Course Description

Official Linux Foundation™ Course

SDN (Software Defined Networking) abstracts networking infrastructure away from the actual physical equipment. This allows network system administrators to maintain the networking environment across multiple vendors and hardware, and operating systems and versions.

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

Software Defined Networking with OpenDaylight discusses:

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

After completing this intensive one-day 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.

As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be course manual will be provided.

Those who attend the entire course will receive a digital Certificate of Course Completion from the Linux Foundation™.



1 Day (intensive)


Target Audience

This course is for experienced network administrators either migrating to SDN and/or OpenDaylight, as well as those who are already deploying it, who want to understand the principles and methods upon which it is built.


Course Prerequisites

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.


Suggested Follow on Courses

There are a number of options. Please contact us for further information.


Course Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Software Defined Networking – History and Evolution
  3. Open vSwitch **
  4. Simulation and Observation
  5. Software Defined Networking
  6. Network Programmability
  7. openFLOW
  8. Network Virtualization and multi-tenancy
  9. Introduction to OpenDaylight
  10. OpenDaylight Southbound API
  11. OpenDaylight Northbound API
  12. Observing and Debugging OpenDaylight
  13. Writing an Application using OpenDaylight



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