Beginner’s OpenFlow/SDN tutorial using POX controller

On June 4, June 11 and June 18, Deutsche Telekom Innovation Center (DT) will sponsor a series of hands-on tutorials on different OpenFlow controllers, including POX, OpenDayLight, and Ryu. The tutorial will be conducted by Srini Seetharaman.

The June 4th tutorial will start with a brief introduction to OpenFlow/SDN, and then follow-up with a hands-on tutorial on the POX OpenFlow controller. The tutorial will be similar to that conducted on April 30, 2013. For the hands-on part of the session we’ll be referring to the following link: http://www.openflow.org/wk/index.php/OpenFlow_Tutorial

This event will be hosted at the DT office (295 N. Bernardo Ave., STE 200, Mountain View, CA, 94043) from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The total capacity limit is 30. This is free series of tutorials sponsored by Deutsche Telekom Inc. NOTE: Please do not sign up for the event if you have already attended a beginner tutorial, so that you leave room for true beginners.

Please ensure that you RSVP for only one Beginner’s Tutorial – either the event on June 4th or the event on June 11th.

Requirements

Please bring a laptop capable of running Virtual Machines (VM). We will provide a copy of the VM onsite.

About Srini Seetharaman

Srini Seetharaman is the Technical Lead for Software-defined Networking (SDN) at Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories. Previously he was a member of the OpenFlow/SDN team at Stanford, between 2008-2011, where he led SDN deployments in several nation-wide campus enterprise networks, including Stanford. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology

When June 4th – 6:00 PM

Where Deutsche Telekom Inc, 295 N. Bernardo Ave. Suite 200 , Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/events/120431772/

Performance Aware SDN by Peter Phaal, Inventor of sFlow, Co-Founder InMon

For this event we will be hosting Peter Phaal who is the original inventor and co-author of the sFlow standard. He will be doing Tech Talk on Performance Aware Software Defined Networking and also conducting hands-on lab using sFlow.

About Peter Phaal

Peter is the original inventor and co-author of the sFlow standard. He is also the President and Founder of InMon Corp., a leading provider of performance analysis software based on sFlow. Before InMon, Peter worked at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories where he created Hewlett-Packard’s Extended RMON technology. His book, LAN Traffic Management, describes the techniques of monitoring and managing traffic on local area networks. Peter has over 20 years experience in the field of network performance monitoring.

Introduction to sFlow standard, sFlow basics, how to configure sFlow on the Open vSwitch. Relationship between sFlow and OpenFlow and integration of sFlow performance analytics in SDN stack.Discussion of use cases, including: load balancing, DDoS mitigation and packet brokers.

Hands on lab using sFlow-RT and sFlow data captured from physical and virtual switches. For the lab we will be following examples from the following blog: http://blog.sflow.com/search/label/sFlow-RT. To participate in the lab, please install the following software on your laptop: sFlow-RT (http://www.inmon.com/products/sFlow-RT.php), Java 1.6+, cURL, and Python (with Requests library, http://docs.python-requests.org/en/latest/). To test your setup, try running examples in sFlow-RT extras/ directory.

OpenFlow/SDN hands-on tutorial

For this event we will be hosting Srini Seetharaman from Deustche Telekom, Xin Huang from CYAN, Inc. & Sriram Natarajan from NTT Innovation Institute Inc. They will do Tech Talk on OpenFlow/SDN and follow it with a hands on tutorial for building applications using Ryu controller.

When April 30 · 6:00 PM

Where Hacker Dojo, Mountain View, CA

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

About Srini Seetharaman

Srini Seetharaman is the Technical Lead for Software-defined Networking (SDN) at Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories. Previously he was a member of the OpenFlow/SDN team at Stanford, between 2008-2011, where he lead the SDN deployments in several nation-wide campus enterprise networks, including Stanford. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

About Xin Huang

Xin Huang is a Senior Research Scientist / Technologist at CYAN, a leading SDN company. Previously she was a Senior Research Scientist at Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories. Xin has been working on Openflow/SDN since year 2009, and has designed, developed, and evaluated several Openflow-based SDN solutions. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

