HPE Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller Software provides a unified control point in an SDN-enabled network, simplifying management, provisioning and orchestration. This enables delivery of a new generation of application-based network services for campus, data center or service provider environment. The VAN SDN Controller is the building block of the HPE Open SDN Ecosystem (HPE SDN App Store and SDN Software Development Kit), allowing third party developers to deliver innovative solutions to dynamically link business requirements to network infrastructure
- Additional HPE switch support including Dual Mode for 5130 EI and HI, 5500 EI and HI, 5510 HI, 5900, 5920, 5930, and FlexFabric 5700, 7900, and 12900.
- New OVA deployment reduces time and cost of installation.
- Enhanced topology provides consolidated views of the SDN domain.
- More efficient and accurate method of node discovery.
Open Programmable Interface
HPE Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller Software enables Hewlett Packard Enterprise and 3rd parties to develop SDN applications using a choice of languages with rapid deployment.
The Controller allows for orchestration of applications and automation of network functions.
The HPE VAN SDN Controller is compliant with OpenFlow 1.0 and 1.3, SNMP and NetConf protocols.
Centralized and Resilient Platform
HPE Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller Software provides centralized automation for SDN-enabled networks including discovery of the network topology and shortest path forwarding.
The VAN SDN Controller integrates with Intelligent Management Center (IMC) for full fault, configuration, accounting, performance and security management.
Highly Available and Scalable
HPE Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller Software is designed to provide a high-performance controller.
The Controller is highly available- in case of failure it provides for continued operation of the network.
HPE Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller Software uses robust authentication and authorization of users and applications.
The architecture allows for secure connections between SDN-enabled switches and the controller.