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[mininet-discuss] Mininet Switch Port connect to Physical switch port

Diogo Oliveira diogo.dno at
Sun Jul 3 07:21:47 PDT 2016


actually what I need to do is to make a Mininet switch port (say s1:eth1)
become the VM interface (say eth0.100). All packets entering s1:eth1 are
forwarded to eth0.100 and vice-versa. I realize that it should be simple by
just using hwintf script, but when I use it, Mininet shows for s1 2 ports:
s1:eth1 and s1:eth0.100. But ONOS does not see that interface (only

Diogo Nunes de Oliveira

2016-07-01 19:03 GMT-04:00 Bob Lantz <rlantz at>:

> I'm not entirely sure I understand the question either, but:
> There shouldn't be a big difference between attaching a virtual interface
> or a physical interface (e.g. eth0 or tap0) to a Switch. The name is not
> significant, as I've noted.
> There also shouldn't be a huge difference between connecting to a
> transparent tunnel or bridge to a switch and connecting to the switch
> itself - the tunnel or bridge is "transparent" which is to say mostly
> invisible.
> As you imply, you can use various tunnels or bridges to stitch a hardware
> switch into a Mininet network.
> On Jul 1, 2016, at 2:04 PM, Pavel Chuprikov <pschuprikov at> wrote:
> Hi,
> What do you mean by *associate*? Put them into a single L2 domain?
> Regards,
> Pavel
> ср, 29 июн. 2016 г. в 22:47, Diogo Oliveira <diogo.dno at>:
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to associate a Mininet switch port to a host port. My
>> intention is not to associate a Mininet host interface to a physical host
>> interface. I would like to associate a Mininet switch port to a VM
>> interface, and bridge an egress VLAN interface to another physical switch.
>> My intent is to make the physical switch to Mininet switch connection look
>> logically direct. Here is what I would like to do (physically) and what I
>> would like it to look (logically)
>> Physical: Mininet switch -> Mininet VM host --> VM host VLAN interface
>> --> Physical switch
>> Logical: Mininet switch --> Physical switch
>> Is it possible to do using Mininet?
>> Diogo Nunes de Oliveira
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