Managing the network with Merlin

  title={Managing the network with Merlin},
  author={Robert Soul{\'e} and Shrutarshi Basu and Robert D. Kleinberg and Emin G{\"u}n Sirer and Nate Foster},
This paper presents the Merlin network management framework. With Merlin, administrators express network policy using programs in a declarative language based on logical predicates and regular expressions. The Merlin compiler automatically partitions these programs into components that can be placed on a variety of devices including switches, middleboxes, and end hosts. It uses a constraint solver and parameterizable heuristics to allocate resources such as paths and bandwidth. To ease the… CONTINUE READING
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