9+ Hours of Video Instruction
Large Scale Network Design LiveLessons takes you through the concepts behind stable, scalable, elegant network design, including modularity, resilience, layering, and security principles. This livelesson will focus on traditional distributed link state, distance vector, and path vector routing protocols, as well as the basic principles of centralized control planes (such as OpenFlow). A special point will be made of sorting out the relationship between policy and reachability, and where they can best be managed in a large scale network.
This video begins with an examination of basic network design principles, including an examination of modularization, hierarchy, summarization, aggregation, and resilience. More advanced foundational topics are then considered, such as an overview of network complexity, network models, and policy from within the context of the control plane. After this, the series will work through design using each of the distributed control planes, including OSPF, IS-IS, EIGRP, and BGP, on several network topologies to provide practical knowledge of actual deployment in real networks. The following section of this livelesson will consider the tradeoffs around programmable networks, including convergence, stability, and other factors. Finally, advanced topics, such as fast convergence, will be considered in detail, from principle to application in each protocol.
About the Instructors
Russ White has more than 20 years of experience in designing, deploying, breaking, and troubleshooting large-scale networks. Across that time, he has co-authored more than 40 software patents, has spoken at venues throughout the world, has participated in the development of several internet standards, has helped develop the CCDE and the CCAr, and has worked in Internet governance with the ISOC. Russ is currently a member of the Artchitecture Team at LinkedIn, where he works on next generation data center designs, complexity, security, and privacy. His most recent books are¬†The Art of Network Architecture¬†and¬†Navigating Network Complexity. Russ holds several degrees and industry certifications, including MSIT Capella University, MACM Shepherds Theological Seminary, PhD in progress from Southeastern Theological Seminary CCIE #2635, CCDE 2007:001, and CCAr.
Alvaro Retana, CCIE No. 1609, is currently a Development Test Engineer in the Large-Scale Switching and Routing Team, where he works on advanced features in routing protocols. Formerly, Alvaro was a technical lead for both the Internet Service Provider Support Team and the Routing Protocols Team at the Technical Assistance Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. He is an acknowledged expert in BGP and Internet architecture.
What You Will Learn