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  • download a prebuilt image of the machine
  • build your own machine

Download Pre-Built VM

Please download the VM provided at this link and import it into VirtualBox by double clicking on the mininet-p4.ova file. 

titleCurrent Machine Spec


  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 4 cores


You can downsize the requirements on both cores and RAM to a minimum of

titleRecommended minimum system requirements


  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 2 cores


The machine username and password are:

titlepre-built VM username and password

Username: p4-mininet

Password: p4-mininet

Build Your own VM

The following steps will help you set up a development environment with Mininet, ONOS and BMv2 with P4Runtime support.