Software Defined Networking

Introduction To SDN & OpenFlow

Jasson Casey
Jasson Casey
INE Instructor

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Course Description
This course begins with a general introduction to Software Defined Networks, including discussion of control planes and data planes, APIs, logical layers, types of SDN networks, and more. Students will spend 15+ hours delving into real-world implementation and deployment of OpenFlow, an SDN standard that allows a remote controller to interact with the forwarding plane of a network switch or router over the network, making it easy to deploy innovative routing and switching protocols in a network. Learn how having complete transparency into setting up a flow gives you new insights as to how networking can change. Starting with basic tunneling, or traffic engineering, and then advancing to setting up multiple group tables, and tuning flow priorities and flow aging. You will gain hands on the tools and tricks needed to quickly deploy SDN.
  • Course
    • Software defined Networking
      • SDN Overview
      • SDN Key Ideas
      • Separation of Control & Data Plane
      • Control Plane vs. Data Plane
      • Centralized Controller
      • Standard Northbound APIs for External Programming
      • Network Service Chaining
      • Evolution from Traditional to SDN Underlay Networks
      • Enabling Technologies for SDN
      • Logical Layers for SDN
      • Types of SDN Networks
      • Deployment View of Different SDN Networks
      • SDN Review :: Part 1
      • SDN Review :: Part 2
      • SDN Review :: Part 3
    • OpenFlow
      • What is OpenFlow?
      • OpenFlow Key Ideas
      • Components of OpenFlow
    • OpenFlow Abstractions
      • Definition of an Abstraction
      • Datapath
      • Port
      • Queue & Tables
      • Table
      • Flow
      • Match
      • Instruction
      • Action
      • Group
      • Meter
    • OpenFlow Data Model
      • OpenFlow Data Model
    • OpenFlow Data Plane
      • Data Structure Introduction
      • Packet Key
      • Packet Context
      • Packet Arrival
      • Field Extraction
      • Table Selection/Flow Selection
      • Instruction Execution
      • Egress / Group Processing
    • OpenFlow Protocol
      • Protocol Overview
      • Session Lifecycle
      • Role Management
      • Capability discovery
      • Normal Operations :: Configuration
      • Normal Operations :: Events
      • Normal Operations :: Statistics
      • State Modification
    • OpenFlow Demonstrations
      • OpenFlow Demonstration :: Part 1
      • OpenFlow Demonstration :: Part 2
      • OpenFlow Demonstration :: Part 3
      • OpenFlow Demonstration :: Part 4
      • OpenFlow Demonstration :: Part 5
      • OpenFlow Demonstration :: Part 6
      • OpenFlow Demonstration :: Part 7
Course Outline:
  • Course
    • Software defined Networking
      • SDN Overview
      • SDN Key Ideas
      • Separation of Control & Data Plane
      • Control Plane vs. Data Plane
      • Centralized Controller
      • Standard Northbound APIs for External Programming
      • Network Service Chaining
      • Evolution from Traditional to SDN Underlay Networks
      • Enabling Technologies for SDN
      • Logical Layers for SDN
      • Types of SDN Networks
      • Deployment View of Different SDN Networks
      • SDN Review :: Part 1
      • SDN Review :: Part 2
      • SDN Review :: Part 3
    • OpenFlow
      • What is OpenFlow?
      • OpenFlow Key Ideas
      • Components of OpenFlow
    • OpenFlow Abstractions
      • Definition of an Abstraction
      • Datapath
      • Port
      • Queue & Tables
      • Table
      • Flow
      • Match
      • Instruction
      • Action
      • Group
      • Meter
    • OpenFlow Data Model
      • OpenFlow Data Model
    • OpenFlow Data Plane
      • Data Structure Introduction
      • Packet Key
      • Packet Context
      • Packet Arrival
      • Field Extraction
      • Table Selection/Flow Selection
      • Instruction Execution
      • Egress / Group Processing
    • OpenFlow Protocol
      • Protocol Overview
      • Session Lifecycle
      • Role Management
      • Capability discovery
      • Normal Operations :: Configuration
      • Normal Operations :: Events
      • Normal Operations :: Statistics
      • State Modification
    • OpenFlow Demonstrations
      • OpenFlow Demonstration :: Part 1
      • OpenFlow Demonstration :: Part 2
      • OpenFlow Demonstration :: Part 3
      • OpenFlow Demonstration :: Part 4
      • OpenFlow Demonstration :: Part 5
      • OpenFlow Demonstration :: Part 6
      • OpenFlow Demonstration :: Part 7

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