Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

( Duration: 3 Days )

The Software-Defined Networking (SDN) training course provides participants with a working knowledge of SDN concepts, products, challenges and benefits for rapidly responding to the business needs of an organization.

By attending Software-Defined Networking (SDN) workshop, Participants will learn to:

  • Optimize the network and applications with SDN
  • Choose the right SDN technology for an organization
  • Compare and contrast VMware NSX, Microsoft Hyper-V, Cisco ACI and OpenFlow to select the appropriate technology for an organization
  • Utilize Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) for multi-layer applications
  • Configure networks from a central controller



The role of SDN in data center, cloud and hybrid solutions

  • Demystifying SDN concepts and evolution
  • Analyzing current environments for implementing SDN

Cost and administrative savings

  • Responding faster to change requests
  • Lowering network management overhead (OPEX)
  • Decreasing capital costs (CAPEX) with commodity hardware

Selecting SDN starting points for your organization

  • Choosing virtual-only or physical implementations
  • Extending SDN outside of the data center

Assessing applications for optimization

  • Scaling networks for applications
  • Interconnecting applications for business needs

Analyzing basic SDN concepts

  • Connecting applications with data flows
  • Controlling physical and virtual SDN switches

Working with centralized controllers

  • Moving the control plane to centralized controllers
  • Configuring northbound policy and routing
  • Managing southbound switch controls

Speeding up application deployment

  • Deploying applications rapidly
  • Ensuring application and VM firewall security

Contrasting OpenFlow networks to traditional networks

  • Basing SDN technologies on OpenFlow concepts
  • Combining OpenFlow components

Simplifying VM management

  • Setting up networks for multi-VM deployments
  • Re-provisioning the virtual network infrastructure

Achieving independence from network hardware

  • Encapsulating traffic between hypervisors
  • Lowering costs with commodity switches

Setting up VMware NSX

  • Provisioning your entire data center from a single console
  • Tunneling traffic with VXLAN overlays
  • Achieving fault tolerance with NSX controller clusters
  • Controlling multi-vendor environments with NSX

Creating network overlays in Microsoft Hyper-V

  • Overlaying tunnels with NVGRE
  • Utilizing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) to establish multi-tenant overlays
  • Rapidly deploying application clusters with templates

Provisioning Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

  • Viewing SDN the "Cisco way"
  • Defining application network profiles
  • Controlling the network with Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)
  • Structuring your network with Group-Based Policies (GBP)

Connecting to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Working with filtering and limits in public clouds
  • Choosing the right Amazon network option
  • Interacting with the Amazon network controller

Establishing multi-tier cloud applications

  • Managing multi-tier applications in VPC
  • Separating traffic in public and private subnets

Troubleshooting common issues

  • Keeping management network traffic outside of SDN
  • Identifying flows to discover network issues
  • Creating firewall rules at the VM and flow level

Capturing overlay traffic

  • Utilizing Wireshark in an SDN environment
  • Mirroring SDN flows for analyzing traffic

Encarta Labs Advantage

  • One Stop Corporate Training Solution Providers for over 3,500 Modules on a variety of subjects
  • All courses are delivered by Industry Veterans
  • Get jumpstarted from newbie to production ready in a matter of few days
  • Trained more than 20,000 corporate candidates across india and abroad
  • All our trainings are conducted in workshop mode with more focus on hands On

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