Building your own switch with P4 (Part 2)

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Overview

Utilizing the P4Pi project, the webinar begins with an overview of the P4 language, a deeper dive into architecture definitions and the available P4 target ecosystem. There will also be hands-on P4 programming experience as part of the webinar.

Outline

This course will cover the following topics:

Utilising the P4Pi project, we begin with an overview of the P4 language, a deeper dive into architecture definitions and available P4 target ecosystem. For hands on P4 programming experience, we begin with Example #1 and go as far as time will allow. Group learning — let’s discover and understand programmable data planes by building our own together.


Looking Lower- Programmable Data Planes (Part 1)

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Overview

The webinar covers how the next steps in Software Defined Networks and programmable data planes unlock a world of new possibilities, starting with the logical function of a switching chip and ending with hands-on tasks using the industry standard P4 language (p4.org).

Outline

This course will cover the following topics:


– We begin with understanding logical operation of an ethernet switching chip packet processing through the Match Action Table abstraction.

-Then cover the concept of architecture definitions and the deep value of a programming language as a domain specific abstraction to express processing logic.

-Then “You wouldn’t download an MPLS stack”: Artisanal encapsulations & other fun tricks with PDPs

Course Materials