There are two main components used with Open Flow. These are:
• Open Flow Switches
• Open Flow Controllers
Open Flow Switches
Open Flow provide the seperation of Control Plane and Data Plane. Open Flow Switches are used in Data Plane Section.
• Flow Tables
• Secure Channel
• Open Flow Protocol
• Mathing Rule
• Actions to the matched packets
• Counters that keeps the track of matched packets
Mathing rule provide a selection criteria. According to these criterias, packets are selected. Actions are what to do to the selected packets. And counters are the statistic keepers.
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