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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. 

  • Floodlight

    Floodlight is a Java-based OpenFlow controller. 

  • 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. 

  • FlowVisor

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

About OpenFlow

Learn about the evolution of the OpenFlow protocol and work by the Open Networking Foundation in this topic section. Read about the latest Open flow research and understand the role of OpenFlow controllers, OpenFlow switches and network applications with our news, reports, guides and more.