The following instructions are for installing the ODL controller on Ubuntu version 13.04.
Installing the ODL Controller
The SDN controller used in the MF SDN prototype is the Open Daylight Controller. The release version is Hydrogen and we use the Base edition.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install git maven openjdk-7-jdk openjdk-7-jre
The pre-built version of the controller can be downloaded at the following link Open Dayligth Controller Hydrogen Base Edition
Download and unzip the controller in a Linux machine. The controller was tested to work in Ubuntu 13.04.
For more details, visit the controller installation guide at: https://wiki.opendaylight.org/view/Release/Hydrogen/Base/Installation_Guide#Installing
Developing OpenFlow 1.3 Modules with the Controller
For developing applications and running the controller with OF 1.3, download the openflowplugin from git at the following link:
git clone https://git.opendaylight.org/gerrit/p/openflowplugin.git
A sample application for a Learning switch is provided by the plugin. For learning to develop new modules as applications, this is a good starting point.
Build the application:
cd openflowplugin/samples/learning-switch/ mvn clean install
For running the learning switch application,do the following steps
Copy the 'learning-switch-0.0.3-SNAPSHOT.jar' bundle into the ‘opendaylight/plugins' folder.
To run the controller with OF 1.3:
cd opendaylight ./run.sh -of13
To test if the learning switch is working, on the controller console:
osgi > lb learn
Now you can see the controller installing flow rules when you test the network by pinging nodes.
For more details and information for developing applications you can visit the Open Daylight wiki at: https://wiki.opendaylight.org/view/OpenDaylight_Controller:Hydrogen_Developer_Guide:MD-SAL_App_Tutorial