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<Feature> User Guide

Refer to this template to identify the required sections and information that you should provide for a User Guide. The user guide should contain configuration, administration, management, using, and troubleshooting sections for the feature.


Provide an overview of the feature and the use case. Also include the audience who will use the feature. For example, audience can be the network administrator, cloud administrator, network engineer, system administrators, and so on.

<Feature> Architecture

Provide information about feature components and how they work together. Also include information about how the feature integrates with OpenDaylight. An architecture diagram could help.


Please do not include detailed internals that somebody using the feature wouldn’t care about. For example, the fact that there are four layers of APIs between a user command and a message being sent to a device is probably not useful to know unless they have some way to influence how those layers work and a reason to do so.

Configuring <feature>

Describe how to configure the feature or the project after installation. Configuration information could include day-one activities for a project such as configuring users, configuring clients/servers and so on.

Administering or Managing <feature>

Include related command reference or operations that you could perform using the feature. For example viewing network statistics, monitoring the network, generating reports, and so on.

For example:

To configure L2switch components perform the following steps.

  1. Step 1:
  2. Step 2:
  3. Step 3:



If there is only one tutorial, you skip the “Tutorials” section and instead just lead with the single tutorial’s name. If you do, also increase the header level by one, i.e., replace the carets (^^^) with dashes (- - -) and the dashes with equals signs (===).

<Tutorial Name>

Ensure that the title starts with a gerund. For example using, monitoring, creating, and so on.


An overview of the use case.


Provide any prerequisite information, assumed knowledge, or environment required to execute the use case.

Target Environment

Include any topology requirement for the use case. Ideally, provide visual (abstract) layout of network diagrams and any other useful visual aides.


Use case could be a set of configuration procedures. Including screenshots to help demonstrate what is happening is especially useful. Ensure that you specify them separately. For example:

Setting up the VM

To set up a VM perform the following steps.

  1. Step 1
  2. Step 2
  3. Step 3
Installing the feature

To install the feature perform the following steps.

  1. Step 1
  2. Step 2
  3. Step 3
Configuring the environment

To configure the system perform the following steps.

  1. Step 1
  2. Step 2
  3. Step 3