Tech Tutorial by Vikram Dham: Let’s build MPLS router using SDN

Synopsis

We will start with MPLS 101 and then look into MPLS related OpenFlow actions. In the second half we will delve into RouteFlow architecture and extend it to enable Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) and MPLS routing. We will conclude with a mininet based test bed switching traffic using MPLS labels instead of IP addresses.

This will be a hands on workshop. VM Images for Virtual Box will be provided. Attendees are expected to bring their laptops loaded with Virtual Box.

About Vikram Dham

Vikram is the CTO and co-founder of Kamboi Technologies, LLC where he advises networking companies, switch vendors and early adopters on SDN technology and distributed software development. Also, he is the founder of Bay Area Network Virtualization (BANV) meetup group, that brings together technologists in the SDN/NFV/NV domain for technical talks, workshops and creates a truly “open” platform for sharing knowledge.

He has used SDN technologies for building software related to traffic engineering, security and routing. In the past, he was the Principal Engineer at Slingbox where he architected & built the distributed networking software for peer to peer connectivity of over 15 million end points. He holds MS degree in EE with a specialization in Computer Networks from Virginia Tech and has worked on research projects with companies like ECI Telecom, Raytheon and Avaya Research Labs.

When Dec 4th 2014

Where Cablelabs, 400 W California Ave, Sunnyvale, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/

Slides are available here

Instructions for setting up the test-bed

Please follow instructions provided here to setup your laptops for running the test-bed for the tutorial

 

Tech Talk by Tom Tofigh: NFV: Key Driver for Domain 2.0 initiative

For this event we will be hosting Tom Tofigh who will delve into Domain 2.0 concepts and architecture.

Synopsis

NFV and SDN are new ways of thinking about networks and services deployment.  Networks are becoming both the computer and the adaptive cross-layer network architecture that provide programmable NFV building blocks for service abstraction. The network is fundamentally responsible for processing massive amount of flows that extend beyond layers 1-3.

Tom will start his talk on AT&T Domain 2.0 objectives and how it will benefit the end users.  He will then elaborate on Domain 2.0 architecture concepts and needs from service providers perspectives.  Tom will conclude his talk with a few NFV application examples such as Big Data, M2M, Traffic Shifting and service-chaining models.

About Tom Tofigh

Tom Tofigh is currently a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the AT&T’s Domain 2.0 architecture and planning Labs at AT&T.  He has extensive experience that spans across many disciplines including emerging mobility networks, switches, enhanced protocols, cross layer design, smart devices and chips design.  Tom has been responsible for the planning and implementation of large-scale telecommunications equipment.  Some of the products Tom has introduced include innovative solutions for the mobile devices, switches, platforms and QoS mechanisms. Tom holds over 25 patents awarded and many more pending. Tom has taught computer and networking courses at George Washington University.

When Nov 20th 2014

Where Symantec Building E, 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/

John Casey: High Performance OpenStack Networks & Raphael Rosa: RouteFlow & IXPs

For this event, we will be hosting John Casey who is the co-founder and CTO of CPLANE NETWORKS

Also joining us for this event is Raphael Vincent Rosa from RouteFlow who will talk about use of SDN routers in Internet eXchange Points (IXPs).

Synopsis

Talk 1

CPLANE NETWORKS: High Performance OpenStack Networks

OpenStack is HOT! No doubt about it. A recent survey by The New Stack and The Linux Foundation shows OpenStack as the most popular open source project ahead of other hot projects like Docker and KVM. OpenStack is now taking its rightful place as the open source cloud solution for enterprises and service providers.

To date OpenStack networking has not yet achieved the performance, scalability and reliability that many large enterprises demand. CPLANE NETWORKS solves that problem by delivering secure multi-tenant virtual networking that overcomes the limitations of the standard Neutron networking service. By making all networking services local to the compute node and achieving near line-rate throughput, CPLANE NETWORKS Dynamic Virtual Networks (DVN) delivers mega-scale networking for the most demanding application environments.

In this session John Casey will cover the basics of DVN and explain how CPLANE NETWORKS achieves “at scale” network performance within and across data centers.

