Data Communications & IP Technologies black icon

Course: SDN & NFV Essentials

4   |   60   |   Lifetime
Included for FREE! $39 Worth
Course Summary
The Introduction to Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) course comes to provide the participant with basic understanding of the virtualization world as it is implemented in the communication world. In the course we introduce SDN concept and network architecture, the OpenFlow protocol and its implementation in data networks along with NFV and its implementation in provider’s networks.
Description Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging architecture that decouples the network control and forwarding planes, enabling the network control to become directly programmable by the user and by network applications, and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted for applications and network services. OpenFlow, standardize by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) defines the architecture and protocols for the SDN architecture. While SDN comes from the data center and enterprise networks, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), standardized by European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) is a similar technology, that implements service virtualization in the service providers (SPs) networks. This course introduces SDN technology and protocols, along with a brief of NFV and it implementation in the Telco market.
Course Modules
The course includes the following modules:
  • 1.  Introduction
    In this lesson we learn about the concept of SDN, its network architecture, similarities and differences from traditional networks, and we finalize with the concept of NFV and comparison between SDN and NFV
  • 2.  SDN and OpenFlow
    In this lesson we talk about the operation of SDN, that is the controller and the switches, tables and tables pipeline, and how forwarding decision are taken in order to forward packets through the network
  • 3.  OpenFlow Protocol
    In this lesson we talk about the OpenFlow operation, its packet structure, and through packets examples we learn about its operation
  • 4.  NFV Basics
    In this lesson we talk about the concept of NFV, its architecture, and how virtualization is used to implement network componentsand the connectivity between them
Take This Course