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Basebox is the BISDN controller package for data center networks with the following combinable elements:

  • The BISDN Linux Distribution is a Yocto-based operating system for selected whitebox switches
  • baseboxd is a controller daemon integrating whitebox switches into Linux
  • The CAWR controller (Capability AWare Routing) is an optional shim OpenFlow controller that creates a giant switch abstraction from a set of whitebox switches. It implements multi-path routing and multi-chassis link aggregation
  • OpenStack integration of baseboxd can be done via a Neutron ML2 plugin

Basebox can either run directly on the switch or in a separate controller machine. The solution addresses issues of orchestration, flexibilization, high availability and further automation in various scenarios. 

Please find the installation guide, API definitions and additional resources here.