OpenState controller implementation based on osrg/ryu
Clone or download



This is an implementation of an OpenState controller based on the source code of RYU, an OpenFlow compatible controller available at For any information about OpenState please check the home page of the project at

What's Ryu

Ryu is a component-based software defined networking framework.

Ryu provides software components with well defined API that make it easy for developers to create new network management and control applications. Ryu supports various protocols for managing network devices, such as OpenFlow, Netconf, OF-config, etc. About OpenFlow, Ryu supports fully 1.0, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 and Nicira Extensions.

All of the code is freely available under the Apache 2.0 license. Ryu is fully written in Python.

Quick Start

Installing Ryu is quite easy:

% pip install ryu

If you prefer to install Ryu from the source code:

% git clone git://
% cd ryu; python ./ install

If you want to use Ryu with OpenStack, please refer networking-ofagent project.

If you want to write your Ryu application, have a look at Writing ryu application document. After writing your application, just type:

% ryu-manager

Optional Requirements

Some functionalities of ryu requires extra packages:

  • OF-Config requires lxml
  • NETCONF requires paramiko
  • BGP speaker (ssh console) requires paramiko

If you want to use the functionalities, please install requirements:

% pip install lxml
% pip install paramiko


Ryu Official site is

If you have any questions, suggestions, and patches, the mailing list is available at ryu-devel ML. The ML archive at Gmane is also available.