Role-based campus network slicing

Chien Hsin Chen, Ssu Hsuan Lu, Chien-Chao Tseng, Chien Chen

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The Internet has evolved greatly in this decade. For economic benefits, the management of Internet networks needs to adapt to mass changes without huge modifications in hardware and software. Especially in campus networks, there are a variety of users and devices with different Quality of Service (QoS) requirements and management policies. Software-defined networking (SDN) decouples the data and control planes. The separated control plan resides on a centralized controller to make networks easier to manage. In this paper, a role-based SDN campus network slicing is proposed by utilizing an authentication controller and the virtualization technology of FlowVisor to divide the campus network into several virtual networks according to the types of users. However, the mapping between the devices' MAC addresses and the users' roles results in a heavy loading problem on FlowVisor. Therefore, a VLAN-based slicing is introduced in this framework to offload the workload of FlowVisor for classifying packets into corresponding slices. Packets are appended with VLAN tags for recognizing types of users to lower the overhead of FlowVisor. Analyses of experimental results show that compared with MAC-based slicing, VLAN-based slicing can reduce the flow setup latency by 14% to 60% depending on the number of devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 24th International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509032815
StatePublished - 8 Nov 2016
Event24th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 8 Nov 201611 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP
ISSN (Print)1092-1648


Conference24th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2016


  • FlowVisor
  • QoS
  • network management
  • network virtualization
  • software defined networking


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