This is Justin from ETRI.
Thank you for giving us a chance to do a creation review as an email Q&A.
Most of the details of our project can be found at the following link.
However, let me briefly introduce you to the status of our solution.
MPLS-TP Service Team has put intensive efforts into this project and has almost finished the prototype controller and the plugins.
We received our requirements from local carriers (SKT and KT) and have successfully demonstrated the creation/deletion of multiple services over two different vendors (Woorinet and ETRI devices).
The Telefield (a local vendor) MPLS-TP devices are expected to be added to our compatible vendor's list after tiny adjustments.
We are willing to share our YANG models and controller source code, as well as one of Southbound plugins to ODL community.
<Figure 1: T-SDN Platform based on ODL>
Regarding collaboration, we want to know more about MPLS-TP Solution Team’s project. We want to know which controller uses ODL, super, domain, or both? We also want to know if your super controller is equivalent to our super controller in the figure 1. I've looked at the architecture of MPLS-TP managers from MPLS-TP Solution Team, but the architecture seems very different from ours.
MPLS-TP Solution Team (Chinamobile) seems like their main focus in on southbound drivers including Qx and OpenFlowTTP, whereas we are focusing on the northbound interface and using YANG models as a communication mechanism between the managers and the plugins. Currently, we are working on brownfield networks and bringing legacy devices into SDN realm, but we are not considering Qx nor OpenFlowTTP.
<Figure 2: T-SDN Platform>
To keep you informed, we are also working on OTN (Optical Transport Networking) over ODL, which will eventually evolve into a POTN solution, refer to figure 2.
The prototype OTN controller is almost ready, but we are still working on the internal details of OTN Southbound plugins and its counterpart EMS.
We are confident in saying that our prototypes (MPLS-TP and OTN controllers and plugins) prove that our approach is very promising. ODL has saved us enormous time and effort in bringing all these together.
We would welcome anyone who is willing to make contributions to our project or learn from us.
If you have any questions related to the project, I'd be glad to answer them..
• Project Dependencies
• Deliverable (Boron offset 1)
– Yang Models (MPLS-TP)
– MPLS-TP Controller (Serivce, Inventory, and Topology Managers)
– Southbound Plugin(s)
• Willing Committers (10+)
– ETRI: Justin Park, Jisoo Shin, Jin Won Kang, Chang-Gyu Lim, Soomyung Park (5)
– SKT: Jongyoon Shin, Junhee Lee (2)
– Woorinet: Moonho Yoo (1)
– Mobigen: Moonkuk Park, Hyungcheol Park (2)
• Planning to migrate to Beryllium and beyond
• Project Lead – Justin Park
• Document Contact – Justin Park
• Test Contact – Justin Park