Yes, I'm very interested in this but there is no "open" hardware.
As Mischa mentioned, all of the platforms need vendor drivers and AFAIK all of them are gigantic and non-free *. OpenFlow is an alternative to control switches in a standard way without direct access to the switch chipsets, but it is a long way to get switchd(8) to this point. And it has limitations, of course. *) let me know if I'm wrong. Reyk > On 17.07.2017, at 11:00, miraculli . <miracu...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi misc, > > I just read about a trending topic: SDN and Open Networking. > The principal idea behind Open Networking is to allow the customer > to install a custom OS to switch-hardware. > The main software player in this business seems to be a penguin OS > called: Cumulus > There is also a overview of devices that are able install a custom OS: > > https://cumulusnetworks.com/products/hardware-compatibility-list/ > > Is there any experience using OpenBSD in this domain and with this > kind of hardware? > > Thanks > Thomas >