FELIX tutorial was organized during MONAMI 2014 conference under the topic “SDN Experimentation Facilities and Tools”.
The first part of the tutorial set the ground regarding available SDN experimental facilities in Europe and worldwide. In particular, it was discussed how software-defined networking technologies form the foundation for the OFELIA and GENI experimental facilities. After a short dive into operational essentials, it was presented how such experimental facilities can be enhanced with a larger variety of network devices. Specifically, the tutorial focused on the innovations brought about by the FP7 ALIEN and FELIX projects which are currently extending the capabilities of a) the open-source software available for creating new SDN experimental facilities, b) current deployment trends, and c) opportunities to enhance the software available and enlarge the experimental facility footprint across Europe and the world.