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Simulating Software Defined Networking Using Mininet to Optimize Host Communication in a Realistic Programmable Network.

EasyChair Preprint no. 681

6 pagesPublished: December 14, 2018

Abstract

In this paper, Mininet-WiFi was used to simulate a Software Defined Network to demonstrate Mininet-WiFi’ s ability to be used as the Software Defined Network emulator which can also be integrated to the existing network using a Network Virtualized Function. A typical organization’s computer network was simulated which consisted of a website hosted on the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) virtual machine, and an F5 application delivery controller (ADC) which provided load balancing of requests sent to the web applications. A website page request was sent from the virtual stations inside Mininet-WiFi. The request was received by the application delivery controller, which then used round robin to send the request to one of the web servers on the LAMP virtual machine. The web server then returned the requested website to the requesting virtual stations using the simulated virtual network. The significance of these results is that it presents Mininet-WiFi as an emulator, which can be integrated into a real programmable networking environment offering a portable, cost effective and easily deployable testing network, which can be run on a single computer. These results are also beneficial to modern network deployments as the live network devices can also communicate with the testing environment for the data center, cloud and mobile provides.

Keyphrases: 802.11 standard, Artificial Intelligence, Internet Protocol, Mininet, Mininet-WiFi, NVF, SDN, Virtual Machine, VNF

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
@Booklet{EasyChair:681,
  author = {Lindinkosi Zulu and Kingsley A. Ogudo and Patrice Umenne},
  title = {Simulating Software Defined Networking Using Mininet to Optimize Host Communication in a Realistic Programmable Network.},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 681},

  year = {EasyChair, 2018}}
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