This course covers the basic concepts of SDN (Sofware Defined Networks), including controllers, programmatic interfaces and use cases, as well as preparing attendees for the OCSA (ONF Certified SDN Associate) certification exam.
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Level of the course
Knowledge of the architecture of a telecommunications network or data center
Experience in the design, deployment or operation of IP networks (L2/L3)
Training available on
Module 1: General Concepts
General Networking Concepts
Module 2: Introduction to SDN
Challenges of current networks
Business case for SDN
Concept and modalities of SDN
Security and high availability
Organizations and standards
Module 3: OpenFlow
OpenFlow: What is it and how does it work?
Equipment with OpenFlow support
OpenFlow status in SDN development
Module 4: SDN Open Source
Introduction to SDN Open Source
Open Source Controllers
Tools and related initiatives
Laboratory 1: Experimenting with SDN
Creating virtual topologies with Mininet
Controlling a Mininet network
Applications with an SDN controller
Module 5: SDN via Overlay and vendor APIs
SDN via Overlay
SDN via vendor APIs
State of the industry
Module 6: Use Cases
Companies and Campus
Core and WAN
Module 7: Migration Strategies
Types of equipment and deployment
Laboratory 2: ONOS and ODL
Exploring the ONOS controller and its REST API
Exploring the Open Daylight controller and its REST API
2 days of duration
Digital content (copy for each assistant)
60% theory, 40% hands-on
Identify SDN concepts and architecture proposed by the ONF.
Understand the operation of Openflow.
Get to know the typical use cases of SDN and Migration strategies.
Understand the ONF as a standardization organization, and identify the initiatives in which it participates.
Experiment with an SDN Controller in a simulated network.