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OCSA SDN Training – Module 1

About the Event

Describe the fundamental characteristics of SDN, definitions, use cases, and history.

DOMAIN 1: SDN CONCEPTS

  • History of SDN (Clean Slate, Ethane, OpenFlow®, donation to ONF)
  • What is SDN? (control and forwarding)
  • SDN Value Proposition
  • SDN Use Cases in the Data Center
  • SDN Use Cases in Campus Networks
  • SDN Use Cases in Service Providers
  • SDN Use Cases in the Enterprise
  • SDN Use Cases in Mobile Networks
  • The six characteristics of an SDN Network (Plane Separation, Simplified Forwarding Element, Centralized Control, Network Automation, Virtualization, and Openness)
  • SDN Devices (Controllers, Switches, Orchestration, API's)
  • Overlay Networking Abstractions (NFV, VxLAN, etc.)

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OCSA SDN Training – Module 2

About the Event

Identify at a concept/definition level the OpenFlow® Protocol operations and list the packet types and contents.

DOMAIN 2: OPENFLOW®

  • TCP level secure channel/communication/session establishment between controller/switch
  • Message Types
  • Basic Operation/Packet Matching
  • Differences between OpenFlow® versions; Setting up a flow
  • Proactive vs Reactive Flows
  • Statistics/Counters
  • Policy Enforcement
  • OpenFlow® Management and Configuration Protocol (OF-Config, OAM, OFDPA, OVSDB, etc.)
  • Flow Table Entry Format; Flow Timers
  • Pipeline Processing
  • Match Types; Match Actions

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OCSA SDN Training – Module 3

About the Event

Understand and Identify SDN architectural components, standards bodies, controller design, API’s and applications.

DOMAIN 3: SDN ARCHITECTURE AND ECOSYSTEM

  • SDN Layers
  • SDN Architecture compared to Traditional Network Architectures
  • Northbound API's; Southbound API's; East/West API's
  • Security and Availability
  • Packet and Optical Integration methods
  • Migration Strategies; Hybrid Mode Switches
  • Organization in the SDN Ecosystem
  • Who is the ONF and what do they do?
  • Controller Placement and Redundancy
  • SDN Applications (service chaining, virtualized network functions, analytics)

Webex Meeting

OCSA SDN Training – Module 4

About the Event

Identify key open source projects in the SDN Ecosystem.

DOMAIN 4: OPEN SOURCE SDN

Identify key open source projects in the SDN Ecosystem.

  • OpenFlow® Agents
  • OpenFlow® Controllers
  • Utilities and Tools
  • Open Source SDN Distributions (OSSDN Atrium, etc.)
  • Open vSwitch
  • Orchestration Systems
  • Open Source Initiatives (OPNFV, OCP, ODCA, Open Config)

Webex Meeting