A Policy-aware Switching Layer for Data Centers

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A Policy-aware Switching Layer for Data Centers UC Berkeley
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Introduction Data centers deploy a variety of middle boxes: firewalls, load balancers… Overload path selection mechanisms ( spanning tree) to route the traffic through middle box sequence A policy-aware switching layer is proposed consisting of inter-connected policy-aware switches
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Feature Middle boxes sequence is specified by network administrator Separating policy from reachability, using centralized controller Explicitly redirecting network packets to pass
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Unformatted text preview: through middle boxes sequence Same mechanism with openflow Simple policy layer architecture Load balancing architecture Policy switch architecture Identify pkts previous hop Lookup matching rules Emit out pkt Emit or drop pkt Monitor liveness of the middle box Conclusion Propose a way to deploy middle boxes in data center Not mention, but actually use openflow mechanism: Centralized controller Configurable flow table....
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course EE 5373 taught by Professor Chao during the Spring '11 term at NYU Poly.

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