Introduction to Open Source Networking Technologies (LFS165)

Learn technical fundamentals needed to adopt SDN, NFV, disaggregation, orchestration, network automation, and modern networking. Discover use cases and technical options for open networking. Plus: learn more about The Linux Foundation networking projects.

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Course Overview

Explore open source networking projects, from The Linux Foundation and beyond, that are shaping the future of networking and telecoms.

Designed for open source enthusiasts, university students, network architects and engineers, security architects and engineers, and systems engineers, this course offers a great introduction to open source networking.

This course covers the open networking stack from top to bottom; starting from networking hardware disaggregation and modern 100G and 400G switches, through network operating systems, network controllers, virtualization, and orchestration.

Develop an understanding of the use cases and technical options for modern open networking in enterprises, service providers, and cloud providers. Become familiar with the following open source networking projects and their use cases:

  • Open Compute Project, ONIE, Akraino
  • FD.io, OVS, IO Visor, DPDK, Open Dataplane, P4
  • OpenSwitch , Open Network Linux , FRR, DANOS, SONIC, FBOSS
  • OpenDayLight, Tungsten Fabric (OpenContrail) , ONOS, CORD, Open Security Controller
  • ONAP, OPNFV
  • PNDA, SNAS

Some chapters of the course include a special “Knowledge Bridge” section to map the techniques of traditional networking people to the new topics being covered in the chapter.

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You’ll learn:

  • The software-defined and open source networking landscape
  • How networking hardware is being disaggregated
  • Open network operating systems (NOS) and how they run on different networking hardware
  • Ways to automate networking tasks
  • How software-defined network (SDN) controllers manage underlay networks
  • Network function virtualization and how it can help reduce the complexity of today’s data center environments
  • Orchestration tools that can build a bridge between applications and networking

Course Outline

Welcome!
Chapter 1. Introduction to Open Source Networking
Chapter 2. Open Source and Software Defined Networking Landscape
Chapter 3. Disaggregated Hardware
Chapter 4. IO Abstraction and Datapath
Chapter 5. Network Operating Systems
Chapter 6. Network Control
Chapter 7. Orchestration and Virtual Management
Chapter 8. Network Virtualization
Chapter 9. Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
Chapter 10. Network Automation
Chapter 11. Network Data Analytics
Chapter 12. Summary
Final Exam

Prerequisites

No prerequisites.

At a Glance

Delivery Method

Self-Paced Online (Virtual)

Includes

  • 40 hours of Course Material
  • Video Content
  • Discussion Forums
  • Unlimited Access to Online Course
  • Optional Paid Certificate of Completion

Experience Level

   Beginner

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