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Recommended Virtual Switch for Test Bed?

asked 2015-05-29 06:48:37 -0700

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I would like to scale beyond mininet.

Can you suggest an OF13 compliant, dedicated Switch VM that you personally had success with?

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answered 2015-06-19 14:01:39 -0700

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I did not find a pre-built on the Internet. But, along the lines of subhash's recommendation I built an Ubuntu 15.04 VM and then installed ovs, and attached my physical ports to an ovs bridge:

$ sudo apt-get install openvswitch-switch
$ sudo ovs-vsctl add-br br0
$ sudo ovs-vsctl add-port br0 eth1 tag=11
$ sudo ovs-vsctl add-port br0 eth2 tag=11
$ sudo ovs-vsctl add-port br0 eth3 tag=12
$ sudo ovs-vsctl add-port br0 eth4 tag=12
$ sudo ovs-vsctl set bridge br0 protocols=OpenFlow13
$ sudo ovs-ofctl -O OpenFlow13 dump-flows br0
$ sudo ovs-vsctl set-controller br0 tcp:<xyz>:6653
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answered 2015-05-29 07:24:38 -0700

Following are the list of soft switch that supports the OF13 :

  1. https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs

  2. https://github.com/FlowForwarding/LINC-Switch

  3. https://github.com/CPqD/ofsoftswitch13
  4. https://github.com/lagopus/lagopus
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Do you know of a dedicated virtual machine image I can download? Something similar to the Arista vEOS?

runamuck ( 2015-05-29 08:05:38 -0700 )edit

You can build it and create VMs.

subhash ( 2015-05-29 08:31:00 -0700 )edit

I'm having trouble with that, so I hoped someone could point me to one.

runamuck ( 2015-05-29 08:34:40 -0700 )edit

I see the Erikson lab has a LINC VM: https://wiki.opendaylight.org/view/CrossProject:Integration_Group:Test_Lab OFSwitch image Purpose: simulate OF 1.3 switches System: CentOS 6.5 (64 bits), 1 Core, 1 GB RAM, 10 GB HDD Applications: LINC Switch

runamuck ( 2015-05-29 08:38:24 -0700 )edit

there is also an .ova you can get from here: https://wiki.opendaylight.org/view/CrossProject:Integration_Group:Test_VMs#Link_to_VM ovs is older 2.0.2 and known to have bugs.

jamoluhrsen ( 2015-05-29 09:05:41 -0700 )edit
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