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OpenStack for NFV and SDN

A 3 day
training course
**Due to the current COVID-19 isolation rules all our courses are being delivered via virtual instructor led learning until further notice**

OpenStack for NFV and SDN training course description

OpenStack is predominately a cloud management technology. This course looks at how OpenStack can be used in a NFV and SDN environment.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Describe the architecture of NFV.
  • Explain the relationship between NFV and SDN.
  • Implement NFV VIM using OpenStack.
  • Explain how OpenStack as VNFM and orchestrator works.

OpenStack for NFV and SDN training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone wishing to implement NFV using OpenStack.
Introduction to Virtualization
3 day

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning.

Customer rating:

This is a new course

Overall reviews

"Course instructor knew the subject very well and answered all technical questions in an easy to understand manner. Excellent instructor! "
K. B. Dover Harbour Board
"Good content, good lecture, good venue. "
S. C. QuinetiQ

OpenStack for NFV and SDN training course contents

What is NFV?
What is NFV? What are network Functions? NFV benefits, NFV market drivers. ETSI NFV framework. ETSI documents, Architecture overview, compute domain, hypervisor domain, infrastructure network domain.

What is OpenStack?
Virtual machines, clouds, management. OpenStack architecture, OpenStack modules. Why OpenStack for NFV?
Hands on: OpenStack installation.

OpenStack Virtualization and NFV
Server, storage and network virtualization and NFV. Where OpenStack fits in the ETSI framework. Virtual machines, containers and docker. Data centres, clouds, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS.
Hands on: OpenStack Iaas, OpenStack Nova.

The virtualization layer
VM centric model, containers versus hypervisors, FD.io.
Hands on: OpenStack as the VIM.

OpenStack Neutron
VXLAN, Networks, subnets, ports. Security groups. Routers. Service and component hierarchy.
Hands on: Implementing a virtual network with OpenStack Neutron.

Virtualization of Network Functions
Network virtualization versus Network Function virtualization.

Management and Orchestration. Where OpenStack fits. MANO descriptors, Open orchestration. OpenStack Tacker, Open MANO, OpenBaton, other orchestrators.

OpenStack Tacker
Installation, getting started, configuration. SFC and OpenStack.
Hands on: Deploying a VNF.

What is OPNFV, Where OpenStack fits into OPNFV.

What is SDN? Control and data planes. SDN controllers. Classic SDN versus real SDN. Hybrid SDN, network automation, SDN with overlays. Northbound, southbound, SDN protocols, OpenFlow, OpenDaylight, ONOS, SDN with NFV. SDN and OpenStack

Deploying NFV, performance, testing. Futures.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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