Have you heard about Docker? It is a great tool for shipping and managing Linux containers.
You can run ODL on a Docker container. You just need to have Docker installed on your host PC (Linux, Windows, or Mac) and let it download and run the ODL instance.
I have prepared an ODL container and published it to Docker. You can use this container for practice. You can use Docker on Mac, Linux, or Windows. Docker on Windows requires Windows 10, and it uses Hyper-V as its hypervisor.
To download the Docker container, use the following command:
docker pull learningopendaylight/boron
In this example, we will use Docker on Windows 10 to build our ODL instance:
- Ensure you have Windows 10 64-bit Pro, Enterprise, ...