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


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


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