eSDN01: eLearning

Introduction to SDN

15:00 - 04 October 2017 (UTC + 10)
16:00 - 04 October 2017 (UTC + 10)

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The emergence of SDN is having a disruptive influence on the world of data networking and is leading to a fundamental re-think of how networks are architected.

This course will provide a high-level overview of the following aspects of SDN: motivations, architectural frameworks, key enabling technologies and major use cases.


  • Free

All eLearning courses are free of charge for participants, with priority given to APNIC Members.

Target audience

Anyone currently operating an IP and/or MPLS network who is interesting in understanding the impact of SDN.


Intermediate-level knowledge of IP routing, routing protocols, management protocols, MPLS protocols, traffic-engineering.

Course outline

  • Market drivers for SDN
  • Overview of SDN:
    • History
    • Control and data plane separation
  • SDN architectural frameworks
  • Openflow
  • Use cases

Other requirements

  • Updated web browser with Adobe Flash Player 11 or above
  • Broadband connection running at a minimum of 256kbps or better
  • Headset (to reduce noise)

Maximum number of attendees

50 participants per session