- 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 understanding of the key technology elements of SDN via a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises.
- This course is targeted to anyone currently operating an IP and/or MPLS network who is interested in understanding the impact of SDN with a view to implementing elements of it in the near future.
- This workshop is not an introduction. It is assumed that the workshop participants have working knowledge of IP routing, MPLS protocols and traffic-engineering, along with know how to use a router command line interface.
- The lab exercises use IOS-XR (XRv) CLI and Ubuntu VMs
- We recommend the following Academy courses be completed before the start of the tutorial:
Introduction to MPLS: https://academy.apnic.net/en/webinar-courses/introduction-tompls-and-mpls-layer3-vpn/
Virtual lab for MPLS LDP and MPLS Layer3 VPN (Cisco IOS): https://academy.apnic.net/en/virtual-labs/?labId=83872
Linux Basics virtual lab: https://academy.apnic.net/en/virtual-labs/
- Introduction to SDN and Use Cases
- SDN Architectural frameworks
- OpenFlow and OpenDayLight (ODL)
- Segment routing
- BGP Link State
- Online: Participants are advised to bring their own laptop or desktop computers with highspeed internet access and administrative access to system. It is also recommended that computers have Intel i5 or i7 processor, >=8GB of RAM and 30GB of free hard disk space.
- Software: SSH Client, Telnet Client (PuTTy)
- Confirm Secure SHell (SSH) is allowed from the office or home network to access the lab infrastructure? Test ssh connectivity, try to connect to route-views.routeviews.org. For example from the CLI type: ssh [email protected]
- Attendees must have an APNIC Academy login account. If you don't have one already, you can create an account for free at https://academy.apnic.net/