The FlowManager is a RYU controller application that gives the user manual control over the flow tables in an OpenFlow network. The user can create, modify, or delete flows directly from the application. The user can also monitor the OpenFlow switches and view statistics. The FlowManager is ideal for learning OpenFlow in a lab environment, or in conjunction with other applications to tweak the behaviour of network flows in a production environment.
- Add/modify/delete flow entries in flow tables.
- Add/modify/delete group tables and meters.
- Backup/restore switch tables to/from local drive.
- View flow tables, group tables, and meters.
- View switch statistics.
- View network topology.
FlowManager is a RYU Controller application, so make sure that the controller is installed properly before you proceed. Also, if you intend to use FlowManager with Mininet, you will need to install that too.
Install FlowManager using the following steps:
$ git clone https://github.com/martimy/flowmanager
Running the app
Run the FlowManager alone:
$ ryu-manager ~/flowmanager/flowmanager.py
or with another RYU application:
$ ryu-manager ~/flowmanager/flowmanager.py ryu.app.simple_switch_13
and to display the topology:
$ ryu-manager --observe-links ~/flowmanager/flowmanager.py ryu.app.simple_switch_13
Use a web broswer to launch the site http://localhost:8080/home/index.html
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FlowManager is licensed under the Apache 2 License - see the LICENSE file for details