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Introduction to SDN & OpenFlow

This course begins with a general introduction to Software Defined Networks, including discussion of control planes and data planes, APIs, logical layers, types of SDN networks, and more. Students will spend 15+ hours delving into real-world implementation and deployment of OpenFlow, an SDN standard that allows a remote controller to interact with the forwarding plane of a network switch or router over the network, making it easy to deploy innovative routing and switching protocols in a network.
Learn how having complete transparency into setting up a flow gives you new insights as to how networking can change. Starting with basic tunneling, or traffic engineering, and then advancing to setting up multiple group tables, and tuning flow priorities and flow aging. You will gain hands on the tools and tricks needed to quickly deploy SDN.

Jasson Casey is the founder and executive director of Flowgrammable. With more than 15 years' experience in the telecommunications industry, Jasson is currently a research associate with the Open Networking Foundation, a PhD candidate at Texas A&M University, and a research affiliate with the Center for Secure Information Systems at George Mason University. Jasson's PhD research formed the basis for the Flowgrammable OpenFlow stack.



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