Analysis and Performance Evaluation of SDN Queue Model

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10372)


In this paper, we present an Openflow-SDN based network visualization and performance evaluation model that helps in network designing and planning to examine how networks’ performance will be affected as the traffic loads and network utilization change. To achieve the aimed goal, as a research method, we used AnyLogic Multimethod simulation tool. This is a first of its kind where SDN performance evaluation is based on queuing model simulation to monitor change of average packet processing time for various network parameters. Using presented in this work SDN model, network administrators and planners can better predict likely performance changes arising from traffic variation. This allows them to make prompt decisions to prevent seemingly small issues from becoming major bottlenecks.


SDN controller OpenFlow switch Flow table AnyLogic Queue model Simulation model Analytical model 



The publication was financially supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (the Agreement number 02.a03.21.0008), RFBR according to the research project No. 17-57-80102 “Small Medium-sized Enterprise Data Analytics in Real Time for Smart Cities Applications”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Bonch-Bruevich State University of TelecommunicationSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)MoscowRussia

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