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Labs on cloud

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Web Forums

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Software Defined Networking


SDN Training introduces software defined networking, an emerging paradigm in computer networking that allows a logically centralized software program to control the behaviour of an entire network.

Separating a network's control logic from the underlying physical routers and switches that forward traffic allows network operators to write high-level control programs that specify the behaviour of an entire network, in contrast to conventional networks, whereby network operators must codify functionality in terms of low-level device configuration.

Logically centralized network control makes it possible for operators to specify more complex tasks that involve integrating many disjoint network functions (e.g., security, resource control, prioritization) into a single control framework, allowing network operators to create more sophisticated policies, and making network configurations easier to configure, manage, troubleshoot, and debug.

Course Highlights

This 4 days (Weekdays - 6hrs.) OR 4-weeks (Sunday/Saturday – 6hrs.) instructor led SDN course is designed to provide professionals with extensive networking knowledge to accomplish their day to day job and SDN certifications. The key to a high success rate is based on the program’s objectives as follows:

  • Course contents are based on SDN guidelines
  • Dedicated Monitoring to evaluate candidates’ progress
  • Extensive hands-on lab exercises
  • Regular evaluation
  • Industry Experienced Certified instructors
  • This module is designed to meet the objective of the SDN program.
  • The course is customized keeping in mind the ultimate aim of achieving technology expertise and SDN certification.
  • Assigned project manager will manage this program and drive the program from its registration stage to monitoring and tracking of the candidates’ performance.
  • The Instructor-led certified course is designed for the SDN candidates with an aim to build theoretical knowledge supplemented by ample hands-on lab exercises.
  • 4 week or 4 days, of intensive training.
  • Courseware includes course kits and other reference material to enable students to prepare for SDN certification exams.
  • Optimal balance of theory classes and practical labs every week to ensure maximum absorption of technology by participants.
  • Customized tests at the end of course to be attempted by every participant.
  • Stringent passing standards with progress report of each participant.
  • Facility of Lab on cloud available.(based on booking).
  • Repeating of lectures allowed.
Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • To select, design, analyze, implement, and evaluate effective controllers for a number of different robotics platforms and applications.
  • To design and write network security and management applications within the context of the new Software Defined Network (SDN) paradigm.
  • Students will develop knowledge of traditional switching and networks and the
  • knowledge of the evolution to SDN and benefits to companies.
  • Students will have a knowledge of the technology evolution leading to SDN, Open Flow and Open Network OS role in SDN.
  • Students will get in-depth knowledge of how SDN works as well as the OpenFlow specifications.
  • Students will understand about various SDN Controllers, Hypervisor overlays, and various Open Stack tools
Course Topics


  • Networking as is today vs SDN aspirations
  • Reality vs hype
  • What is SDN- in practical terms and how far one can go
  • SDN, who is doing what- The market landscape
  • SDN architecture, underlying protocols, south bound/north bound
  • Demo of HPE-VAN, configuration with Mininet


  • Introduction to Open source networking (routing-Quagga, Vyos, switching-OVS), OpenFlow and open source SDN controllers- OVS, Quagga, ODL , ONOS and Open Contrail- with demos
  • Deep dive into Openflow- with mininet and HPE VAN controller apps, a demo explanation
  • ODL – understanding the basic architecture and applications
  • Hands-on with ODL and mininet- Installation, basic configuration and operation


  • ONOS – understanding the basic architecture and applications
  • Hands-on with ONOS and mininet- Installation, configuration and operation
  • Introduction to Openstack, major components
  • Understanding openstack neutron and how it ties with SDN
  • Demo of Openstack and SDN integration- ODL with OS Mitaka
  • How everything ties together- SDN, NFV and Openstack




  • Deep dive into OVS and OpenFlow
  • Understanding the South bound protocols- Netconf, OVSDB, Openflow, XMPP, BGP-LS
  • Understanding North-bound protocols- REST APIs, Java
  • Deepdive into ODL
  • ODL Hands-on with real-world scenarios- Openflow and BGP-PCEP


  • ONOS Hands-on with real-world scenarios- Openflow and BGP-PCEP
  • ONOS/ODL installation in a multi-vendor scenario with Openflow support- Hands-on
  • Openstack introduction, architecture and components overview
  • Deepdive into Linux networking and Neutron


  • Integrating openstack with ODL and ONOS- Hands-on
  • Executing some common applications with Openstack orchestration
  • Service chaining and NFV, demonstration
Lab Topics

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Virtual Classroom

  • Instructor led online training is an ideal vehicle for delivering training to individuals anywhere in the world at any time.
  • This innovative approach presents live content with instructor delivering the training online.
  • Candidates will be performing labs remotely on our labs on cloud in presence of an online instructor.
  • Rstforum uses microsoft lync engine to deliver instructor led online training.
  • Advances in computer network technology, improvements in bandwidth, interactions, chat and conferencing, and realtime audio and video offers unparalleled training opportunities.
  • Instructor led online training can helps today’s busy professionals to perform their jobs and upgrade knowledge by integrating self-paced instructor led online training in their daily routines.


  • Minimum batch size required for batch is 10 participants in the this course.
  • The RST Forum reserves the right to cancel/postpone the class.
  • Course schedule will be provided before commencement of the course.
  • Certificate of participation will be awarded to participants with a minimum 90% attendance.
  • All attendees are to observe the Copyright Law on intellectual properties such as software.
  • and courseware from respective vendors.
  • The RST Forum reserves the right to include external participants in the program either for the entire course or individual courses.
  • The RST Forum reserves the right to change/alter the sequence of courses. RST FORUM published Book would be given at 50% discounted rate to the forum students.