Software Defined Networking (SDN)
Understanding the Types, Terms, Protocols, Processes, and Implications of SDN Networks
By David Bombal
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: February 2017
Run time: 3 hours 51 minutes

Networking is changing. Command line interface (CLI) skills are no longer the only configuration skills you need to deploy, configure, and manage networks today. Modern routers and switches support network device APIs like REST and NETCONF that allow for automated device configuration using software.

SDN controllers centralize or extend device intelligence offering better programmatic ways to automate network configuration and forwarding tables. This is an overview course geared toward those with at least CCNA level skills who want to get ready for today's world of software defined networking, NFV, network automation, and network programmability.

  • See how different vendors (Cisco, VMware, etc.) define SDN and how this affects implementation
  • Discover how SDN changes networking paradigms and affects the role of the network engineer
  • Understand how Google, Facebook, and others use SDN
  • Learn about standards and protocols such as OpenFlow, NETCONF, VXLAN, REST API, and YANG
  • See demonstrations of ODL, ONOS, RYU, and Cisco SDN controllers
  • Learn how to build your own practice SDN network
  • Gain the ability to confidently assess the network technologies you should study going forward
David Bombal (CCIE #11023 Emeritus) has taught networking courses for over 15 years. His software tools and courses have been downloaded more than 100,000 times and his YouTube videos have been viewed more than 950,000 times. David's expertise spans technologies such as VMware NSX, Cisco APIC-EM, Open vSwitch, ODL, ONOS, OpenFlow and more. He is based in Oxford, England, where he currently serves as a senior level instructor for GNS3 Technologies.
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