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create a Mininet network.

Synopsis

mn [options]

Description

(type mn -h for details)

The mn utility creates Mininet network from the command line. It can create parametrized topologies, invoke the Mininet CLI, and run tests.

Options

-h,  --help

show this help message and exit

--switch=SWITCH

default|ivs|lxbr|ovs|ovsbr|ovsk|user[,param=value...] user=UserSwitch ovs=OVSSwitch ovsbr=OVSBridge ovsk=OVSSwitch ivs=IVSSwitch lxbr=LinuxBridge default=OVSSwitch

--host=HOST

cfs|proc|rt[,param=value...] proc=Host rt=CPULimitedHost{'sched': 'rt'} cfs=CPULimitedHost{'sched': 'cfs'}

--controller=CONTROLLER

default|none|nox|ovsc|ref|remote|ryu[,param=value...] ref=Controller ovsc=OVSController nox=NOX remote=RemoteController ryu=Ryu default=DefaultController none=NullController

--link=LINK

default|ovs|tc|tcu[,param=value...] default=Link tc=TCLink tcu=TCULink ovs=OVSLink

--topo=TOPO

linear|minimal|reversed|single|torus|tree[,param=value ...] minimal=MinimalTopo linear=LinearTopo reversed=SingleSwitchReversedTopo single=SingleSwitchTopo tree=TreeTopo torus=TorusTopo

-c,  --clean

clean and exit

--custom=CUSTOM

read custom classes or params from .py file(s)

--test=TEST

pingall|pingpair|iperf|iperfudp|all|none|build

-x,  --xterms

spawn xterms for each node

-i IPBASE, --ipbase=IPBASE

base IP address for hosts

--mac

automatically set host MACs

--arp

set all-pairs ARP entries

-v VERBOSITY, --verbosity=VERBOSITY

debug|info|output|warning|warn|error|critical

--innamespace

sw and ctrl in namespace?

--listenport=LISTENPORT

base port for passive switch listening

--nolistenport

don't use passive listening port

--pre=PRE

CLI script to run before tests

--post=POST

CLI script to run after tests

--pin

pin hosts to CPU cores (requires --host cfs or --host rt)

--nat

[option=val...] adds a NAT to the topology that connects Mininet hosts to the physical network. Warning: This may route any traffic on the machine that uses Mininet's IP subnet into the Mininet network. If you need to change Mininet's IP subnet, see the --ipbase option.

--version

prints the version and exits

-w,  --wait

wait for switches to connect

-t WAIT, --twait=WAIT

timed wait (s) for switches to connect

--cluster=server1,server2...

run on multiple servers (experimental!)

--placement=block|random

node placement for --cluster (experimental!)

Info

July 2022 mn 2.3.1b1