I setup Open vSwitch/Opendaylight. What is the next step?

asked 2017-09-30 02:54:44 -0700

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Components used: OpenvSwitch 2.6.2 / OpenDaylight karaf-0.6.1-Carbon

I have a basically functionning Open vSwitch/openDaylight Setup. So far so good, I can play around with flow creation and effects, both using 'ovs-ofctl add-flow' and curl/restconf. The effects act as predictable.

What is the next concrete step? Could someone point-me to the practical direction to take. I'm kind of lost and puzzled about what I could do from here. Some Java programming ?How and where should the Java programming be implemented? A third tier (Northbound API)? Which piece of (free foss) software could it be?

Thanks for any hint or advice :-)

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A couple of months ago I was in the same position, but I've managed to answer some questions since then. While I don't use the Carbon release ( I use more recent releases), I've managed to do most I wanted with Openflow+ODL. For reference, I recommend looking at the MD-SAL wiki pages...

VincentJahjah ( 2017-10-01 19:09:14 -0700 )edit

... as well as l2switch Git Pages (which has branches for the various releases). Looking for the maven repositories nexus can also help if you're looking at whether specific release versions exist. I managed to achieve most things by blatantly copying l2switch's infrastructure and pom files.

VincentJahjah ( 2017-10-01 19:10:23 -0700 )edit

Some of my past questions/answers may contain interesting information, if you're looking to experiment with openflow https://ask.opendaylight.org/question/27515/updating-examples-to-carbon/#27755https://ask.opendaylight.org/question/27505/how-can-connect-my-odl-project-to-mininet/#27513

VincentJahjah ( 2017-10-01 19:11:54 -0700 )edit