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.
Anyone currently operating an IP and/or MPLS 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
- SDN controller Northbound interfaces
- Topology discovery and management
- Centralised traffic engineering
- SDN controller Southbound interfaces
- Segment routing
- SDN in the DC
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.
Software: SSH Client, Telnet Client
Maximum number of attendees