turner, “OpenFlow: enabling innovation in campus networks,” ACM SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 38(2), 69–74 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Balakrishnan, H.

N. McKeown, T. Anderson, H. Balakrishnan, G. Parulkar, L. Peterson, J. Rexford, S. Shenker, and J. Turner, “OpenFlow: enabling innovation in campus networks,” ACM SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 38(2), 69–74 (2008).
[CrossRef]

McKeown, N.

N. McKeown, T. Anderson, H. Balakrishnan, G. Parulkar, L. Peterson, J. Rexford, S. Shenker, and J. Turner, “OpenFlow: enabling innovation in campus networks,” ACM SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 38(2), 69–74 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Parulkar, G.

N. McKeown, T. Anderson, H. Balakrishnan, G. Parulkar, L. Peterson, J. Rexford, S. Shenker, and J. Turner, “OpenFlow: enabling innovation in campus networks,” ACM SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 38(2), 69–74 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Peterson, L.

N. McKeown, T. Anderson, H. Balakrishnan, G. Parulkar, L. Peterson, J. Rexford, S. Shenker, and J. Turner, “OpenFlow: enabling innovation in campus networks,” ACM SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 38(2), 69–74 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rexford, J.

N. McKeown, T. Anderson, H. Balakrishnan, G. Parulkar, L. Peterson, J. Rexford, S. Shenker, and J. Turner, “OpenFlow: enabling innovation in campus networks,” ACM SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 38(2), 69–74 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Shenker, S.

N. McKeown, T. Anderson, H. Balakrishnan, G. Parulkar, L. Peterson, J. Rexford, S. Shenker, and J. Turner, “OpenFlow: enabling innovation in campus networks,” ACM SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 38(2), 69–74 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Turner, J.

N. McKeown, T. Anderson, H. Balakrishnan, G. Parulkar, L. Peterson, J. Rexford, S. Shenker, and J. Turner, “OpenFlow: enabling innovation in campus networks,” ACM SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 38(2), 69–74 (2008).
[CrossRef]

ACM SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. (1)

N. McKeown, T. Anderson, H. Balakrishnan, G. Parulkar, L. Peterson, J. Rexford, S. Shenker, and J. Turner, “OpenFlow: enabling innovation in campus networks,” ACM SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 38(2), 69–74 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Other (6)

S. Das, G. Parulkar, P. Singh, D. Getachew, L. Ong, and N. McKeown, “Packet and circuit network convergence with OpenFlow,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OTuG1.

V. Gudla, S. Das, A. Shastri, G. Parulkar, N. McKeown, L. Kazovsky, and S. Yamashita, "Experimental demonstration of OpenFlow control of packet and circuit switches," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OTuG2.

S. Das, G. Parulkar, and N. McKeown, “Unifying packet and circuit switched networks,” in 2009 IEEE GLOBECOM Workshops (IEEE, 2009), pp. 1–6.

S. Das, Y. Yiakoumis, G. Parulkar, and N. McKeown, P. Singh, D. Getachew, and P. D. Desai, “Application-aware aggregation and traffic engineering in a converged packet-circuit network,” in National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper NThD3.

S. Das, “Extensions to the OpenFlow protocol in support of circuit switching,”, Addendum to OpenFlow protocol specification (v1.0)—Circuit Switch Addendum v0.3, June 2010, http://www.openflow.org/wk/images/8/81/OpenFlow_Circuit_Switch_Specification_v0.3.pdf .

A. Farrel and I. Bryskin, GMPLS Architecture and Applications (Morgan Kaufmann, 2006).

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Flow table structure within an OpenFlow switch.

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Fig. 2

Integrated OpenFlow-GMPLS unified control plane.

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Fig. 3

Experimental test-bed setup.

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Fig. 4

Extended flow table entry.

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Fig. 5

Timing sequence diagram for the experimental demonstration scenario.

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Fig. 6

Average end-to-end flow setup time vs. number of hops per optical flow.

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Fig. 7

Average throughput of the extended OpenFlow controller.

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