Comparison of three common software-defined network controllers

Rikie Kartadie, Edy Prayitno


The software-defined network (SDN) controller adds and removes the contents of the flow table through secure channels to determine how packets are processed and how the flow table is managed. The controller pays attention to network intelligence and becomes the middle part, where the network manages the transfer data of the aircraft delivered via the OpenFlow (OF) switch. To this end, the controller provides an interface for managing, controlling, and managing this switch flow table. Run tests to calculate controller throughput and latency levels and test using the cbance tool, which can test transmission control protocol (TCP) and user datagram protocol (UDP) protocols. The tests are run by forcing the controller to run at maximum without any additional settings (default settings) in order to use the correct information about the controller’s capabilities. Because of this need, you need to test the performance of your controller. In this study, the tests were run on three popular controllers. Test results show that flowed controllers are more stable than open network operating dystem (ONOS) and open daylight (ODL) controllers in managing switch and host loads.


Controller; Floodlight; Open daylight; Open network operating system; Software-defined network

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