Network Management Challenges in Software-Defined Networks

Slawomir KUKLINSKI  Prosper CHEMOUIL  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E97-B   No.1   pp.2-9
Publication Date: 2014/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E97.B.2
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Management for Flexible ICT Systems and Services)
Software-Defined Networking,  network management,  autonomic network management,  Future Networks,  

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Software-Defined Networking currently appears to be a major evolution towards network programmability. In this paper, we first analyze the network management capabilities of OpenFlow in order to identify the main challenges that are raised for SDN management. We address current deficiencies of SDN management and suggest solutions that incur research directions to be carried out for the management of enhanced SDN.