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Generate Network traffic in Mininet

asked 2015-09-03 23:40:39 -0700

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I want to test the performance of load balancing application. So, I want to generate traffic in the network created using mininet so that all the hosts send packets randomly to the servers.

I know iPerf can be used to send traffic from one client to the server but is it possible to send packets from all different clients to the server at once ?

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answered 2015-09-04 00:10:58 -0700

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Mininet is simply simulating topology rest are same & used from host Linux platform. Have a look at How to generate traffic in Mininet FAQ

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answered 2016-03-16 01:21:43 -0700

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Hi Mandeep,

I have two questions if you can help please: I get l2switch project from git but could not be compiled, I tried it again it was fine but karaf could not be connected to mininet? What is the suitable way to do flow programming with MD-SAL? or How can I setup the environment for doing flow programming? I am thinking to git l2switch project which already contains openflowplugin and then import to eclipse, and then creates my flow.. Is it possible?

Many thanks


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Hi @aljoby . Yes you are right ! . Inside L2switch->loopremover , initialFlow writer class is there which access SalFlowSservice(OpenFlowPlugin) to add flow.Either You can create a class in L2switch by referring initialFlowWriter or create new APP for add Flow which i did .

karthik330 ( 2016-03-22 23:16:06 -0700 )edit
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