[ovs-discuss] recommended virtual networking environment for Open vSwitch

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Wed Sep 8 21:55:29 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 08, 2010 at 05:48:23PM -0400, Ashish Agarwal wrote:
> To my understanding Xen and KVM enable creating single machine instances.
> The nice thing about Netkit is it also comes with scripts to trivially
> connect multiple machines into a virtual network. Is there any easy
> alternative? Basically, we want a virtual lab to test our networking code,
> but don't want to spend hours manually configuring VMs every time we need a
> new topology.

NOX comes with some scripts ("start-test-vm" etc.) that can do this with
KVM.  OpenFlowVMS (http://www.openflowswitch.org/wk/index.php/OpenFlowVMS)
is an outgrowth of those scripts, although it says on that page that
they only work with the OpenFlow reference implementation.

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