SDN control plane

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  • Distributed Control Plane Architecture (DCPA)

    A Distributed Control Plane Architecture (DCPA) is a network architecture that makes it possible to allocate control protocol functions across multiple processor levels in the network system. 

  • POX

    POX is an open source development platform for Python-based software-defined networking (SDN) control applications, such as OpenFlow SDN controllers. 

  • NOX

    NOX is an open source development platform for C++-based software-defined networking (SDN) control applications. 

  • control plane (CP)

    The control plane is the part of a network that carries signaling traffic and is responsible for routing. 

About SDN control plane

Learn about the new SDN control plane in this topic section. We'll answer questions about centralized controllers vs. distributed controllers, and we'll explore the many flavors of OpenFlow controllers. You'll learn how the SDN control plane can change the way we implement network services and other applications, with news, expert advice, tips and more.