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Definitive network virtualization

A 2 day
training course

Network virtualization training course description

This course covers network virtualization. It has been designed to enable network engineers to recognise and handle the requirements of networking Virtual Machines. Both internal and external network virtualization is covered along with the technologies used to map overlay networks on to the physical infrastructure. Hands on sessions are used to reinforce the theory rather than teach specific manufacturer implementations.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Evaluate network virtualization implementations and technologies.
  • Connect Virtual Machines with virtual switches.
  • Explain how overlay networks operate.
  • Describe the technologies in overlay networks.

Network virtualization training course details

Who will benefit:
Engineers networking virtual machines.
Introduction to virtualization.
2 days

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. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.

Customer rating:

This is a new course

Overall reviews

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S. Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M. London Internet Exchange

Network virtualization training course contents

Virtualization review
Hypervisors, VMs, containers, migration issues, Data Centre network design. TOR and spine switches. VM IP addressing and MAC addresses.
Hands on: VM network configuration

Network virtualization
What is network virtualization, internal virtual networks, external virtual networks. Wireless network virtualization: spectrum, infrastructure, air interface. Implementations: Open vSwitch, NSX, Cisco, others.
Hands on: VM communication over the network.

Single host network virtualization
NICs, vNICs, resource allocation, vSwitches, tables, packet walks. vRouters.
Hands on: vSwitch configuration, MAC and ARP tables.

Container networks
Single host, network modes: Bridge, host, container, none.
Hands on: Docker networking.

Multi host network virtualization
Access control, path isolation, controllers, overlay networks. L2 extensions. NSX manager. OpenStack neutron. Packet walks. Distributed logical firewalls. Load balancing.
Hands on: Creating, configuring and using a distributed vSwitch.

Mapping virtual to physical networks
VXLAN, VTEP, VXLAN encapsulation, controllers, multicasts and VXLAN. VRF lite, GRE, MPLS VPN, 802.1x.
Hands on: VXLAN configuration.

vCenter, vagrant, OpenStack, Kubernetes, scheduling, service discovery, load balancing, plugins, CNI, Kubernetes architecture.
Hands on: Kubernetes networking.

Performance, NFV, automation. Monitoring in virtual networks.

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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