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Software defined Networking Essentials Training
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Software defined Networking Essentials Training

Your complete guide to mastery in Software defined Networking Essentials!

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KnowledgeHut brings you an interactive and comprehensive course that familiarises you with the wonderful technology that is software defined networking. As more and more of hardware and network controls become directly programmable, the demand for professionals with software defined networking skills is increasing. The SDN architecture has several advantages and in order to stay relevant in the IT field, it is prudent to be aware of this dynamic, and cost effective architecture.

This 4 -day workshop on Software defined Networking Essentials first familiarises you with OpenStack Single Node KVM. The first two days of the workshop are dedicated to helping participants understand and work with Openstack components. You will be able to deploy a private cloud on Ubuntu server using Openstack and integrate with KVM (both running on single server).

Once your OpenStack concepts are cleared you will proceed to learn about Software defined Networking Essentials and such concepts as GRE networks, virtual routers, software defined gateway for internet access for virtual machines in OpenStack cloud and other fundamentals that will help you deploy software VPN appliances on private cloud. With 60% lab work, this course has been designed to help you get full practical understanding of software defined networking that will make you job and industry ready.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a Course Completion Certificate from KnowledgeHut.

What you will learn:
  • Fundamentals of OpenStack
  • Designing and deploying OpenStack networking system
  • How to design complex but highly configurable networks
  • To perform OpenStack operations
  • Testing private cloud
  • Fundamentals of Software defined networking
  • How to setup and administer a software defined network
  • How to maintain an SDN deployment in a virtual networking environment
  • Understand the OpenSwitch, OpenFlow, and OpenStack platforms
  • How to deploy virtual cloud and connect data centres
You will also get :
  • 1 KnowledgeHut credit per hour of learning
  • Comprehensive, downloadable courseware
  • In-depth case studies for better retention
  • Hands on lab exercises

Key Features

4 day workshop conducted by industry experts
60% lab work on Software defined Networking Essentials
Learn how to efficiently manage network services
Course completion certificate will be provided
Downloadable e-book
Enhance your job prospects by completing this course


  • Module 1: OpenStack Eco-System Overview
    • Openstack - Architectural Overview
    • Openstack – Versions
    • Openstack - Terminologies (Keystone, Glance, Nova, Cinder, Neutron, Horizon)
    • Openstack - Implementation Types
  • Module 2: Openstack Installation Module(Hands on lab by Students)
    • Deployment Planning for Openstack
    • Ubuntu Server Installation
    • Network and Disk Partitioning on Linux
    • NTP Server Installation and Configuration
    • My-Sql Installation and Configuration
  • Module 3: Openstack Keystone Module(Theory & Hands on lab by Students)
    • Keystone -An Overview
    • Role of Keystone in OpenStack
    • RabbitMQ Installation
    • Keystone Install and configure
    • Create Keystone users ,tenants, and roles
  • Module 4: Openstack Glance Module(Theory & Hands on lab by Students)
    • Glance -An Overview
    • Role of Glance in OpenStack
    • Glance Installation and configuration
    • Role of Glance images
    • How to import images and types of images
  • Module 5: Installing Cinder Module(Theory Hands on lab by Students)
    • Cinder -An Overview
    • Role of Cinder in OpenStack
    • Cinder Installation and configuration
    • Creating Cinder services
  • Module 6: Installing Neutron services (Theory Hands on lab by Students)
    • Neutron -An Overview
    • Role of Neutron in Open
    • Neutron Installation and configuration
    • Creating Neutron services
  • Module 7: Installing Nova services (Theory Hands on lab by Students)
    • OpenStack Nova -An Overview
    • Role of Nova Compute ( KVM,Xenetc)
    • Nova and KVM Hypervisor Installation and configuration
    • Creating Nova compute services
  • Module 8: Installing Horizon Module (Theory Hands on lab by Students)
    • Horizon -An Overview
    • Role of Horizon in OpenStack
    • Horizon Installation
    • Horizon Configuration
  • Module 9:Test your Private cloud(Hands on lab by Students)
    • Lab 12: Create Projects and Users
    • Lab 13: Create Security Groups & Key pairs
    • Lab 14: Create Networks, Routers and Floating IP
    • Lab 15: Launch an instance & Allocate floating IP
    • Lab 16: Take a remote session of your instance
    • Lab 17: Create a cinder volume & attach to your instance
    • Lab 18: Other administrative tasks.

