Price: $1,599.00

Length: 2 Days
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NFV Training, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Training Course for Non-Engineers, NFV Introduction, Benefits, Enablers, Challenges

NFV Training, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)  covers all aspects of IT virtualization technologies, virtual machines running different software and processes, applied to consolidate network equipment types with standard high volume servers, switches and storage components.

Learn how Network Functions Virtualization is transforming the way that network operators architect networks.  Explore how evolving standard IT virtualization technology is used to consolidate many network equipment types onto industry standard high volume servers, switches and storage, which could be located in Datacentres, Network Nodes and in the end user premises.

NFV training shows you the implementation of network functions in software that can run on a range of industry standard server hardware, and that can be moved to, or instantiated in, various locations in the network as required, without the need for installation of new equipment.

The objective of NFV is to taking the physical networking devices commonly used today including switches, storage, routers, load balancers, firewalls, IDS, cloud computing infrastructure, etc. and virtualizes them in much the same manner as servers.

NFV decouples the network functions, such as network address translation (NAT), firewalling, intrusion detection, domain name service (DNS), and caching from proprietary hardware appliances so they can run in software

NFV training  shows attendees how to translate the classic network appliances to software modules running on high volume servers with high volume storage, interconnected by generic high volume switches and automatically orchestrated and remotely installed. NVF training also covers the integration with Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies, OpenStack and other frameworks.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of virtualization training course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe what Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is
  • Describe virtualization, cloud computing and its service models
  • List NFV architecture and building blocks
  • List NFV benefits and requirements
  • Define NFV in the context of network functions
  • Describe objectives of NFV
  • Discuss the NFV reference architecture and building blocks
  • Identify the Key NFV requirements and benefit
  • Define the NFV building blocks: Virtualization of Compute, Network and Storage
  • Describe NFV complementary technologies such as SDN, OpenFlow and SOA
  • Compare traditional network architecture with using NFV
  • List the performance impacts of NFV on your network design


Course Agenda

NFV Overview

  • What is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • Relationship with Cloud Computing and Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • SDN, OpenFlow, OpenStack and Cloud Computing (IaaS) principles
  • Principles of virtualization of servers
  • Benefits of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • The Changing Telecoms Industry Landscape and Transformation
  • Enablers for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • Principles of Cloud Computing
  • Industry Standard High Volume Servers
  • Challenges for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • NFV architecture
  • Why NFV and The IP Multimedia Subsytem (IMS)
  • Case Study: VoLTE, LTE and IMS NFV requirements and benefits

NFV Approach

  • Cloud computing, SDN and NFV
  • Orchestrated and automated remote installation
  • Standard high volume servers
  • Standard high volume storage
  • Standard high volume Ethernet switches

NFV applied to Next Generation  Networks

  • Cloud Computing as enabler of NFV
  • NFV-based architecture virtualized
  • Separation of the functionality based on cloud principles
  • Load Balancer (LB)
  • Worker
  • Stateful and Stateless components
  • Synchronized state entity across worker
  • Service Manager
  • Orchestrator
  • Service Catalog
  • Cloud Controller: supports Service Orchestrator’s (SO)
  • Life cycle management

Network  Virtualization Concepts  

  • Servers virtualization
  • Hypervisor and virtual machine (VM)
  • VM management
  • Network and storage virtualization
  • NFV Applied to LTE and IMS
  • LTE and IMS architecture
  • NFV options for LTE and IMS
  • Cloud communications platforms for IMS
  • Automated management, orchestration, infrastructure and networking capabilities
  • API-based innovation

NFV Operational Principals

  • Migration to NFV
  • Virtualized network implementation
  • Loose coupling
  • Orchestration and parallel processing
  • PSTN Emulation Subsystem Application Server
  • Class 5 voice services (PES-AS)
  • Virtualized IMS implementation case study: AT&T

NFV Deployment Scenarios

  • NFVI as a Service (NFVIaaS) applied to LTE and IMS
  • VNF as a Service (VNFaaS) applied to LTE and IMS
  • VNP as a Service (VNPaaS) applied to LTE and IMS


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