A knowledge base is a web-based collection of material about some topic together with a search capability to discover information about that topic. The Search … box appears at the top of every screen in the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Knowledge Base. The SDN Knowledge Base does not include a site map, but the articles available in the SDN Knowledge Base are listed in the column to the left and are as follows:

  • SDN Knowledge Base – this article describes the purpose of the SDN Knowledge Base, suggests how someone new to the SDN Knowledge Base might begin exploring it, and gives a brief history of how DREN started using SDN
  • Software-Defined Overview – this article begins by briefly contrasting SDN architecture deployments with Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) deployments and then offers a high-level overview of numerous SDN and associated software architectures, providing references to more detailed material
  • SDN Policy, Guidance and Best Prectices – this article provides a list of policy, guidance and best practices documents issued by organizations both inside and outside the United States
  • SDN Lessons Learned, Training, and Testing – this article provides an organized collection of lessons learned materials from many sources that have deployed a new or updated an existing networking infrastructure plus training and testing information for those already using or planning to use SDN or associated software architectures
  • SDN Points of Contact – this article identifies some of the open source communities, standards development organizations, and software development organizations engaged in developing, analyzing, standardizing or evaluating SDN or associated software architectures
  • Frequently Asked Questions – this article provides basic information about topics of interest to people new to SDN or associated software architectures