OpenFlow Definitions

  • F

    Floodlight

    Floodlight is a Java-based OpenFlow controller.

  • FlowVisor

    FlowVisor is an experimental software-defined networking controller that enables network virtualization by slicing a physical network into multiple logical networks.

  • O

    OF-Config (OpenFlow Configuration and Management Protocol)

    The OpenFlow Management and Configuration Protocol (OF-Config) is a protocol developed under the Open Networking Foundation used to manage physical and virtual switches in an OpenFlow environment.

  • OpenFlow controller

    An OpenFlow controller is an application that manages flow control in a software-defined networking (SDN) environment.

  • OpenFlow switch

    An OpenFlow switch is a software program or hardware device that forwards packets in a software-defined networking (SDN) environment.

  • OVSDB (Open vSwitch Database Management Protocol)

    The Open vSwitch Database Management Protocol (OVSDB) is an OpenFlow configuration protocol that is designed to manage Open vSwitch implementations.

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