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Practical SDN and OpenFlow Fundamentals

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Over 8.5 Hours of Content!

A practical, hands-on, real world approach to learning and implementing SDN and OpenFlow.

Create a $5 OpenFlow switch and integrate with SDN Controllers


See SDN and OpenFlow in action. Learn SDN and OpenFlow practically. You can set up everything shown here on your laptop using free or demo software.

Learn all tiers of the SDN Architecture:

#1 Applications - Wireshark, Bash scripts, FlowMaker, HP Network Protector, HP Network Visualizer, HP Network Optimizer

# 2 Controllers - Learn OpenDaylight (ODL), ONOS, RYU, Floodlight and the HP/HPE VAN SDN Controllers.

# 3 OpenFlow Infrastructure - Mininet switches (Open vSwitch)

Wireshark: Capture OpenFlow messages using both Linux and Windows based Wireshark.

Update 7: June 2016: Zodiac FX OpenFlow switch

* Cool 4 port OpenFlow switch from Northbound Networks course content added.

* Program a hardware OpenFlow switch with an SDN Controller and SDN app.

* New videos demonstrating the Microsoft Skype for Business SDN API integrated with an SDN controller for automatic Quality of Service classification.

Update 5: January 2016: Big Switch Floodlight now added to the course

* This is the 5th controller that you will learn about (ODL, ONOS, RYU, HP VAN and now Floodlight)

Update 4: January 2016: Learn how to turn a Raspberry Pi into an OpenFlow switch

* Create a $5 OpenFlow switch and integrate with SDN Controllers

* Full demo & instructions on how to setup a Pi Zero or other Pi with OpenFlow

Update 2: November 2015: Based on feedback, additional videos discussing the installation of apps on the HP controller have been added:

* Install HP Controller

* Troubleshoot browser issues

* Install FlowMaker on HP Controller

* Troubleshoot app install issues

Update 1: October 2015: Additional videos added to the course discussing:

* Do you need to replace switches to use SDN?

* Do you need to run OpenFlow everywhere in your network?

* How does OpenFlow and Spanning Tree interact?

* Does a single controller manage the entire network?


Make sure to check out SDxCentral for the latest news on SDN & Openflow


Your GNS3 Academy Instructor


David Bombal
David Bombal

David Bombal (CCIE #11023 Emeritus) passed his Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching exam in January 2003. David has the highest rated and most popular course in the GNS3 Academy: SDN and OpenFlow Introduction.

David's software tools and training have been downloaded +100,000 times. Many thousands of engineers like you use his tools and training on a regular basis.

David has developed over 20 courses for HP which are used worldwide. These include multiple SDN courses and HP ASE certification courses (4 day Instructor led training).

David's YouTube videos have been viewed +1 million times.

David has been training Cisco and networking courses for 15+ years and has delivered instructor led courses in various countries around the world covering a wide range of Cisco topics from CCNA to CCIE.

He has also personally developed Cisco engineer utilities such as the VPN Config Generator, software, training materials, EBooks, videos and other products which are used throughout the world.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ConfigTerm/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidbombal

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/davidbombal



GNS3 Academy Curriculum


  Introductory Course: Welcome
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  SDN for Real!
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  OpenFlow Messages
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  Security Issues
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  Thank you
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Courses Included with Purchase



Cumulus Linux Fundamentals, plus Ansible automation
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Pica8 white box switching fundamentals
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Original Price: $58


Frequently Asked Questions


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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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"This course is really useful and helpful. it helped me a lot to get involved with SDN. the course covered most of things about SDN. The explanation is clear and understandable. thank you David and I am waiting the deep dive course.!"

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