Software Defined Networking with OpenDaylight (LFS465)

This two day course is a condensed and intensive version of our soon to be offered full four-day class.

SDN (Software Defined Networking) abstracts networking infrastructure away from the actual physical equipment. This allows network system administrators to maintain the networking environment across mulitple vendors and hardware, and operating systems and versions. This course is designed to provide Developers and advanced Network Engineers exposure to modeling in Open Source Software Defined Networking (SDN). We first discuss the context of SDN components then progress to show the code created through modeling in OpenDaylight. This course concludes by writing an application from scratch.

OpenDaylight is an open networking platform that enables SDN and constructs a solid foundation for NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) for all network sizes.

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Course Overview

Software Defined Networking with OpenDaylight discusses:

  • SDN
  • OpenDaylight
  • Tools such as mininet and wireshark
  • Applications using OpenDaylight APIs

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After completing the course, students will:

  • Have a solid understanding of SDN and the protocols, tools and methods used.
  • Understand the openDayLight SDN controller with its APIs and how it fits into SDN.
  • Write applications on-top of the OpenDaylight APIs.
  • Gained understanding of the tools to simulate and debug network topologies.


2/25/2019 - 2/26/2019
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Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    • Objectives and Goals
    • Audience
    • The Linux Foundation
    • Linux Foundation Training Offerings
    • Linux Distributions
    • Course Procedures
    • Course Registration
    • Labs
  2. Software Defined Networking
    • Linux Networking and SDN
    • Networking Primer
    • Data and Control Plane in SDN
    • Networking components in SDN
    • Networking components in SDN
    • Labs
  3. Open vSwitch **
    • Introduction
    • Open vSwitch components
    • Open vSwitch installation
    • Using Open vSwitch
    • Labs **
  4. Simulation and Observation
    • Objectives
    • Mininet
    • Mininet Command Line
    • Mininet Python API
    • Installation and Set Up of Mininet
    • Wireshark
    • Installation and Set Up of Wireshark
  5. SDN – History and Evolution
    • Early Networking
    • Datacenters and Network Operation
    • Evolution of Network Programmability
    • Labs
  6. Network Programmability
    • SNMP
    • YANG
    • Labs
  7. OpenFlow
    • Introduction
    • OpenFlow Basics and Versions
    • OpenFlow Protocol
  8. Network Virtualization and Multi-tenancy
    • Virtualization in the Datacenter and in the Network
    • Multi-Tenancy
    • OF-Config
    • Labs
  9. Introduction to OpenDaylight
    • The OpenDaylight Project
    • Components of OpenDaylight
    • Project resources
    • labs
  10. YANG
    • YANG
    • yangtools
    • YANG to Java mapping
    • YANG in OpenDaylight
    • YANGUI
    • Labs
  11. Apache Karaf – the OSGi container
    • OSGi
    • Apache Karaf Project
    • OpenDaylight and Karaf
    • Using Karaf
    • Karaf settings for OpenDaylight
    • Labs
  12. OpenDaylight Controller and MD-SAL
    • How the controller evolved
    • MD-SAL
    • Brokers and RPC-Calls
    • The Datastore
    • Clustering MD-SAL
    • Plugin Development Workflow
    • Development environment setup
    • Labs
  13. Eclipse Setup and Importing OpenDaylight
    • Eclipse
    • Labs
  14. Observing and Logging OpenDaylight
    • Observing
    • Logging
    • Debugging
    • Labs
  15. Writing an Application using OpenDaylight
    • Labs


This course is designed to provide Developers and advanced Network Engineers exposure to modeling in Open Source Software Defined Networking (SDN). Students should have a good grasp of typical scalability and system administration issues frequently encountered in enterprise environments. They should also be well­ versed in Linux command line usage, shell scripting and text file editing.

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Delivery Method

Live Online (Virtual)

Delivery Method

Live (Classroom)


  • 2 days of Instructor-led class time
  • Hands-on Labs & Assignments
  • Resources & Course Manual
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Free Chromebook

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