Building an SDN Lab in the Cloud
October 6, 2014 3 Comments
Network labs have always been effective tools to evaluate new technologies, gain practical insights in network behavior and learn. In this series of short videos I will walk through the steps of creating an SDN lab with Open Daylight controller and Mininet.
Linux server is the ideal platform for an SDN controller and there is a lot of choice to build a free or low cost lab. If you have a powerful laptop or desktop with gobs and gobs of RAM, the best option is to download an OVA or Zip file from OpenDaylight site or SDNHub, which is a great learning resource on the web. It is all prepackaged and after creating a VM you can go straight to working with the controller.
However, a vast majority of engineers use laptops that do not have additional compute resources to run a hefty a VM, as recommended for Open Daylight. Therefore, I will provision a Linux server in the Amazon’s cloud (AWS) and have included videos for Windows users to access the server. I will then install ODP on the newly provisioned Linux server.