REDO: a reinforcement learning-based dynamic routing algorithm selection method for SDN

Al-Jawad, Ahmed, Comsa, Ioan-Sorin, Shah, Purav ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0113-5690, Gemikonakli, Orhan ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0513-1128 and Trestian, Ramona ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3315-3081 (2021) REDO: a reinforcement learning-based dynamic routing algorithm selection method for SDN. 2021 IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (NFV-SDN). In: 2021 IEEE NFV-SDN, 09–11 Nov 2021, Virtual Conference. e-ISBN 9781665439831, pbk-ISBN 9781665439848. [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1109/NFV-SDN53031.2021.9665140)

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Abstract

The current increase in the Internet traffic along with the global crisis have accelerated the roll-out of the next generation 5G network and key enabling technologies. In this context, addressing the end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning in order to guarantee a sustainable service delivery to the end-users became of paramount importance. Some of the enabling technologies that could play a key role in this regard are Software Defined Network (SDN) and Machine Learning (ML). This paper proposes REDO, a Reinforcement lEarning-based Dynamic rOuting algorithm selection method that decides on the conventional routing algorithm to be applied on the traffic flows within a SDN environment. REDO will dynamically select the most appropriate routing algorithm from a set of centralized routing algorithms (MHA, WSP, SWP, MIRA) that maximizes the reward function from the network. The proposed REDO solution is implemented and evaluated using an experimental setup based on Mininet, Floodlight controller and Open vSwitch switches. The results show that REDO outperforms other state-of-the-art solutions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 33997
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Depositing User: Ramona Trestian
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 17:57
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 08:43
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/33997

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