Extending Manticore to Manage IP and Virtual Machine Slices in the Federica Project
FEDERICA will provide an IT infrastructure made of switches, routers and computing nodes that will allow the research networking community to test new protocols and techniques for the future Internet. MANTICORE is a software solution that delivers infrastructure as a service to router devices and IP networks. One of the main goals of FEDERICA is to allow network researchers to share the FEDERICA infrastructure without interfering each other's experiments. To achieve FEDERICA objectives the MANTICORE system will be enhanced with software routers and computer virtualization capabilities. This paper explains how the MANTICORE tool is being enhanced to satisfy FEDERICA requirements.