ONOS tutorial with mininet : Part 1


ONOS is an SDN controller specifically designed for service providers.Intention is to create a software defined network operating systems intended to integrate all network applications and functions in a viritualized format.The current ONOS version is 1.12.0.


A network emulator which can create virtual switches,hosts and connect to SDN controllers. Mininet can be installed in your laptop and complex networking solutions and topologies can be tested out with ease .


S1-Switch which will be used to connect two hosts

H1 -host 1

H2 -host 2

The topology we are attempting to create here is a single switch and two hosts connected .SDN controller ONOS will be controlling the traffic flows between the devices

ONOS Installation

root@master1: wget -c http://downloads.onosproject.org/release/onos-1.12.0.tar.gz
root@master1:tar xzf onos-1.12.0.tar.gz
root@master1: mv onos-1.12.0 onos
root@master1:/opt/onos/bin/onos-service start
root@master1:/opt# /opt/onos/bin/onos-service start
karaf: JAVA_HOME not set; results may vary
Welcome to Open Network Operating System (ONOS)!
     ____  _  ______  ____     
    / __ \/ |/ / __ \/ __/   
   / /_/ /    / /_/ /\ \     
Documentation: wiki.onosproject.org      
Tutorials:     tutorials.onosproject.org 
Mailing lists: lists.onosproject.org     

Come help out! Find out how at: contribute.onosproject.org 

Hit '<tab>' for a list of available commands
and '[cmd] --help' for help on a specific command.
Hit '<ctrl-d>' or type 'system:shutdown' or 'logout' to shutdown ONOS.

onos> app -s
onos> app download onos-appfwd
onos> feature:list | grep onos-app
onos> feature:install onos-apps-fwd
onos> list | grep onos-*
onos> app activate org.onosproject.openflow
onos> app -a -s

We can check the enabled applications in ONOS GUI

mininet configuration

root@master1:/home/sreejithkj52# sudo mn --controller remote,ip=
*** Creating network
*** Adding controller
*** Adding hosts:
h1 h2 
*** Adding switches:
*** Adding links:
(h1, s1) (h2, s1) 
*** Configuring hosts
h1 h2 
*** Starting controller
*** Starting 1 switches
s1 ...
*** Starting CLI:
mininet> h1 ping h2
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=84.1 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.284 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.058 ms

Flows for the device

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