Performance Analysis of POX, Open vSwitch and Open Day Light SDN Controllers on Cloud
Neeraj Chauhan1, Manu Sood2

1Neeraj Chauhan, Department of Computer Science, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India.

2Manu Sood, Department of Computer Science, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India.

Manuscript received on 08 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 08 July 2019 | PP: 332-339 | Volume-8 Issue-8S3 June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H10900688S319/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: Software Defined Networking (SDN), as a revolutionary technology is changing the way traditional computer networks used to function. It is a replacement of traditional networks where control of the network was embedded with the data layer. Software Defined Networks separates control layer from data layer which enables network administrators to reconfigure the network easily without making any physical change in the network. An SDN network has various components like switch, controllers and hosts. Generally, SDN controllers are considered the “brain” of this network. In this paper, firstly, performances of three SDN controllers POX, Open vSwitch (OVS) and OpenDayLight (ODL) are analyzed for single topology on cloud on the basis of three parameters Round-Trip-Time, Average Time and Total Time. Results show that OVS controller outperforms POX and ODL controllers. Later, the performance of these three controllers has also been analyzed for different topologies on local machines.

Keywords: Google Cloud, Open vSwitch (OVS) controller, OpenDayLight (ODL) controller, POX controller, SDN controller, Software Defined Networking (SDN
Scope of the Article: Cloud Computing and Networking