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Tuesday, March 15 • 5:15pm - 5:40pm
Demystifying the ONOS Northbound Interface - Brian O'Connor, ON.Lab

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The Northbound Interface (NBI) has been a topic of debate and confusion for years in the SDN controller and network operating system community. Primarily focused on making application development easier, the ONOS northbound provides multiple levels of abstraction to meet the requirements of different use cases. This talk will provide an overview of the northbound interfaces that are available in ONOS, as well as provide depth for select subsystems. For example, network control programs can use intents for network-centric policies, flow objectives for device-centric policies, and flow rules for per-table policies. This talk will also provide a discussion of the available mechanisms for NBI access (e.g. REST, Java interfaces, gRPC) and their merits.


Brian O'Connor

Open Networking Laboratory
Brian O’Connor is a core developer for ONOS and Mininet at ON.Lab, focused on developing the northbound abstractions for ONOS that make it easier to build network applications. He is currently serving on the ONOS Technical Steering Team. Brian received Bachelor’s and Master’s... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2016 5:15pm - 5:40pm PDT
Grand Ballroom C Santa Clara Convention Center