Lumina SDN Controller
The centerpiece of Lumina’s SDN product line is a controller built on OpenDaylight.
At a high-level, the OpenDaylight controller has three parts. 1) A central Service Abstraction layer that normalizes all data exchange via YANG 2) A “southbound” selection of control interfaces that connect to common switches and routers using protocols such as NETCONF, OpenFlow, BGP/PCEP and OVSDB. 3) A “northbound” API aimed at supporting applications using RESTCONF. This architecture allows the controller to enable software defined networking by abstracting and normalizing the interface to a variety of network devices. At the same time, the controller facilitates the development of applications, interfaces and scripts for activating specific use cases.
Common use cases for the SDN controller are SD-Core, Network Configuration Management, Zero-Touch Installation, Network Analytics and Policy Control, Brownfield Adaption, and Alarming and Notification.
Lumina SDN Applications
Lumina’s product offer includes several optional controller-based applications. These applications help you perform specific use cases, using the unique platform capabilities of the OpenDaylight-powered controller.
Lumina Flow Manager enables more simplified and sophisticated traffic engineering of the network with advanced algorithms such as path-computation for efficient traffic flows. Administrators can view and interact with the network topology, using real-time information to perform traffic engineering and network flow direction based on end-to-end views. The Lumina Flow Manager application allows you to view the network topology, search for and manage OpenFlow 1.3-compliant switches, view a summary of switch configuration and operational data by hovering over the icons and apply OpenFlow 1.3 actions, such as Drop, Controller, and Push VLAN.
Lumina Zero Touch Installer enables users to initialize devices with the correct software image and configuration. The most common use case provides the day zero image and creates and verifies the day zero configuration for new virtual or white box devices, as soon as they are plugged into the network. Installed with or without the SDN Controller, key components of this solution include a bootstrap server and call home server. The application follows the IETF Zero Touch RFC and Call Home RFC draft specifications.
Lumina also offers Network Development (NetDev) Services to help organizations in transforming their network engineering and operations team. The NetDev team works side-by-side customers to build production systems using Agile methods to prototype and move quickly through proof-of-concept and pilot phases. The team’s expertise and willingness to work spans open source to Lumina products and third-parties to achieve multi-vendor solutions. Our methodologies enable the engaging customer teams to become self-sufficient in developing and managing the deployed platforms.