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 workshop will provide an in-depth understanding of the key technology elements of SDN via a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises.
This workshop is being delivered at APRICOT 2020/APNIC 49, please visit the event website for full details and to register – https://2020.apricot.net/
Anyone currently operating an IP network who is interesting in understanding the impact of SDN with a view to implementing elements of it in the near future.
Intermediate-level knowledge of IP routing, routing protocols, management protocols, MPLS protocols, traffic-engineering.
- Market drivers for SDN and NFV
- Introduction to SDN:
- Control and data plane separation
- Architectural frameworks
- OpenFlow protocol
- SDN controller Northbound interfaces
- Topology discovery and management
- Centralised traffic engineering
- SDN controller Southbound interfaces
- Segment routing
- Path Computation Element Protocol
Hardware: It is highly recommended that participants bring their own laptop computers with Wifi (b/g/n) and administrative access to system to practice the lessons learned during the workshops.
It is also recommended that laptops have Intel i5 or i7 processor, >=8GB of RAM, 30GB of free hard disk space, and a 64-bit operating system (Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X).