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OpenStack for NFV and SDN  |    A 3 day   hands on   training course

OpenStack for NFV and SDN course description

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

What will you learn
  • 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 course details

OpenStack for NFV and SDN course content

  • 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.

  • SDN
  • 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.

  • Summary
  • Deploying NFV, performance, testing. Futures

Learning path


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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.