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CrossProject:Integration Group:Controller Artifacts




OpenDaylight Jenkins builds and uploads all projects artifacts to Nexus so there is no need to setup development environment to use and test the controller.

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Latest Distribution Artifacts

Nexus contains latest distribution artifacts:

OpenDaylight karaf edition (no integration test features*):


(*) Check further sections to know how to add integration test features

Released Distribution Artifacts

Nexus also contains released distribution artifacts:

OpenDaylight karaf edition (no integration test features*):


(*) Check further sections to know how to add integration test features

Distribution Artifacts version

  • 0.1.X -> Hydrogen
  • 0.2.X -> Helium
  • 0.3.X -> Lithium
  • 0.4.X -> Beryllium
  • 0.5.X -> Boron

Artifacts Installation

Setup Controller run environment

Install Java JDK 1.8, you can use Oracle or OpenJDK packages:

Oracle Java

odluser@odl-vm:~\$ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common -y
odluser@odl-vm:~\$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java -y
odluser@odl-vm:~\$ sudo apt-get update
odluser@odl-vm:~\$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer oracle-java8-set-default -y

OpenJDK (Ubuntu 15.4+)

odluser@odl-vm:~\$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre

Set JAVA_HOME in environment. Add follow lines (Java path may change depending on the JDK installation) in ~/.bashrc file:

odluser@odl-vm:~\$ vi ~/.bashrc
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.8.0-openjdk-amd64

Installing Karaf Distribution

Build artifacts are stored in Nexus, snapshot build artifacts contain timestamp and are deleted after three weeks. The following uses "20160421.111235-1807" as the latest timestamp.

Download the distribution artifact, unzip it and run it:

odluser@odl-vm:~\$ wget 'https://nexus.opendaylight.org/content/repositories/opendaylight.snapshot/org/opendaylight/integration/distribution-karaf/0.5.0-SNAPSHOT/distribution-karaf-0.5.0-20160421.111235-1807.zip'
odluser@odl-vm:~\$ unzip distribution-karaf-0.5.0-20160421.111235-1807.zip
odluser@odl-vm:~\$ cd distribution-karaf-0.5.0-SNAPSHOT
odluser@odl-vm:~\$ bin/karaf

Adding test features repositories (Optional)

To add integration features (only for testing), type the following in Karaf console:

  • Karaf 3:
opendaylight-user@root>feature:repo-add mvn:org.opendaylight.integration/features-integration-test/0.5.0-SNAPSHOT/xml/features

Note 0.5.0-SNAPSHOT above has to match the distribution version.

  • Karaf 4:
opendaylight-user@root>feature:repo-add mvn:org.opendaylight.integration/features-test/0.7.0-SNAPSHOT/xml/features

Note 0.7.0-SNAPSHOT above has to match the distribution version.

Installing Karaf Features

Karaf distribution does not install any feature by default, to do so use feature:install command from Karaf console:

 feature:install odl-l2switch-switch-ui 

For a complete list of features and their description please check the ODL Getting Started Guide:


For more information on how to deal with features check this Karaf wiki

Installing Java Artifacts in Karaf Distribution (Optional)

1) If the jar is already shipped in karaf:

Find the bundle path in the system folder:

odluser@odl-vm:~\$  cd <distro-folder>/system/system/org/opendaylight/controller/arphandler/<version> 

Install and run the bundle from karaf console:

opendaylight-user@root> bundle:install mvn:org.opendaylight.controller/arphandler/0.6.0-SNAPSHOT 
opendaylight-user@root> bundle:start arphandler

2) This method also works for 3rd party artifacts:

opendaylight-user@root>bundle:install mvn:org.jolokia/jolokia-osgi/1.1.5
Bundle ID: 64
opendaylight-user@root>bundle:start 64

3) If it is a brand new artifact just place it in <distribution>/deploy folder.

mv samples.loadbalancer-0.6.0-SNAPSHOT.jar ~/distribution-karaf-0.3.0-SNAPSHOT/deploy/