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[mininet-discuss] Real switch with Mininet

Josep Batallé jbatalle3 at
Wed Apr 30 06:05:59 PDT 2014


I know how connect real machines to Mininet with hosts located in the same
LAN. But how can I do this with switches?
The topology should look like this:
(MX80) <---> (MX80) <---> (s1 (of Mininet)) <---(s2 (of Mininet))


2014-04-24 10:01 GMT+02:00 Philip Wette <wette at>:

>  It is possible to use physical NICs in mininet. This way you can connect
> your machine running mininet to your Juniper switches.
> Just have a look in the examples directory to find out how.
> Best,
> Philip
> Am 24.04.14 09:57, schrieb Josep Batallé:
>   Hello,
>  I have a question regarding to real switch. I have two physical switches
> (Juniper MX80) and I want to create a network slightly larger. In order
> to do this I think in Mininet. The idea is connect a physical switch with
> a switch of Mininet.
>  I know that it's possible to create GRE tunnel in order to connect two
> Mininets, but I don't know if using something similar it is possible to
> connect a real switch.
>  Thank you in advance!
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