NTF Network Test Framework
NTF is a python based network test framework. It is based on mininet and unittest.
- Python 2.7 or higher
- Mininet version 2.2.1 or higher
- Docker version 1.10 or higher
- sudo privileges to run ntf
NTF can be installed using
sudo python setup.py install
Prior to running tests using NTF, the required docker image needs to be present. Follow the examples/topology/l2_topology.json and examples/topology/config.json to define topology and the switch properties. Write the unittest case to use the topology as in examples/tests/switch_tests.py. Run NTF as below:
sudo ./ntf --topology <topologyfile_with_path> --config <configfile_with_path> --test-dir <test_directory> --test <testname>
--cli: To get to mininet cli prompt during test. --log-file <filename>: Filename to use for logging --log-dir <log_dir>: Folder to write the logfile to.