This paper presents an enhanced hybrid Software-Defined Networking (SDN) layer-2 switch whose behavior is specified by the Programming Protocol-independent Packet Processors (P4) language. Its SDN capabilities are enabled by using P4Runtime as control plane protocol to specify the forwarding rules used by its programmable data plane. Additionally, the device is also able to exploit P4 registers for an autonomous self-definition of its forwarding capabilities, with the goal of avoiding an overload of the SDN control plane. Its performance is better than other P4 proposals based on non-standard externs and similar to other platform-dependent implementations.

Alvarez-Horcajo, J., Martinez-Yelmo, I., Lopez-Pajares, D., Carral, J., & Savi, M. (2021). A Hybrid SDN Switch based on Standard P4 Code. IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, 25(5), 1482-1485 [10.1109/LCOMM.2021.3049570].

A Hybrid SDN Switch based on Standard P4 Code

Savi, Marco
2021

Abstract

This paper presents an enhanced hybrid Software-Defined Networking (SDN) layer-2 switch whose behavior is specified by the Programming Protocol-independent Packet Processors (P4) language. Its SDN capabilities are enabled by using P4Runtime as control plane protocol to specify the forwarding rules used by its programmable data plane. Additionally, the device is also able to exploit P4 registers for an autonomous self-definition of its forwarding capabilities, with the goal of avoiding an overload of the SDN control plane. Its performance is better than other P4 proposals based on non-standard externs and similar to other platform-dependent implementations.
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ARP-path protocol; autonomous path selection; forwarding tables; P4; P4 registers;
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Alvarez-Horcajo, J., Martinez-Yelmo, I., Lopez-Pajares, D., Carral, J., & Savi, M. (2021). A Hybrid SDN Switch based on Standard P4 Code. IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, 25(5), 1482-1485 [10.1109/LCOMM.2021.3049570].
Alvarez-Horcajo, J; Martinez-Yelmo, I; Lopez-Pajares, D; Carral, J; Savi, M
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