Welcome to NetIDE


The NetIDE Network Engine enables portability and cooperation inside a single network by using a client/server multi-controller architecture. Separate “Client SDN Controllers” host the various SDN Applications with their access to the actual physical network abstracted and coordinated through a single “Server SDN Controller”, in this instance OpenDaylight. This allows applications written for Ryu/Floodlight/Pyretic to execute on OpenDaylight managed infrastructure.

NetIDE Network Engine Architecture

The project also includes an IDE to allow application developers develop and test their applications, including a graphical editor to specify network topologies, a UI for deployment configurations, editors to specify network environments for simulation, as well as a supporting toolsuite (debuggers, profilers, model checkers)

The "Network Engine" is modular by design:

  • An OpenDaylight plugin ("shim" in architecture diagram) sends/receives messages to/from subscribed SDN Client Controllers. This consumes the ODL Openflow Plugin
  • An initial suite of SDN Client Controller "Backends": Floodlight, Ryu, Pyretic. Further controllers may be added over time as the engine is extensible.

NetIDE Network Engine Architecture

Project Information

Check the user guide for each release.

Project Proposal

Project Facts

Project Creation Date: June 28th, 2015
Lifecycle State: Incubation
Primary Contact: Alec Leckey <alexander.j.leckey@intel.com>
Project Lead:  Alec Leckey <alexander.j.leckey@intel.com>
  • Alec Leckey [alexander.j.leckey at intel com (aleckey)]
  • Elisa Rojas [elisa.rojas at telcaria com (erojas)]
  • Roberto Doriguzzi [roberto.doriguzzi at create-net org (doriguzzi)]
  • Christian Stritzke [christian.stritzke at ipt.fraunhofer de (cstritzke)]
  • Pedro Aranda Gutierrez [pedroa.aranda at telefonica com (paaguti)]
Mailing List:  netide-dev@lists.opendaylight.org
    Archives: mailing list archives
Meetings: See Community Meetings 
Repository: git clone https://git.opendaylight.org/gerrit/netide
Jenkins: jenkins silo
Gerrit Patches: code patches/reviews


Getting Started for Users

Getting Started for Developers


Release Planning

Release Notes

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