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Títol: Integration of Cloud-native ETSI TeraFlowSDN controller with ContainerLab

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Departament: ENTEL

Títol: Integration of Cloud-native ETSI TeraFlowSDN controller with ContainerLab

Data inici oferta: 02-11-2023     Data finalització oferta: 02-06-2024

Estudis d'assignació del projecte:
    MU MASTEAM 2015
Tipus: Individual
Lloc de realització: Fora UPC    
        Supervisor/a extern: Lluís Gifré
        Institució/Empresa: CTTC
        Titulació del Director/a: Dr / PhD
Paraules clau:
SDN, Network emulation, Network automation, Monitoring
Descripció del contingut i pla d'activitats:
The proposed MSc. project focuses on developing a proof-of-concept integrating the ETSI TeraFlowSDN (TFS) controller with ContainerLab network emulator using L2/L3-Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

TFS is a modular and extensible cloud-native microservice-based software-defined networking (SDN) controller that enables to program the network infrastructures and allows the network administrators to easily manage, monitor, and automate complex networks. ContainerLab is a tool enabling to emulate and test complex network topologies.

The student will (i) learn the NetConf/gNMI protocols and the OpenConfig data model to control and monitor the network devices, (ii) experiment with and extend TFS with device drivers, monitoring algorithms, and control policies, and (iii) validate the setup in the CTTC's ADRENALINE testbed.

This project provides a challenging opportunity for students interested in SDN technologies to gain valuable state-of-the-art experience and its practical application in realistic environments and testbeds. Furthermore, the project will help to identify potential areas for improvement in SDN technologies and provide insights into future directions for research and development in this field.

These research activities will be carried out at the 'Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya' (CTTC/CERCA), a research center located in Castelldefels; more specifically, within the 'Packet Optical Networks and Services (PONS)' research unit. This MSc. project is not paid.
Overview (resum en anglès):
This master thesis focuses on bridging the gap towards facilitating novel spine-leaf¿based
intra-data center connectivity controlled through the TeraFlowSDN controller and using the
L2EVPN technology. The thesis provides a detailed overview of the project phases, from pre-documentation to implementation and experimental validation.

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