About Sriram Natarajan

Sriram Natarajan is a Senior Researcher at NTT Innovation Institute Inc. He researches on security issues within the SDN architecture and develops applications on-top of RYU controller. Perviously, he has  built several network services using OpenFlow/SDN (flow conflict detection system, network visualization tool, and network security applications). He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Agenda

Introduction/discussion on OpenFlow/SDN
Hands-on tutorial to build a Ryu controller module
Discussion/Questions

For the hands-on part of the session we’ll be refering to the following link:

http://www.openflow.org/wk/index.php/OpenFlow_Tutorial

Tech Talk by Ben Pfaff: Open vSwitch – Past, Present & Future

In this talk we have the honor of hosting one of the original three engineers who wrote the first version of Open vSwitch. Ben Pfaff will be giving Tech Talk on Open vSwitch – it’s past, present and future. Through this Tech Talk he will enlighten us about following:

1. OVS history

2. Present state of OVS: features, architecture

3. Some of the use cases where OVS is being used in the production environments

4. OVS future direction

 About 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.

When March 20 · 6:00 PM

Where HackerDojo, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://meetup.com/openvswitch

Agenda

Time: 6:00 PM Pizza & Networking

Guest Speaker Presentation: 6:30 PM

Q&A: 7:30 PM

Tech Talk by JC Martin from Ebay: Deploying open-flow networks

About JC Martin
JC is the cloud architect at ebay and has deployed ovs in production networks. It will be a great opportunity to hear his deployment experience. What business problems it was used to solve and how ovs helped solve them including network topology. We’ll also get to hear his views on the the future of SDN

When February 6 · 6:00 PM

Where HackerDojo, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://meetup.com/openvswitch

Pica8 OVS & OpenFlow Controller Workshop

This will be the first in a series of SDN workshops in which David Liu, Chief Architect of Pica8, will provide us an opportunity for hands on with Pica8 OVS switches & OpenFlow controller.

In this session we’ll get to:

– Configure a Pica 8 OVS switch,
– Do flow configuration,
– Configure RYU open flow controller (and understand controller and OVS interaction) & build a simple application

Besides the hands on lab, he will conduct discussion on SDN ideas & applications. If you have any ideas/questions, now is your chance!

When Jan 15th 2013 6:00 PM

Where Hacker Dojo, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://meetup.com/openvswitch

Tech talk by Dan Sneddon: Production-Grade OpenStack With Advanced Networking and Resilience

Dan is a key technical leader at Cloudscaling and it is a great opportunity to have him share his thoughts.
Cloudscaling encapsulates OpenStack technology into a production-grade cloud infrastructure system that provides advanced networking, resilient service distribution, and public cloud federation and compatibility.

Dan will talk about how Openstack is evolving and how the network architecture is rapidly changing. His presentation will bring up key challenges and potential solutions for tomorrow’s elastic cloud networks, as well as present the unique approach that Cloudscaling is taking. He will also bring us up to date on the latest work in Openstack Quantum and share his vision for the future of virtual networking as it applies to elastic clouds.

When December 6, 2012 · 6:00 PM

Where HackerDojo, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://meetup.com/openvswitch

Tech Talk by James Liao: An Open World of New Network

Networking industry is going through major transition as big data centers look towards commodity networking gear. In this meetup we have the honor of hosting “James Liao” – respectfully referred to as “The Arms Dealer” in the networking revolution and CEO of Pica8 – the leader in developing commodity networking gear. Pica8 networking gear has support for OpenFlow and is used by big web players to build network fabrics.

About James Liao

James Liao, co-founder of Pica8, is a visionary of the network industry and has been a strong advocate of open and dynamic network technology. James has 20 years of marketing, product management, and engineering experience in network infrastructure and server clustering. Prior to Pica8, James held executive positions at Quanta Computers, Woven Systems, Penguin Computing, 3UP Systems. James holds a MSCS from Stanford University.

When 6:00 PM Pizza & Networking

Where HackerDojo, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://meetup.com/openvswitch