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Improving Resources Management in Network Virtualization by Utilizing a Software-Based Network

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Abstract

Network virtualization is a way to simultaneously run multiple heterogeneous architectures on a shared substrate. The main issue in network virtualization is mapping virtual networks to substrate network. How to manage substrate resources in mapping phase will have an effective role in improving the use of infrastructure resources. Using software-based networks in network virtualization which separates control logic from data as a new technology, has led to efficient resource management in this context. In this article a software-based network approach has been presented to network virtualization and manage infrastructure resources efficiently. It optimizes mapping function by dynamic resource management of infrastructure resource. We have added a module in the controller to manage the resources dynamically. An initial mapping will be done for arriving new requests based on number of successful requests and arriving time slots. They will not be finalized by writing the rules in the switches before arriving n requests. If some remapping during the n time window is needed, remapping can be done by the controller and the final results are sent to the switches to write the flow rules. The simulation has been done using NS2 simulator showed based on different evaluation criteria such as acceptance rate, average link utilization, cost and delay.

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This work is supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grants 61632009 and 61472451, in part by the Guangdong Provincial Natural Science Foundation under Grant 2017A030308006 and High-Level Talents Program of Higher Education in Guangdong Province under Grant 2016ZJ01.

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Javadpour, A. Improving Resources Management in Network Virtualization by Utilizing a Software-Based Network. Wireless Pers Commun 106, 505–519 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-019-06176-6

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Keywords

  • Network virtualization
  • Software based network
  • Virtual network mapping
  • Substrate network
  • Virtual network