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RESTConfg vs MD-SAL

asked 2015-12-30 19:06:42 -0800

aljoby gravatar image

Actually I am new to ODL, and I am going to work in SDN projects over ODL. So My Question is:

I read that there are two ways to program application over ODL. One way through RESTconf, and the other one through MD-SAL. So Initially I find that RESTconf is more easier than MD-SAL.

So Does RESTconf is an alternative for MD-SAL, or should both used through the programming?

Many thanks Walid

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answered 2016-01-15 06:26:07 -0800

runamuck gravatar image

This is an excellent question. I recommend you focus on RESTCONF if you plan to use an existing ODL service. Now, if you work for a switch vendor or want to write your own Network Function Virtualized (NFV) service or extend an existing service then you should dive into the MD-SAL. As a bonus, once you model your service, the MD-SAL gives you a RESTCONF API "For Free!"

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