Module 1 : Physical Networking Foundation

  • Physical Networking – An overview
  • Seven layers of networking
  • Networking components/Functions overview-
    • Network Adapters
    • Switches
    • Routers
    • Firewall
    • Load Balancers
  • Networking Protocols Overview
    • Virtual Lan
    • Virtual Extensible LAN
    • Generic Routing Encapsulation

Module 2 : Virtual Networking Foundation

  • Virtual Switch -An overview
  • Proprietary and opensource vSwitch
  • How virtual networking works ?
  • Lab 01 : Creating vSwitch in VMware ESXi 6.0

Module 3 : SDN Foundation

  • Demystify SDN
  • SDN Architecture
  • Characteristics of SDN
  • Network function virtualization and SDN
  • SDN product overview ( Opendaylight, OpenContrail,NSX,etc)

Module 4 : SDN Lab ( performed by Students )

  • Create virtual networks
  • Create virtual routers
  • Create virtual firewall
  • Create virtual load balancers

Module 5 : OpenFlow foundation ( Theory)

  • Openflow – An overview
  • Openflow Components
  • Openflow control plane
  • Openflow Data plane
  • Openflow protocols

Module 6 : Openswitch-understand and build from source code

  • OVS overview
  • OVS components ( OVSdb, OVS kernel module, ovs)
  • OVS types ( software only, Hardware based,OVS hybrid switch)
  • Lab 01 : Building OVS from source code ( Hands on lab by students)

Module 7 : OpenStack Neutron deep dive

  • Neutron overview
  • Neutron Agents ( DHCP,L3, LbaaS, FWaaS,OVS agent)
  • Neutron and OVS integration ( Hands on lab by students)
  • Lab 03 : Neutron Behind the scenes : Packet flow with GRE and VXLAN - ( Hands on lab by students)

Module 8 : Deploying software VPN and connecting 2 Virtual Private cloud

  • Deploy two Virtual private cloud ( 1 per data centre)
  • Deploy software VPN appliances and configure on both data centre
  • Secure the connection between two data centres

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Frequently Asked Questions

Participants are expected to be familiar with Linux basics (working with file and directories).

Organizations are increasingly looking at open, programmable networks for common functions such as traffic engineering, virtualizations, cloud computing, security etc. This is where SDN comes in. It is directly programmable, agile, centrally managed, and supports open standards. These features make it extremely popular and the demand for SDN experts is on the rise.

We understand this and hence bring you a full-fledged course that will you master the fundamental skills of SDN and how to configure and maintain networks with it. This highly interactive course has more than 60% lab work and will give you complete mastery on software defined networking essentials. The course also touches upon OpenStack fundamentals since learning OpenStack is a prerequisite for learning software defied networking.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a Course Completion Certificate from KnowledgeHut institute with Credits (1 credit per hour of training).

Any registration cancelled within 48 hours of the initial registration will be refunded in FULL (please note that all cancellations will incur a 5% deduction in the refunded amount due to transactional costs applicable while refunding) Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of written request for refund. Kindly go through our Refund Policy for more details:

Virtual and face-to-face classes are held on both weekdays and weekends. You can check available schedules and choose the batch timings which are convenient for you. If you are in a time crunch, virtual classes may work better for you.

Your instructor-led live virtual classes will be held online, and you have the flexibility of attending from anywhere. All you need is a windows computer with good internet connection to attend your classes online. A headset with microphone is recommended.

You may also attend these classes from your smart phone or tablet.

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Targeted for Cloud Solution architects, window server administrators, Unix/Linux administrators, Storage admins, network administrators, and Virtualization administrators.

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