Workshop

WSDN01: SDN (Software Defined Network)

Duration
5 days
Level of Study
Advanced

Synopsis

The emergence of SDN (Software Defined Network) has had a disruptive influence on the world of data networking, leading to a fundamental re-think of how networks are designed. This technical workshop will provide an in-depth understanding of the key technological elements of SDN via a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises.

Target audience

Technical staff currently operating an IP and/or MPLS network who are interested in understanding the impact of SDN with a view of implementing elements of SDN in the near future.

Prerequisites

It is assumed that participants will have intermediate-level knowledge of IP routing, routing protocols, management protocols, MPLS protocols, and traffic-engineering.

Course outline

  • Introduction to SDN
  • Architectural frameworks for SDN
  • OpenFlow
  • OpenDaylight
  • Mininet
  • Segment routing
  • BGP Egress Peer Engineering
  • Segment routing interworking with LDP
  • BGP Link-State
  • Architecture of Path Computation Element
  • Path Computation Element Protocol

Other requirements

Participants are advised to bring their own laptop computers with high-speed Wi-Fi (802.11a/g/n/ac) and administrative access to system. It is also recommended that laptops have Intel i5 or i7 processor, >=8GB of RAM and 30GB of free hard disk space.

Maximum number of attendees

36 participants.

Please note

Certificate of participation is provided upon successful completion of the course.

NOTE: course can be delivered in 3, 4 or 5 days, depending on requirements.