Real-time monitoring of SDN networks using non-invasive cloud-based logging platforms
- Post by: Bartlomiej Siniarski
- January 1, 2016
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The Software Defined Networking (SDN) paradigm enables quick deployment of software controlled network infrastructures, however new approaches to system monitoring are required to provide network administrators with instant feedback on a network’s health. This paper details the deployment of an SDN system architecture featuring the integration of a cloud-based, real-time log-analysis platform. The proposed architecture uses log data collected from host machines, OpenFlow switches and the SDN controllers in a non-invasive style. This work uses a commercially available correlation platform to provide network administrators with a real-time view of the network status and the approach is validated under two scenarios:network overload and a security attack.