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Automating Ethernet VPN Deployment in SDN-based Data Centers
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Layer 2 Virtual Private Network (L2VPN) is widely deployed in both service provider networks and enterprises. However, legacy L2VPN solutions have scalability limitations in the context of Data Center (DC) interconnection and networking which require new approaches that address the requirements of service providers for virtual private cloud services. Recently, Ethernet VPN (EVPN) has been proposed to address many of those concerns and vendors started to deploy EVPN based solutions in DC edge routers. However, manual configuration leads to a time-consuming, error-prone configuration and high operational costs. Automating the EVPN deployment from cloud platforms such as OpenStack enhances both the deployment and flexibility of EVPN Instances (EVIs). This paper proposes a Software Defined Network (SDN) based framework that automates the EVPN deployment and management inside SDN-based DCs using OpenStack and OpenDaylight (ODL). We implemented and extended several modules inside ODL controller to manage and interact with EVIs and an interface to OpenStack that allows the deployment and configuration of EVIs. We conclude with scalability analysis of our solution.

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2017. p. 61-66
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2017 FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE DEFINED SYSTEMS (SDS)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65690ISI: 000405190400010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-65690DiVA: diva2:1175623
Available from: 2018-01-18 Created: 2018-01-18 Last updated: 2018-01-18

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