Optimizing MPLS Tunnel Creation Performance by Using SDN

  • Snehal Patil
  • Mansi S. SubhedarEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 898)


In today’s world, many high-speed enterprise links are running on MPLS. For enterprises, it is not possible to migrate to SDN technology directly and smooth transition of MPLS networks onto SDN needs to be ensured. This paper aims at optimizing the MPLS performance by coupling it with SDN. SDN controller uses some features of MPLS-TE to read network statistics. Based on the input of OSPF extension headers, SDN will reroute the traffic whenever there is congestion. The controller is preprogrammed with flows written from OpenFlow Manager. Whenever there is some change in topology or network statistics, packet header will be modified as per the flows and it will be rerouted.


MPLS VPN Traffic engineering Software-defined networking OpenFlow controller 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Telecommunication EngineeringPillai HOC College of Engineering and TechnologyRasayani, RaigadIndia

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