4 Day(s)


  • The Creating HP Software-defined Networks course is suitable for all IT Professionals who want to learn about SDN. The focus of this course is on designing and implementing Software-defined Networks.


  • HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals or similar experience with HP Comware and Provision switches.

Key topics

  • Explain what SDN means, from a technical and a business perspective
  • Explain and understand how OpenFlow is the open-standard transport mechanism used for making SDN possible
  • Understand the difference between OpenFlow 1.0 and 1.3
  • Understand what it takes to transition from traditional networking to Software-defined Networking
  • Understand and configure how the HP VAN SDN controller communicates with different components, both internal and external to the controller, via secure channels
  • Demonstrate how to use a script to make API calls, focusing on application implementation rather than development of applications
  • Understand how SDN can be integrated in the HP FlexNetwork Architecture through SDN use cases
  • Understand how OpenFlow enables the separation of the control and data planes
  • Explain and understand how SDN can enhance the network performance, security and simplification, via applications such as Sentinel
  • Install and configure the HP VAN SDN Controller
  • Explain the HP VAN SDN Controller RESTful API, including information about RSDoc
  • Configure a controller team to provide high availability in a SDN environment Courses -->

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Upcoming Dates

a Location Cost Days Date  
Belfast 417 Jul 17
Manchester 417 Jul 17
Bristol 411 Jul 17
London 1890410 Jul 17
Exeter 410 Jul 17
Liverpool 426 Jun 17
Leeds 421 Jun 17
Reading 430 May 17