Availability Improvement of Layer 2 Seamless Networks Using OpenFlow

Elias Molina, Eduardo Jacob, Jon Matias, Naiara Moreira, Armando Astarloa
2015 The Scientific World Journal  
The network robustness and reliability are strongly influenced by the implementation of redundancy and its ability of reacting to changes. In situations where packet loss or maximum latency requirements are critical, replication of resources and information may become the optimal technique. To this end, the IEC 62439-3 Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) provides seamless recovery in layer 2 networks by delegating the redundancy management to the end-nodes. In this paper, we present a
more » ... of the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) approach and PRP topologies to establish a higher level of redundancy and thereby, through several active paths provisioned via the OpenFlow protocol, the global reliability is increased, as well as data flows are managed efficiently. Hence, the experiments with multiple failure scenarios, which have been run over the Mininet network emulator, show the improvement in the availability and responsiveness over other traditional technologies based on a single active path.
doi:10.1155/2015/283165 pmid:25759861 pmcid:PMC4338402 fatcat:qnnkm3qqgvf5pmeqe7532qewzm