Software Defined Networking (SDN) Foundations

Course Description

This workshop is intended to provide technical guidance to learn basics for network programming and use the knowledge to design, and deveop Cisco SD-WAN network automation requirements. You will learn how to integrate programmability and automation in the Cisco-powered Enterprise, Campus, and Wide Area Networks using SD-WAN.

It enables the participants to explore all the programmability options available with Cisco SD-WAN. You will learn the vManage REST APIs initially using Postman and then using Python code and Ansible. Next, you will learn configuring advanced policies on the vSmart controllers that govern how SD-WAN fabric forwards traffic. Finally, you will explore how to perform a variety of miscellaneous actions, such as collecting dashboard/control statistics, performing complex data queries, alarm management and administering the overall SD-WAN solution. The participants will be taken through the Cisco Cloud-Native WAN (CN-WAN) project as a case study to understand and appreciate how various concepts learnt earlier are applied. When you are finished with this course, you will have the foundational skills and knowledge of SD-WAN automation needed to deploy and manage carrier-grade SD-WAN deployments.

Labs Covered

  • SDN Infrastructure – Building SDN Topologies
  • SDN Controllers – ODL
  • SDN API analysis with Postman Client
  • SDN Programmability and Automation with REST APIs
  • Netconf

Pre-Requisites

  • SDN Infrastructure – Building SDN Topologies
  • SDN Controllers – ODL
  • SDN API analysis with Postman Client
  • SDN Programmability and Automation with REST APIs
  • Netconf

Target Audience

Technical Leaders/Managers Software Engineers (Dev/Test) Network Support Engineers/DevOps Engineers
Technical Marketing Engineers Network Administrators/Engineers Sales/Systems Engineers

Information on Hands-on Labs

Participants need to have the below requirements to be able to do hands-on exercises.

  • Modern Laptop computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux)
  • Internet Access to Lab setup on Cloud
  • SSH connectivity to Lab VM

Pricing

$600.00