About John Casey

John Casey has over 20 years of deep technology leadership. His proven success with a variety of technical leadership roles in Telecom, Enterprise and Government and in software design and development provide the foundation for the system architecture and engineering team.

Previously John led worldwide deployment teams for both IBM’s Software Group and Narus, Inc. His work in large scale, high performance system design at Transarc Labs and Walker Interactive Systems brings leadership to the CPLANE NETWORKS product suite.

Talk 2

RouteFlow & IXPs

This talk will discuss the architecture of RouteFlow which is a leading OpenFlow based virtual router. It will focus on the new projects based upon RouteFlow which are finding traction in Internet eXchange Points (IXPs) – Cardigan being one of the most popular one. Some common aspects of IXPS will be shown. The talk will conclude with a list of future projects and vision of SDN routing.

About Raphael Vincent Rosa

Raphael is a Communications Network Engineer. He finished his MS in Computer Science working with intra datacenter routing, contributing to open source SDN projects such as Ryu network controller and RouteFlow platform. Currently he is pursuing PhD research under the guidance of Dr. Christian Esteve Rothenburg with main interests in SDN and Distributed-NFV topics.

When Oct 30th 2014

Where Symantec Building E, 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/

Slides @ http://www.slideshare.net/nvirters/presentations

Tech Talk by Ben Pfaff: Open vSwitch – Part 2 & Tim Van Herck: SDN & NFV for WAN

It is no small feat to lead development of Open vSwitch, software responsible for bringing revolution in networking, software which spans across user & kernel space and used by numerous companies for building SDN/NV & NFV products. For this event, we will be hosting Ben Pfaff, one of the founding engineers of Open vSwitch. This is your chance to hear and meet him in person!

Also joining us for this event is Tim Van Herck from VeloCloud Networks who will talk about extending SDN & NFV to WAN

Synopsis

Talk 1
Open vSwitch – Part 2

A previous presentation in March 2013 covered the past, present, and predicted future of Open vSwitch.  This talk picks up where that one left off, covering improvements made in Open vSwitch since then, new directions for the coming year, and some related work of interest in the industry.

About Ben Pfaff (twitter: @Ben_Pfaff)

Ben joined Nicira as one of its first employees in 2007 after finishing his PhD at Stanford. Since then he has been working on what became OpenFlow and Open vSwitch. He also made some early contributions to the NOX controller. He has been involved with free software since about 1996, when he started work on GNU PSPP and joined the Debian project.

Talk 2

Extending SDN & NFV to WAN

This session will walk through the evolution in branch networking and how SDN & NFV principles can be applied to the enterprise WAN to achieve increased reliability and flexibility. It will also cover how to lower the associated operational expense of running a classic enterprise WAN and what industry trends are pressuring changes on the design of such networks.When applying SDN & NFV principles to the WAN, there will be a natural reduction in complexity of managing services and guaranteeing uptime of network connectivity.

About Tim Van Herck

Tim is the Director of Technology and founding member at VeloCloud Networks.He is responsible for building out a global network of Points of Presence to deliver virtual last mile service to enterprise branches. Prior to joining VeloCloud, Tim was a founding member of Aryaka Networks, which offers WAN Optimization as a service. Tim has been passionately following the leading edge of network virtualization and security solutions for the past 15 years. He holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Antwerp, and is based in VeloCloud’s headquarters in Los Altos, CA.

When Sep 23rd 2014

Where Symantec Building E, 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/

Slides @ http://www.slideshare.net/nvirters/presentations

Tech Talk by Florin Balus (Co-Founder Nuage): Application Services Framework

For this event, we will be hosting Florin Balus who is the co-founder of Nuage Networks

Synopsis

Virtualization and Cloud Platforms are two main technology trends that have made tremendous progress in providing compute automation. Applications and compute services can be instantiated within minutes with a press of a button from a catalog of services similar to the online consumer shopping experience. The assumption here is that the network infrastructure already exists and provides a stable platform to build these services on. However, bringing automation to the networking arena has been slow. Nuage Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) brings that same level of automation to networking as orchestration has to compute and application virtual machines. In this session, Florin Balus (Founder and Head of Product at Nuage) will discuss how it is becoming more important to provide such a framework for the application developer with emphasis on hiding networking constructs from the end user. The presentation will include a demonstration of Nuage VSP that shows how easy it is to create a services template that includes services and compute in combination with any orchestration system

