FASIC: A Fast-Recovery, Adaptively Spanning In-Band Control Plane in Software-Defined Network

Yu Lun Su, I. Chih Wang, Yao Tsung Hsu, Charles H.P. Wen

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Abstract

To operate a reliable SDN network, the control plane should be robust in order to guarantee the correctness of traffic forwarding. For in-band control, the traffic flows along with the data plane without a dedicated control network. Thus, the failure of data plane may isolate the switches from control plane and lead to erroneous forwarding behavior. In this paper, we design a control plane, FASIC, which can bootstrap the control network autonomously and adaptively span the control plane with the control-link switching mechanism. By implementing our design with Open vSwitch (OVS), OpenDayLight OVSDB Integration (ODL-OVSDB) and Floodlight software, we demonstrate that FASIC is an in-band control solution which is feasible under support of the available SDN and OpenFlow resources. Compared with standard OVS, the experimental result shows that FASIC reduces 87.83% of control plane downtime under hard link failure and incurs zero downtime under congestion. The preemptive control-link switching can prevent the control-link failure when it suffers from heavy traffic load.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509050192
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2017
Event2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 Dec 20178 Dec 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Proceedings
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period4/12/178/12/17

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