OpenDaylight, FloodLight stallation, and Example with Mininet
OpenDaylight-Installation + Example with Mininet
Download VM with both OpenDayLight, FloodLight and Mininet
Add the following line:
Mininet Sample Virtual Network
Start Minit with this topology
su sudo mn --topo=tree,3 --mac --switch=ovsk --controller=remote,ip=a.b.c.d
where IP is the address of your VM (Remote OpenDayLight Controller VM/Server)
Open OpenDayLight GUI
Using the Simple Forwarding Application
The OpenDaylight Controller includes an application called Simple Forwarding that lets you use
the basic services for making forwarding decisions and install flows across all devices on the
Openflow network. This application discovers the presence of a host via ARP message and
installs dest-only /32 entries across all switches in the network, with the corresponding output
ports toward the host.
1. With OpenDaylight Controller and Mininet running as described in previous sections,
log into the web interface.
2. Drag and drop devices to organize the topology into its logical arrangement, then save
3. Click the Add Gateway IP Address button (shown above) and add the IP and subnet
4 Confirm that hosts are now reachable from one another. On the console where Mininet
is running, have one host ping another.
mininet> h1 ping h7
PING 10.0.0.7 (10.0.0.7) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 10.0.0.7: icmp_req=1 ttl=64 time=1.52 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.0.7: icmp_req=2 ttl=64 time=0.054 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.0.7: icmp_req=3 ttl=64 time=0.060 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.0.7: icmp_req=4 ttl=64 time=0.052 ms
--- 10.0.0.7 ping statistics --4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 2999ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.052/0.422/1.523/0.635 ms
5. Click the Troubleshooting tab and then load the Flow Details for one of the switches.
Note: use the same previous Mininet Virtual network
sudo mn --topo=tree,3 --mac --switch=ovsk --controller=remote,ip=a.b.c.d
Open OpenDayLight GUI
Sample FloodLight Java Application
Avior is an application built outside of floodlight that gives network administrators a graphical user
interface to support their needs. Avior eliminates dependency on using python scripts or viewing the
restAPI in order to monitor or manipulate the network.
Download from: http://openflow.marist.edu/avior
Enter IP of the remote controller (i.e. machine running FloodLight).