About Florin Balus

With 20 years of experience in network protocols, Florin Balus brings significant expertise to his role at Nuage Networks – running the specification and implementation of our cloud networking solution. Prior to joining the Nuage Networks team, Florin spent 6 years as a product manager in Alcatel-Lucent’s IP division where he contributed to the success of the 7750 Service Router (SR) product line. Before that, he worked as a product manager and consulting engineer for Nortel Networks and in network engineering for France Telecom. Florin holds a number of patents and is also active in IETF where he has authored several IETF RFCs, drafts on VPNs/BGP, Datacenter Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networking (SDN). He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master in Artificial Intelligence from the University Politechnica of Bucharest, Romania.

When Aug 26th 2014

Where Symantec Building E, 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/

MidoNet with OpenStack

For this event, we will be hosting Adam Johnson & Cynthia Thomas from Midokura.

MidoNet Overview

MidoNet is a software-based, highly distributed, network virtualization system from Midokura that allows enterprises and service providers to build, run, and manage virtual networks with increased control and flexibility. Using industry standards and leveraging existing physical infrastructure, MidoNet reduces costs and improves stability, scalability and performance of networks.

About Adam Johnson

Based out of San Francisco, Adam Johnson is a founding member at Midokura. He has built and manages the Global Technical Services organization, and started the US office for Midokura. Prior to joining Midokura, Adam was founder and COO of Genkii, doing strategic consulting and development for social media and virtual worlds, with a focus on open source solutions. Adam has been advising and working with a number of startups over the last 8 years. In addition to his experience with early stage startups, Adam has also worked extensively
in Fortune 250, Healthcare and Education.

About Cynthia Thomas

Cynthia is a member of the Systems Engineering team at Midokura and excited about the future of networking! She enjoys highlighting the emerging technologies in network virtualization as the needs of customers evolve. Her background in networking hardware spans from Telco, Data Center, and Campus/Enterprise solutions during her days at Alcatel-Lucent and Brocade. Cynthia completed her B.Sc. (Eng) and M.Sc. (Eng.) in Mathematics & Computer Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada.

Session Details

1. Overview of MidoNet

2. Architectural details of MidoNet

3. Deployment details of MidoNet with OpenStack

4. Typical Use Cases

When July 24th 2014

Where Symantec Building E, 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/

OpenContrail Hands-on Session

This hands on workshop for OpenContrail will be led by Sreelakshmi Sarva & Aniket Daptari.

About Sreelakshmi Sarva

Sree is currently working as part of solution engineering team at Juniper’s Contrail team. She is responsible for delivering & managing SDN solutions & partnerships relating to Contrail. She has been with Juniper for the last 13 years working on various Routing, Switching, Network programmability & virtualization platforms. Prior to Juniper, She worked at Nortel networks in the Systems Engineering group. Sree received her Masters in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas and Bachelor’s in Computer Science from India.

About Aniket Daptari

Aniket is currently working as part of Juniper Networks’ Contrail Cloud Solutions team. He is responsible for delivering SDN solutions and technology partnerships related to Contrail. He has been with Juniper for the last 3 years working on various Network programmability & virtualization platforms. Prior to Juniper, he worked at Cisco Systems in the Internet Systems Business Unit (Catalyst 6500). Aniket received his Masters in Computer Science from University of Southern California and a graduate certificate in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Course Abstract

This session will be the first of a series of OpenContrail hands-on tutorials for developers who want to get deep into OpenContrail code.
This “Basic OpenContrail Programming” Hands-on Session will focus on making developers proficient in writing and contributing code for our OpenContrail Project.

