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From Murali Reddy <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] A networking plugin to integration with BigSwitch network controller platform
Date Thu, 03 Jan 2013 06:43:40 GMT
Great to see this proposal. Do you intend to keep plug-in compatible only
with BVS application or will it work with FloodLight controller as well?

On 03/01/13 11:50 AM, "Kanzhe Jiang" <> wrote:

>Hi All,
>Happy New Year to Everyone!
>First of all, I am new to the community and very excited to have the
>opportunity to work on the project.
>I would like to propose a networking plugin that will support
>openflow-based cloud networking solutions through BigSwitch's BVS (Big
>Virtual Switch) application.
>BVS is one of the SDN applications available for the BigSwitch network
>controller. BVS application provides network virtualization, manages
>isolated and virtual networks on top of the underlying physical and
>switch infrastructure. These virtual networks correspond directly to the
>groups of VMs, servers, and other devices that need their own secure
>connectivity. The virtual networks are programmed into the physical and/or
>virtual switches without having to separately configure individual network
>The proposed CloudStack networking plugin will bring the OpenFlow-based
>standard network virtualization technology to CloudStack.
>There won't be any change to the existing CloudStack workflow. In a
>deployment, all OpenFlow-enabled physical and virtual switches and other
>network resources are configured to be managed by the BigSwitch
>controller(s). When a guest network is created, the plugin will create a
>corresponding virtual network in the BVS  When a guest VM is launched, the
>VM is automatically assigned to its configured guest network(s).
>The BVS application will provide network isolation and connectivities
>More detailed product description is available on the
>Please let me know if you need more information.
>Kanzhe Jiang
>MTS at BigSwitch

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