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OpenDaylight fundaments is designed to address decision makers of a Software Defined Networking strategy. This 1-day training goes over current trends, projects and use cases available in the OpenDaylight ecosystem. It also goes into an in-depth comparative analysis between OpenDaylight and alternatives. After following this fundamentals class decision makers will be in a position to understand OpenDaylight’s architecture, use cases and how the SDN strategy can benefit by leveraging this Open Source project. SDN Essentials is proud to provide OpenDaylight training in partnership with Inocybe.

Course Details

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Hours: 9am – 5pm

Target Audience

  • Decision makers
  • Executive managers

Course Objectives

  • Describe the architecture of OpenDaylight
  • Identify suitable use-cases for OpenDaylight
  • Understand OpenDaylight’s market positioning
  • Estimate the return on investment
  • Evaluate the options for getting involved


  • Basic management skills
  • Understanding of networking concepts

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ODL Fundamentals:

  • Introuction
  • SDN Evolution
    • Different SDN definitions that have evolved over time.
    • Different SDN device types
    • Different SDN 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 Projects
  • ODL Protocol Details
    • BGP-LS / PCE-P
    • OpenFlow
  • ODL Application Development
    • External REST Application Development
    • Internal MD-SAL Application Development
  • ODL Demonstrations
    • Installation and Execution
    • Examining Log Entries
    • ETopology View
    • YANG UI
    • APIdoc/Explorer for REST APIs
    • Postman for REST APIs
  • ODL Labs
    • Installing ODL
    • Installing ODL features
    • Running ODL
    • Examining relevant ODL Log Entries
    • GUI: Using OpenFlow and Mininet to view the ODL Topology
    • GUI: Examining ODL using YANG UI
    • Application: Using APIdoc/Explorer
    • Application: Using Postman

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