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Introduction to SDN (Software Defined Network) (3 days)
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 through a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises.
Technical staff who are involved in Internet technology standards, local and national network infrastructure planning & deployment, and day-to-day network operations, who are interested in knowing the impact of SDN with a view to implement elements of it in the near future.
It is assumed that the workshop participants have a working knowledge of:
- IP Routing and MPLS,
- basic linux commands, and
- know how to use a router command line interface.
This workshop is not an introduction. The lab exercises use Cisco XRv configuration syntax.
Academy resources to be completed before start of workshop.
- Routing Fundamentals: https://academy.apnic.net/en/course/routing-fundamentals-course/
- Introduction to Multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) - https://academy.apnic.net/en/webinar-courses/introduction-to-mpls-and-mpls-layer3-vpn/
- Virtual lab for MPLS LDP and MPLS Layer3 VPN (Cisco IOS) - https://academy.apnic.net/en/virtual-labs/?labId=83872
Note: Those that have already completed the MPLS course in Fiji are exempt from completing the pre-requisite courses listed above (i.e. 1, 2 & 3).
- SDN Use cases
- The SDN Architectural framework
- OpenFlow and OpenDayLight
- Segment Routing
- BGP Link State
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 per workshop.
Certificate of participation is provided upon successful completion of the course.