POX and RYU Controller Performance Analysis on Software Defined Network





SDN, POX, RYU, Packet Loss, Packet Delivery Ratio, Jitter, Throughput, MiniNet


From the last decades different types of network schemes are pitched to enhance the user performance. Software Defined Networks (SDN) is also considered as important factor for different network schemes and its proper administration or management. Due to major deployment in today’s networking era SDN are further sub divided in to commercial and open-source controllers. Commercial and open-source controllers are utilized in different type of businesses. According to our knowledge considerable amount of literature is available on these controllers but did not provide or analyse performance of these controllers on different network parameters. This paper evaluates and compares the performance of two well-known SDN open-source controllers POX and RYU with two performance assessments. The first assessment is the implementation of optimal path by using Dijkstra's algorithm from source to destination. Second assessment is the creation of a custom topology in our desired tool (MiniNet emulator). Then, the performance in terms of QoS parameters such as Jitter, throughput, packet loss, and packet delivery ratio are computed by two end hosts in each network. After the assessments, the performance of POX are optimal as compare to the RYU and best suited to be deployed in any scenario.


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How to Cite

N. Naim, M. Imad, M. Abul Hassan, M. Bilal Afzal, S. Khan, and A. Ullah Khan, “POX and RYU Controller Performance Analysis on Software Defined Network”, EAI Endorsed Trans IoT, vol. 9, no. 3, p. e5, Sep. 2023.