Policy Framework Prototype for ONOS

Ferran Canellas Cruz, Angelos Mimidis Kentis, Nestor Bonjorn, José Soler

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The Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) paradigms can provide increased levels of flexibility, automation and
programmability to fields related to Cloud and 5G technologies. One field that can benefit greatly from SDN/NFV is that of policy-based network management. Building upon previous work, this paper presents a network policy framework prototype for the ONOS SDN controller. This paper presents an architecture, where the policy manager and the different policy types are disaggregated as different applications (communicating through dedicated REST APIs). This allows for the ad-hoc installation and removal of new policy types to the policy framework, without causing systemwide disruptions. Details of the underlying framework design are provided, together with concrete insight on the network policy prototype implementation. The prototype is then validated through three Proof of Concept (PoC) policy types, a firewall, a NAT and a connectivity policy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE NetSoft 2019
Number of pages5
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-9376-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventIEEE Conference on Network Softwarization 2019 - Orange Gardens, Paris, France
Duration: 24 Jun 201928 Jun 2019


ConferenceIEEE Conference on Network Softwarization 2019
LocationOrange Gardens


  • SDN
  • NFV
  • Policies
  • Policy Enforcement


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