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Apr
19

“I’m not dead yet” _and other observations on ONS 2017_ So after attending ONS 2017 and listening to the various keynotes and sessions, I came away with a few impressions, which I list below in no particular order. Apologies to Monty Python and any others whom I may have plagiarized or insulted. __”I’m not dead … Continue reading ““I’m not dead yet” _and other observations on ONS 2017_”

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Chuck Black
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Feb
3

SDN Essentials has always prided itself of being a place where people can go to for educating themselves in all things networking and SDN related. Having started operations in 2014, we rapidly cemented that vision. By working with many of the vendors that offer SDN solutions, as well as standards organizations, we positioned ourselves to … Continue reading “Education in review – 2016”

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Marco Alves
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Nov
13

BGPaaS Overview: Juniper has provided a new feature to use BGP as a service in Contrail Cloud 3.0 as referred on Juniper-Techpubs-BGPaaS: https://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/contrail3.0/topics/concept/bgp-as-a-service-overview.html   With this feature if a VNF VM have a capability to support BGP then it can do BGP peering with vRouter-agent/controller and can advertise routes into the VRF instance.   When … Continue reading “BGP as a Service (BGPaaS) Feature in Contrail Cloud 3.0”

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Nawaz Maqbool
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Sep
22

Doug Marschke is an engineering graduate from the University of Michigan and founder of SDN Essentials. He has also authored several books including “SDN: Anatomy of OpenFlow, JUNOS Enterprise Routing” and “JUNOS Enterprise Switching.” Doug currently spends his time working with both service providers and enterprises to optimize their IP networks for better performance, cost … Continue reading “SDN Essentials’ Doug Marschke Interview: The SDN Revolution”

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Doug
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Sep
15

When data is sent from one VM to the other VM in Contrail Cloud, it is important to understand what path the data packet traverses from source to destination. Today we will analyze the path, a data packet takes in a contrail environment.   Version used in this document is contrail 3.0:   root@cst:~# openstack … Continue reading “A Packet’s walk-through in Contrail Cloud”

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Nawaz Maqbool
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Jun
10

SDN Essentials adds two OpenDaylight courses and a YANG/Netconf class to its SDN training portfolio through a partnership with Inocybe Technologies.   SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) JUNE 08, 2016   SDN Essentials is pleased to expand its SDN training portfolio with the addition of three new courses, OpenDaylight Fundamentals, OpenDaylight Bootcamp and YANG/Netconf. Offered in … Continue reading “SDN Essentials Introduces OpenDaylight and YANG/Netconf Training in Partnership with Inocybe Technologies”

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Doug
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Apr
19

Contrail 3.0 has been released! There are a number of really cool new features available in the latest full version of Contrail.

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Chris Jones
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Apr
19

This week’s bleeding edge task was to configure EVPN for a customer over an IP fabric made up of QFX5100s. Unfortunately, EVPN-MPLS which is what most people are familiar with is not supported on the QFX. Instead, we have to use VXLAN for the data plane encapsulation. This is where the fun begins.  

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Chris Jones
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