Lagopus switch

a high performance software OpenFlow 1.3 switch

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What's Lagopus switch?

Lagopus switch is a high-performance software OpenFlow 1.3 switch.

Lagopus is a genus of bird in the grouse subfamily.
Lagopus lives in cloud.



Latest code is hosted at GitHub.


  • Version 0.1, 2014 Q2
    • Pure OpenFlow switch
    • Intel DPDK 1.6.0
    • CLI
  • Version 0.3, 2014 Q3
    • Virtual NIC with KVM
  • Version 0.7, 2015 Q1
    • Legacy protocol (bridge, L3)
    • New configuration system (OVSDB, OF-CONFIG, new CLI)
  • Version 1.0, 2015 Q2
    • Tunnel (VxLAN, GRE)
    • SNMP


We always welcome contributions to Lagopus switch.

Hands-on Seminar

Hands-on material can be downloaded from here. You can download VM image for handson from OneDrive.


Lagopus users community

Lagopus users group community site


This study is a part of the O3 project supported by a grant of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Japan.