Duration and Training Format:
5-day LIVE Virtual Instructor-led Training
The aim of the course is to give participants a deep technical understanding of the two most important, yet disruptive, network technologies that will transform networks operated by Carrier Service Providers: Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). After completing the course, the participants would be able to:
- Understand the core concepts of virtualization, Cloud computing, Virtualization of network elements
- Understand why NFV offers extraordinary potential to enhance the delivery of carrier and enterprise network services
- Explain the revolution in NFV, SDN, OpenFlow, OpenStack, and Cloud computing
- Describe the key benefits of SDN, the separation of data and control planes
- Describe the SDN data plane
- Analyse the operation of the SDN control plane
- Configure a SDN-friendly network emulator
- Evaluate a sample SDN’s performance and reliability
- Explain network virtualization and describe NFV reference architecture
- Describe techniques used for verification and debugging of SDNs
- Describe NFV components and how they work together
- Explain how to create new network services using SDN and NFV
- Describe the role and functionality of middleboxes in networks and how they are managed
- Configure a sample service using SDN and NFV
- Describe techniques to enable applications to control the underlying network using SDN
- Understand how SDN and NFV complement each other
- Discuss the role of NFV in LTE & IMS network design, operations and functions.
SDN offers a revolutionary approach towards designing, building and managing the Next Generation Networks. It allows a logically centralised or distributed software program to control the behaviour of an entire network. The basic concept of abstracting the control logic from the underlying physical infrastructure allows network operators to write specific high-level control software that specifies the behaviour of an entire network and in a dynamic fashion. This is in contrast to conventional networks where functionality is embedded in the physical infrastructure and at low level.
Logically centralised control makes it possible for operators to integrate many disjoint network functions such as policy control, firewall, security, prioritisation into a single control framework, thereby allowing operators to create more sophisticated policies and configuration which are easy to configure, manage and troubleshoot.
Both SDN and NFV are the catalyst technologies that will transform current networks indefinitely and provide an agile infrastructure that fulfills the requirements of future businesses.
Participants will be able to design, plan and operate a best-in-class software defined network infrastructure that allows the operation of leading-edge virtual applications that will satisfy both current and future market requirements.
Pre-Requisite for Participants:
- Knowledge of core networking and functions.
- Basic understanding of IP-based communication.
- Experience with IT infrastructure (i.e. Ethernet, Switches, Routers).
- Basic understand of software principles (i.e. APIs)
Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested to understand this important revolution in IT & Networking i.e. Radio and Packet Core Engineers, Managers, Project Managers, IP Engineers, Technical Product Managers, Technical Marketing Officials, Technical Strategy Officials, IT Managers, C-level Decision Makers & Executives.
Fundamentals of Modern Networking
- The networking ecosystem
- Networking technologies: WiFi, Ethernet, Carrier Ethernet, 4G
- Cloud Computing
- Network Convergence
- Unified Communications
- The Internet of Things (IoT)
- Requirements of modern network traffic
The Need for Software Defined Networking (SDN)
- Distributed control plane
- Centralised control plane
- Introduction to OpenFlow
- Hybrid control planeNETCONF/YANG
- vSwitches and vAppliances
SDN Deep Dive
- SDN Framework
- SDN Definitions
- SDN Concepts
- SDN as NetworkOS
- SDN as a controller
- SDN as a router
- SDN Architecture
- Network Topology Challenges
- SDN Controller Environment
- SDN Southbound Interfaces (CORBA, SNMP, CMIP, MTOSI, NetConf)
- OpenFlow Architecture
- OpenFlow Components
- SDN Computing Platforms (Open DayLight, ONOS, Nuage…)
- SDN Northbound Interfaces (REST, CORBA, SNMP, CMIP, MTOSI)
- Controllers Scalability & Redundancy
- Security considerations
- Network Programmability
- The Management Interface
- The Application-Network Divide
- Modern Programmatic Interfaces
- Modern Orchestration (OpenStack, CloudStack, Puppet…)
- SDN case studies
- SDN in Data Centre
- Multitenancy Network and Data Centre
- The Virtualised & Multi tenant transport network & access network
- VLANs, EVPN, VxLAN, NVGRE.
Virtualization and Network Virtualizations
- Why use Virtualization
- Introduction to Hypervisors
- Hypervisor Models (QEMU, KVM, XEN, LXC, VMWare…)
- Virtual Switches & Routers (i.e. Open vSwitch)
Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
- NFV Concepts
- NFV Architcture
- NFV Function Chaining
- Services Engineered Path
- Service Locations and Chaining
- ETSI NFV ISG Models
- Non-ETSI NFV Work
- Example network virtualization functions
- Cellular vPaCo, vIMS,
Network Topology and Topological Information Abstraction
- Network Topology
- Traditional Methods
- I2RS Topology
Security Challenges in SDN
- Securing the Controller
- Protecting the Controller
- Robust Policy Framework
NFV Application Life Cycle
- NFV & SDN complementary nature
- Opex & Capex pressures
- Time to Market considerations
- Heterogeneous vendor network infrastructure
- Moving towards Non-proprietary purpose built platforms
- SDN and NFV applied to LTE and beyond
- Advanced vApps
- Carrier Ethernet for Cloud Computing
- Migration Path from MEF CE 2.0 to MEF SDN/NFV
SDN Hands-on Workshop
- Mininet configuration and running without a Controller
- Mininet with Reference Controller (PTCP)
- Mininet with POX Controller Providing Hub/Bridge Behaviour
What is so special about Telefocal Asia's SDN NFV Masterclass?
This course stands out prominently from the rest and is unique in several ways:
- When delivering this course, we adopt a vendor-neutral approach.
- Notwithstanding the above, our trainer will provide an in depth study into the various technical aspects of SDN/NFV.
- It seeks to impart the latest and state-of-the-art technology with illustrations on use cases or practical implementations from around the world.
- It provides a global perspective on how SDN/NFV technology can be harnessed and monetized.
- It also examines the various business models that use SDN/NFV as a platform.
- Last but not least, it helps identify the key risks associated with security when deploying SDN/NFV solutions.