Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is gaining increasing traction in the industry based on the promise of reducing both CAPEX and OPEX using COTS hardware. NFV decouples the network functions such as NAT, Firewall, DPI, IPS/IDS, WAAS, SBC, RR etc from proprietary hardware appliances, so they can run in software. It utilizes standard IT virtualization technologies that run on high-volume service, switch and storage hardware to virtualize network functions. It involves the implementation of network functions in software that can run on a range of industry standard server hardware, and that can be moved to, or instantiated in, various locations in the network as required, without the need for installation of new equipment.
In this 2-Day NFV bootcamp targeted for Service Providers, we understand the cloud computing principles and motivation for service provider clouds, different service models that can be offered. We discuss the popular openstack software being used by big SPs across the world for building NFV Infrastructure. We understand the key Linux networking concepts and other vendor technologies including Cisco VTS and ACI that help to achieve network virtualization in service provider clouds. We perform hands-on lab to understand the concepts. We understand the NFV MANO architecture, components involved, TOSCA specifications, Network service descriptors. We perform hands-on Lab using openstack tacker for launching VNFs, re-spwan in case of VNF failure etc to understand the MANO. We finally do the case study of CORD (Service Provider Central Office Re-architected as Data Center) design to understand the terminology and implement virtual subscriber gateway use-case.
- NFV Foundations Workshop
- Prior knowledge of networking fundamentals, TCP/IP
- Technical Leaders/Managers
- Software Engineers (Dev/Test)
- Network Support 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 or Mac or Linux)
- Internet Access to Lab setup on Cloud
- SSH connectivity to Lab VM