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Introduction to Open Source Networking Technologies (LFS165x)

Learn technical fundamentals needed to adopt software-defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), disaggregation, orchestration, network automation, and modern networking in this free course. You will also discover use cases and technical options for open networking.

Who Is It For

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.
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What You’ll Learn

In this course you will learn about the software-defined and open source networking landscape. This includes how networking hardware is being disaggregated, what open network operating systems (NOS) are and how they run on different networking hardware, ways to automate networking tasks, how SDN controllers manage underlay networks, what NFV is 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, and more.
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What It Prepares You For

By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of the use cases and technical options for modern open networking in enterprises, service providers, and cloud providers. You will be familiar with major open source networking projects and their use cases including, Open Compute Project, ONIE, Akraino,, 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, and SNAS.
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Course Outline
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

There are no prerequisites for this course.
Sep 2023
It was a very detailed and "eye-opening" course.
Jan 2023
A very good overview of open network technologies.
Nov 2022
Everything is explained in simple, understandable language.
Jun 2022
Very detailed course, and a very nice job on the videos and demos.
Jun 2022
Learned about a lot of new products, and ways of solving problems.