Implementation of the Ofelia Control Framework (OCF) for Open Flow-based testbed facilities
Tutor / director / evaluatorSpadaro, Salvatore
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
This master thesis focuses on the concept of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). It firstly highlights the necessity to build experimental facilities that allow researchers to run their own experiments on novel architectures and protocols; this way the validation of their proposals is performed in real traffic scenarios. Then, the master thesis discusses the capabilities offered by the OpenFlow protocol to efficient build such experimental facilities. The protocol itself is presented and analyzed .In such a context, the main contribution of the master thesis is the implementation of the OpenFlow-based Ofelia Control Framework in order to overcome its limitations in offering services such as testbeds federation. The software modules that have been implemented in the framework of this master thesis are part of the Ofelia testbed available at the Fundació I2CAT premises. Experimental validation of the implemented modules is also presented.