In this section, we set up our SDN laboratory (with built-in OpenFlow support) using our ODL controller. Our procedure assumes that you are installing the ODL controller on your local Linux machine and you will use the Mininet VM (as detailed in the previous sections) to create a virtual network. Our host operating system is Windows 7 Enterprise and therefore, throughout this section, we will use VMware Player to host another VM (Ubuntu 12.04) for the ODL controller. The settings of our VM are as follows:
- Two CPUs, 2 GB RAM, and 20 GB disk space.
- Bridged NIC, which puts the VM on the same network as your NIC. You can bind to wireless or wired. So if your physical host, such as your laptop, is on 192.168.0.10/24