What do I use to simulate an OpenFlow network?

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    Created by: Paul Zimmerman on 18-09-2013 07:40:25 PM
    What tools do you recommend that I use to simulate a network?

     

    Subject: RE: What do I use to simulate a network?
    Replied by: Joseph Clarke on 07-10-2013 04:56:58 PM

    Paul Zimmerman:
    What tools do you recommend that I use to simulate a network?


    The Open Source Mininet project offers a nice simulator for an OpenFlow network.  See http://mininet.org/ for more details.   There's also a mini-tutorial on setting up Mininet for use with OpenFlow at http://archive.openflow.org/wk/index.php/OpenFlow_Tutorial .

     

    On Ubuntu-based systems, it's as easy as doing "sudo apt-get install mininet" to get it installed.