Build without Image#

This section explains how to build VPP and and the VPP agent directly without an image.


This option is recommended for development or testing purposes only.

Start with cloning the VPP Agent code:

git clone

Build VPP

VPP should be built first in order to provide required libraries for the host OS.

  1. Clone the VPP code (described above) and checkout the defined commit. Use the vpp.env as a source. It can be found in the ligato/vpp-agent folder. Building different VPP commit/versions can cause the VPP agent to fail at startup due to incompatibilities.

  2. Use the following commands to build VPP:

make install-dep 
make dpdk-install-dev
make build-release 
make pkg-deb

Next, in the build-root directory, unpack *.deb package files with dpkg -i.

Build the VPP Agent

  1. Go to the VPP agent root directory, and use make-build. The binary file is available in vpp-agent/cmd/vpp-agent.

  2. Start VPP and verify the VPP agent can connect to it.