Tuesday, September 13, 2016

ODBC support (flows and stats logging to external database)

FAUCET's monitoring application, Gauge, can now push flow table changes and port based statistics to ODBC databases (including CouchDB). This means that monitoring and security applications are much easier to develop, because they don't need to directly interact with OpenFlow switches, and since FAUCET can push statistics there is no need for a database to poll each switch or FAUCET instance.

You can find an overview of how this is configured at https://github.com/faucetsdn/faucet/blob/master/docs/database_architecture.rst.

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