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How the opendaylight controller is different from others?

asked 2015-01-10 02:14:30 -0700

jayakeerthi gravatar image

what are the major difference ? why one should use opendaylight?

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answered 2015-02-02 18:05:54 -0700

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Others can chime in with their perspective, but it really depends on what you want to do with it.I think a better way to ask this is: what are your requirements for a controller? Controllers have different features, performance, footprints, security -- and each should be taken into consideration.

With the advent of the Helium release, OpenDaylight provides features such as multiple southbounds, clustering, group policy, AAA, a UI that is easy to create new modules for, and many other features. The features are loadable, in order to minimize the runtime footprint.

If you're working in a research lab and trying to understand how controllers and switches use openflow, then ODL may be a bit heavyweight -- something like ryu might be more helpful. However, if you're looking for a platform you can build around that is production quality, then ODL is pretty good candidate.

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