Deploying OpenDaylight in AWS
OpenDaylight is easy enough to get set up in AWS, although you'll need to incorporate a few other assets like OpenJDK to get its features working just how you want them.
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OpenDaylight (ODL) is an open source platform uniting the industry around a common SDN platform. ODL provides a flexible, common platform underpinning a wide breadth of applications and use cases, used as an SDN controller in on-premises setups. This blog outlines the steps to deploy OpenDaylight in AWS for training, exploration, and development purposes.
Provision a VM in AWS
- Create a security group (ODL-SG) and open Port 22, 8080.
- Create a Keypair.
- Launch an AWS EC2 instance using AMI (ami-efe09bf8 – Ubuntu 16.04 64-Bit) in the Virginia Region with the instance type T2.medium.
- Allocate an elastic IP.
- Associate the elastic IP to the VM.
- Access the VM using a terminal client
- OpenDaylight Controller is developed in Java and runs in a JVM. Hence we need to Install OpenJDK using the command:
$ apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk
- Download the OpenDaylight Boron package from the distribution page.
- Install OpenDaylight. Uncompress it as root, and start OpenDaylight using the command:
- Connect to Karaf Shell (
$ ./bin/client). Now, you should be in OpenDaylight’s console. By default, the Karaf distribution has no features enabled. Hence we have to install all the basic and required features as below:
- Mininet Installation
$ tar xvfz distribution-karaf-0.5.3-Boron-SR3.tar.gz
$ cd distribution-karaf-0.5.3-Boron-SR3/
The start process will take a minimum of 3-5 minutes complete.
opendaylight-user@root $> feature:install odl-base-all odl-aaa-authn odl-restconf
odl-adsal-northbound odl-mdsal-apidocs odl-ovsdb-openstack
Once the installation is completed, you can log into the UI at http://:8080 with the username and password as ‘admin’. Now, the OpenDaylight Boron release is successfully installed in the VM instance.
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install mininet
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