Mininet Apps and Tools

lantz edited this page Aug 27, 2018 · 5 revisions

A variety of useful applications and systems have been implemented using Mininet. Please feel free to add your own to this page.

(also see Mininet-Community-Extensions-and-Packages)

Mininet Examples

The Mininet source code includes a variety of useful examples of using the Python API.

GUI - Automatic Creation of Mininet Scripts

  • Visual Network Description - VND ( - A GUI tool that allows automatic creation of Mininet and Openflow Controllers Scripts.

GUI - MiniEdit

  • An evolution of the example script included with Mininet. Add all kinds of capabilities to new controller, host, switch and link options.
  • Give you the option to save you topology and also export as a Mininet python script.

Included in Mininet in the examples/ directory.

Mininet Topology Visualizer

  • Online tool to visualize the topology generated by Mininet.
  • Use dump and links commands in Mininet console. Paste the result into the tool and press Render Graph

Network Namespace-aware Bandwidth Monitor

  • A patched version of Volker Gropps Bandwidth Monitor NG aka bwm-ng
  • Enables users to monitor the throughput of network interfaces in multiple network namespaces (e.g. Mininet hosts) at the same time
  • Especially useful when using Mininet with routers


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