Pica8 Software-Defined Networking (SDN) SDN OS


PicOS includes:

  • A Layer-2 protocol stack featuring MLAG
  • Full Layer-3 protocol support including OSPF, BGP and multicast
  • Support for OpenFlow, OVSDB, and key SDN protocols
  • Integration with market-leading SDN controllers including HP VAN, ONOS, OpenDaylight, and Ryu
  • Simple device provisioning and management via ZTP, CLI, DevOps automation tools, and a standard Linux shell



PicOS is obtained through an easy one-time, perpetual software license model.

You can choose from three PicOS editions: switching, routing, and OpenFlow (see PicOS Editions table below).

PicOS is certified to run on white box switch hardware from our hardware compatibility list.

Three Editions to Leverage
A base configuration starts with the Linux Switching OS package. For additional functionality, select either the Routing or OpenFlow Editions, or the PicOS Bundle depending on your use case.



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