Emerging software-defined networking protocols

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  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • FlowVisor

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

About Emerging software-defined networking protocols

Software-defined networking is a young technology and engineers are still exploring its many uses cases. As a result, many new SDN protocols are expected to emerge. In this topic section, learn about those advancements, as well as how other networking protocols, such as NVGRE and VXLAN, will play a role in SDN.