Session will cover the following areas

1) Contrail Overview

· Use Cases

· Architecture recap

2) Contrail Hands on

· Demo + Hands on – Configuration , VN, VM, Network Policies etc

· DevStack introduction

When May 28th & June 25th 2014

Where Symantec Building E, 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/

Tech Talk by Rob Sherwood: SDN and Bare Metal Switches

For this event we will be hosting Rob Sherwood, CTO, Big Switch

About Rob Sherwood

Rob serves as the CTO for Big Switch Networks, where he spends his time internally leading software architecture and externally evangelizing SDN to customers and partners. Rob is an active contributor to open source projects such as Switch Light and Floodlight as well as the Open Compute Project. He was the former Chair of the ONF’s Architecture & Framework Working Group as well as vice-chair of the ONF’s Testing & Interoperability Working Group. Rob prototyped the first OpenFlow-based network hypervisor, the “FlowVisor”, allowing production and experimental traffic to safely co-exist on the same physical network and is involved in various standards efforts and partner and customer engagements. Rob holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Synopsis

Rob’s Tech Talk will focus on the benefits of combing SDN with bare metal Ethernet switches. He will also touch on various open source projects (Open Network Linux, Project Floodlight, etc.) and will discuss how these projects fit together, their various evolutionary paths, and how this stack fits in the landscape of emerging commercial and open source SDN products.

When May 19th 2014

Where Symantec Building E, 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/

Tech Talk by Harry Quackenboss: All Clouds Are Ultimately Made of Metal

For this event we will be hosting Harry Quackenboss

About Harry Quackenboss

Harry is an executive working in the cloud and networking areas. He was a co-founder and CEO of Woven Systems, who pioneered large-capacity 10GEthernet fabrics for data centers. He was also CEO of BrightLink Networks, which built an electro-optical switching system for carriers which supported 256 10G/sec connections in year 2000.

Earlier in his career he was a VP with Crescendo, which was Cisco’s first acquisition and the source of Cisco’s first Ethernet Switching products. Before that he was a VP with Sequent, which built large Unix servers for relational databases and Honeywell, where he was marketing director for Multics, a large time sharing system based on a vision of utility computing, and which was the inspiration for the Unix.

The first startup where Harry worked was founded by John DeLorean where he was Chief Engineer.

Harry has a B.S. in Mathematics/Communications Sciences from the University of Michigan and pursued graduate level coursework in Operations Research.

Synopsis

In this Tech Talk, Harry will address two questions:

What are the differences between LANs and the WANs that
impact network virtualization?

Why should Virtual Networkers care about the
hardware?

When Apr 23rd 2014

Where Symantec Building E, 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/

Slides: All Clouds Are Made of Metal BANV April 2432014 For Distribution

OpenContrail Hands-on Session

This hands on workshop for OpenContrail will be led by Sreelakshmi Sarva & Aniket Daptari.

This is a labs session so we will have hard RSVP limits. Please RSVP only if you are confident that you will be able to attend.

About Sreelakshmi Sarva

Sree is currently working as part of solution engineering team at Juniper’s Contrail team. She is responsible for delivering & managing SDN solutions & partnerships relating to Contrail. She has been with Juniper for the last 13 years working on various Routing, Switching, Network programmability & virtualization platforms. Prior to Juniper, She worked at Nortel networks in the Systems Engineering group. Sree received her Masters in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas and Bachelor’s in Computer Science from India.

About Aniket Daptari

Aniket is currently working as part of Juniper Networks’ Contrail Cloud Solutions team. He is responsible for delivering SDN solutions and technology partnerships related to Contrail. He has been with Juniper for the last 3 years working on various Network programmability & virtualization platforms. Prior to Juniper, he worked at Cisco Systems in the Internet Systems Business Unit (Catalyst 6500). Aniket received his Masters in Computer Science from University of Southern California and a graduate certificate in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Course Abstract

This session will be the first of a series of OpenContrail hands-on tutorials for developers who want to get deep into OpenContrail code.

This “Basic OpenContrail Programming” Hands-on Session will focus on making developers proficient in writing and contributing code for our OpenContrail Project.

Session will cover the following areas

1) Contrail Overview

· Use Cases

· Architecture recap

2) Contrail Hands on

· Demo + Hands on – Configuration , VN, VM, Network Policies etc

· DevStack introduction

When April 16th 2014

Where Juniper Networks, Building 1

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch

Slides
OpenContrail Basic Lab
OpenContrail – Analyzer Slides