OpenFlow, please don't start a flame war...

Dave Israel davei at otd.com
Sat Dec 15 16:56:23 UTC 2012


On 12/14/2012 11:11 PM, eric-list at truenet.com wrote:
> It's been about 2 years in since I've heard about the concept, and honestly
> I'm about ready to jump into test environments at my house. My questions
> are pretty basic, what distro would you recommend for a controller, and
> should I start by virtualizing in VMWare or HyperV or jump into some cheap
> Linksys WRT routers.  The more I hear about the tech from colleges, Google,
> BigSwitch, etc is leaning me to really start learning, so any help would
> appreciated.

OpenFlow is a big arena.  Do you know what you want to do with it?

If you're looking to write your own intelligence, I recommend the 
OpenFlow tutorial at 
http://www.openflow.org/wk/index.php/OpenFlow_Tutorial .  It helps you 
get started in a virtual environment, and introduces you to a number of 
controller platforms.

-Dave



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