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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 8

Proceedings of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

Highly customizable framework for performance evaluation of LOOM-based SDN controllers

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2016F398

Citation: Proceedings of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 8, pages 969977 ()

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Abstract. The article presents an innovative method for assessing performance of modular SDN controllers, focusing on test customization. The method was validated by construction of a testing framework that gives its users the opportunity to emulate various network traffic patterns by using arbitrarily chosen applications, rather than simulating workloads. The presented solution is more comprehensive than others available in contemporary SDN environments also because it that takes into account specific features of modular SDN controllers.


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