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Essential NFV  |    A 2 day training course

NFV training course description

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) brings many benefits, this training course cuts through the hype and looks at the technology, architecture and products available for NFV.

What will you learn
  • Explain how NFV works.
  • Describe the architecture of NFV.
  • Explain the relationship between NFV and SDN.
  • Recognise the impact NFV will have on existing networks.
NFV training course details

NFV training course content

  • Introduction
  • What is NfV? What are network Functions? NfV benefits, NfV market drivers. ETSI NfV framework.

  • Virtualization review
  • Server, storage and network virtualization and NfV. Virtual machines, containers and docker. Data centres, clouds, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS.

  • Virtualization of Network Functions
  • Network virtualization versus Network Function virtualization.

  • ETSI NfV architecture
  • ETSI documents, Architecture overview, compute domain, hypervisor domain, infrastructure network domain.

  • IETF and NfV
  • Creating services, Service Functions, Service Function Chaining. SPRING and source packet routing. YANG and NetConf. RESTCONF. VLANs, VPNs, VXLAN.

  • MANO
  • Management and Orchestration. OpenStack, OpenDaylight PaaS and NfV. The VNF domain. Service graphs, MANO descriptors, Open orchestration.

  • The virtualization layer
  • VM centric model, containers versus hypervisors, FD.io.

  • Summary
  • Deploying NfV, performance, testing. Futures.

Learning path



Based on customer ratings

D. R. - Selex ES

"Good mix of theory and practice."

R.T. - Network Rail

"Excellent instructor, very easy to understand and presented the course in a relaxed and informative manner."

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.