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[mininet-discuss] Real switch with Mininet

Gregory Gee gee.developer at
Wed Apr 30 11:45:11 PDT 2014

You need a spare physical NIC on your PC.  Connect that NIC to your MX.
 Then in Mninet, attach that interface into S1.

(MX80)<--->PC NIC<-->s1

 Now part of this answer depends on if you are running Mininet in a VM or
not.  If it's in a VM, then you VM needs another NIC added.  Bridge the VM
NIC to the PC NIC.  Then bind the VM NIC into s1.

(MX80)<--->PC NIC<-->VM NIC<-->s1

  Basically, switch s1 needs a dedicated NIC on your physical PC to connect
to external switches.


On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 9:05 AM, Josep Batallé <jbatalle3 at> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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))
> Thanks,
> Josep
> 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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