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The OpenDaylight Bootcamp covers the critical skills needed to deploy an OpenDaylight-based solution. Training is conducted in a small classroom setting. Students will each be provided with a secure demo/test OpenDaylight environment for intense, hands-on access – initially via GUI-based tools (e.g., DLUX) that leverage students’ existing knowledge, then via ssh shell and command-line interaction. We’ll cover everything: from architecture and component interaction, through configuration, deployment, tuning, common use cases and troubleshooting – complete preparation for the real-world challenges faced in OpenDaylight deployments. SDN Essentials is proud to provide OpenDaylight training in partnership with Inocybe.

Course Details

    • Duration: 2 days
    • Hours: 9am – 5pm

Target Audience

  • Systems administrators
  • Technical IT professionals

Course Objectives

  • Describe the architecture of an OpenDaylight SDN deployment
  • Define the key features of OpenDaylight
  • Identify suitable use-cases for OpenDaylight
  • Implement and use an emulated testbed environment
  • Manage authentication and authorization
  • Configure an OpenDaylight cluster
  • Mounting Netconf devices
  • Working with your first OpenFlow network
  • Be prepared for real-world deployment scenarios


  • Linux command line
  • Understanding of OpenFlow concepts
  • Understanding of Networking concepts

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ODL Bootcamp:

  • Day 1: ODL Fundamentals
    • SDN Evolution
    • Different SDN definitions that have evolved over time, different device types, different application types
    • SDN Controller Evolution
      • Early Open Source Controllers
      • OpenDaylight
    • ODL Features and Architecture
    • ODL Architectural Overview
    • ODL Southbound Protocols
    • Model-Driven Service Abstraction Layer (MD-SAL)
      • ODL Protocol Overview
    • BGP-LS / PCE-P
    • OpenFlow
      • ODL Demonstrations
    • Installation, running ODL, installing features, examining log entries
    • ODL GUI: Topology View, YANG UI
    • APIdoc/Explorer for REST APIs, Postman for REST APIs
      • ODL Labs
    • Installing ODL, running ODL, installing ODL features
    • GUI: Using OpenFlow and Mininet to view the ODL Topology
    • GUI: Examining ODL using YANG UI
    • Application: Using APIdoc/Explorer
    • Application: Using Postman
  • Day 2: ODL Development
    • ODL Protocol Details
      • NETCONF / YANG
      • BGP-LS / PCE-P
      • OpenFlow
    • SDN Application Design
      • Proactive vs Reactive applications
      • Design example (Blacklist)
      • Design labs (l2 switch, load balancer, firewall)
      • Design walkthroughs (data center overlay, network access control, traffic engineering, elephant flow offload)
    • SDN Application Development
      • Internal vs External applications
      • External, Python/REST application development
      • Internal, Java/MD-SAL application development

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