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Important!

This guide is mostly concerned with the legacy ONOS GUI (GUI1 - based on AngularJS - the obsolete version 1.x of Angular). The code for this is under onos/web/gui

It does not cover ONOS GUI2 (based on Angular 7+ - the replacement).

GUI2 replaces only the front end (Javascript side of the GUI) - the Java backend for the 2 are the same.

For GUI2 it is recommended to follow the Template Application Tutorial and use the ui2 archetype at onos/tools/package/archetypes/ui2

The archetype supports only creating a Custom View. This can be changed to a Tabular view by following the design of any tabular view e.g. Device View. Topology overlays are not supported yet in GUI2

For GUI2 the main code is under:

The text below is not modified for GUI2 and remains as it was for legacy GUI.

It is possible to run GUI1 or GUI2 on ONOS - GUI2 is the default - change to GUI1 use "app deactivate gui2" and then "app activate gui". 



There are a number of ways that your application can integrate new content into the ONOS Web GUI, as described below.

The following tutorials – using a fictitious company, Meowster, Inc. – show how each of these styles of content can be created. The tutorials build on each other, so it is recommended that you work through them in order. 


Also see the tutorial session presented at ONS 2016


Further topics can be viewed in the Developer's Guide for Customizing and Extending the ONOS GUI:

  • Websocket communication
  • Defining key-bindings
  • Creating and using "fly-in" panels
  • Defining custom "glyphs"



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