Host Discovery Solution: An Enhancement of Topology Discovery in OpenFlow based SDN Networks

Pilar Manzanares-Lopez, Juan Pedro Muñoz-Gea, Francisco Manuel Delicado-Martinez, Josemaría Malgosa-Sanahuja, Adrian Flores de la Cruz

Abstract

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging paradigm based on the separation between the control plane and the data plane. The knowledge of the network topology by the controller is essential to allow the implementation of efficient solutions of network management and network resource utilization. Most of the OpenFlow SDN controllers include a mechanism to discover the network nodes (router and switches) and the links between them. However, they do not consider other important elements of the networks: the hosts. In this paper we propose a host discovery mechanism to improve the topology discovery solutions in SDN networks. The proposed mechanism, that has been coded as a software module in Ryu SDN controller, allows the detection and tracking of hosts even when they don’t generate traffic. The implemented software module has been tested in emulated SDN networks and in real scenarios using ONetSwitch, a real programmable SDN platform.

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Manzanares-Lopez P., Muñoz-Gea J., Delicado-Martinez F., Malgosa-Sanahuja J. and Cruz A. (2016). Host Discovery Solution: An Enhancement of Topology Discovery in OpenFlow based SDN Networks . In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 1: DCNET, (ICETE 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-196-0, pages 80-88. DOI: 10.5220/0005967000800088


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@conference{dcnet16,
author={Pilar Manzanares-Lopez and Juan Pedro Muñoz-Gea and Francisco Manuel Delicado-Martinez and Josemaría Malgosa-Sanahuja and Adrian Flores de la Cruz},
title={Host Discovery Solution: An Enhancement of Topology Discovery in OpenFlow based SDN Networks},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 1: DCNET, (ICETE 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={80-88},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005967000800088},
isbn={978-989-758-196-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 1: DCNET, (ICETE 2016)
TI - Host Discovery Solution: An Enhancement of Topology Discovery in OpenFlow based SDN Networks
SN - 978-989-758-196-0
AU - Manzanares-Lopez P.
AU - Muñoz-Gea J.
AU - Delicado-Martinez F.
AU - Malgosa-Sanahuja J.
AU - Cruz A.
PY - 2016
SP - 80
EP - 88
DO - 10.5220/0005967000800088