Communications and Networking. 11th EAI international Conference, ChinaCom 2016 Chongqing, China, September 24-26, 2016, Proceedings, Part II

Research Article

Applying TOPSIS Method for Software Defined Networking (SDN) Controllers Comparison and Selection

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-66628-0_13,
        author={Firas Zobary},
        title={Applying TOPSIS Method for Software Defined Networking (SDN) Controllers Comparison and Selection},
        proceedings={Communications and Networking. 11th EAI international Conference, ChinaCom 2016 Chongqing, China, September 24-26, 2016, Proceedings, Part II},
        proceedings_a={CHINACOM II.},
        year={2017},
        month={10},
        keywords={Software defined networking POX Ryu ODL ONOS MCDM},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-66628-0_13}
    }
    
  • Firas Zobary
    Year: 2017
    Applying TOPSIS Method for Software Defined Networking (SDN) Controllers Comparison and Selection
    CHINACOM II.
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66628-0_13
Firas Zobary,*
    *Contact email: firas_zobary@hotmail.com

    Abstract

    Current traditional IP networks start to be complex as the demands of the users is ever-growing. Software Defined Network (SDN) is a new paradigm to ease the management of the network and make the network programmable by decoupling the control plane and forwarding plane (such as switch and router). A centralized controller is used to manage the control plane, and it interacts with forwarding plane using a standardized OpenFlow protocol. However, many controllers are used recently such as POX, Ryu, ONOS, and OpenDaylight. The important question is which is the best controller to use in our network and fits our network’s goals? To answer this question, a decision making method is proposed in this paper. First, four SDN controllers are selected, and five criteria are analyzed to collect these controllers’ properties. Then a Multi-Criteria Decision Making method named TOPSIS is used to rank the controllers and choose the best one. By applying this method, a comparative study is done to evaluate the four controllers in an environment of LAN topology, and “Ryu” controller is selected as the best one based on our criteria.