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Free Webinars

These webinars are included in the free ipSpace.net subscription:

Cloud Computing and Networking

Introduction to Cloud Computing: This webinar covers the basics of Public Cloud services, with other webinars in the Cloud Computing roadmap providing details of specific cloud services.

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Scaling Overlay Virtual Networks: Every major hypervisor- and networking vendor has an overlay virtual networking product or solution. Most of them work reasonably well in small environments, but would they also scale to thousands of hosts and tens- or hundreds of thousand of virtual machines or Docker containers

This free webinar sponsored by Nuage Networks (now part of Nokia) explores the scalability challenges of overlay virtual networks and give you some guidelines that you can use to select the overlay virtual networking solution for your public or private cloud.

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Data Center Infrastructure

Networks, Buffers, and Drops: Buffering is a confusing and sometimes controversial topic when it comes to networking. In this short presentation, JR Rivers discusses some of the related theory and practicalities, and gives insight into tools that are available to networking specialists.

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TCP, HTTP and SPDY: TCP and HTTP, the transport and presentation-layer protocols used by almost all web-based applications, could have a significant impact on web application responsiveness and page load time. The webinar also describes SPDY, a novel protocol that is currently the basis for HTTP 2.0.

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Internetworking Technologies

FRRouting Architecture and Features: In this webinar, we will dive deep into the FRRouting project, an IP routing protocol suite for Linux and Unix platforms which includes protocol daemons for BGP, IS-IS, LDP, OSPF, PIM, and RIP.

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MPLS Essentials: This webinar describes MPLS fundamentals, including MPLS TE, QoS with MPLS, and Segment Routing.

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IP version 6

Enterprise IPv6 - the First Steps: This webinar describes the basics of IPv6 and helps you understand typical IPv6 deployment scenarios, IPv6 security implications, and the first steps you need to take to deploy IPv6 in your network.

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IPv6-Only Data Centers: The webinar describes an alternate approach to dual-stack or IPv6-on-the-outside design: an IPv6-only data center and network core with the only IPv4 component being NAT46 translation boxes at the network edge. Tore Anderson is running this design in production environment and shared his real-life experiences and the glitches he encountered in his deployment.

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Network Automation

Network Programmability 101: This webinar discusses fundamental concepts and ideas that network engineers can use today to start "ramping up" the software-defined path. Matt Oswalt addresses some of the biggest questions on many network professionals' minds - questions like "Do I need to be a programmer to keep my job?", or "There is so much to learn - where do I start?".

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PowerShell for Networking Engineers: The PowerShell for Networking Engineers webinar describes the basics of PowerShell (to help you understand the rest of the webinar if you have no prior PowerShell experience) and then focuses on a number of network automation use cases.

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Network Security

Ethernet Encryption: This webinar is a deep dive into different approaches used to secure Carrier Ethernet networks and links.

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Transport and Network Security Primer: This webinar will help you grasp the principles and mechanisms you can use to secure your network and transport infrastructure.

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Networking Fundamentals

AI/ML in Networking: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: This webinar explores tangible use cases for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in networking, and evaluates the good parts of AI/ML and the opportunities it brings. It also points out the (sometimes not so nice) reality, the bad aspects and the most ugly ones, giving you tools and decision points to help you explore the applicability of AI/ML in your context.

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Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Cisco SD-WAN: This webinar provides an introduction to the Cisco SD-WAN solution (formerly Viptela). We will start with the fundamentals of Cisco SD-WAN, its components and principles of operation, discuss its advantages and limitations, and clarify possible doubts and misconceptions.

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Introduction to Software Defined Networking (SDN): This webinar will help you figure out whether it's worth spending time and energy on Software Defined Networking and related technologies, and explain the concepts of SDN, whitebox switching, and network programmability and automation.

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PCEP and BGP-LS Deep Dive: The webinar describes BGP-LS and PCEP, the key enabling protocols for SDN in the MPLS-based WAN. BGP-LS is used to convey topology and TE link-state information to the controller, and PCEP allows reporting of LSP status, and creation, deletion and modification of TE LSPs.

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Software Gone Wild podcast: The Software Gone Wild podcast is focused on software-driven architectures, solutions and technologies that real networking engineers use in production networks.

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Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Overview: Starting with the problem statement and a brief history of various architectural approaches to-date, this webinar delves into the design components of an SD-WAN system and its three traditional layers: management, control, and data. It then talks about use cases from real deployments and covers topics such as traffic engineering/path control and failover.

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Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDC)

Designing Scalable Web Applications: This workshop gives you some of the background knowledge you need to design, develop and deploy a web-based application that will scale to millions of users.

It was delivered several times as a 4-month course at University of Ljubljana between 2012 and 2015, but never recorded as the university rules forbade lectures in foreign languages (including English).

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Introduction to Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDC): This webinar describes the concepts of Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) including software-defined storage, network connectivity and network services using VMware NSX/VSAN as a real-life example.

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VMware NSX Architecture Overview: This overview webinar was created at the launch of VMware NSX in 2013, and describes the principles of overlay virtual networking, architecture of VMware NSX-V and NSX-MH (both now obsolete), and NSX principles of operation.

We're continuing to offer this free webinar because it might still give you relevant insight into VMware NSX fundamentals.

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Webinars with Free Content

These webinars include at least some videos that can be viewed with free ipSpace.net subscription:

Cloud Computing and Networking

Amazon Web Services Networking: This webinar will help demystify the networking aspects of Amazon Web Services. We'll start with the high-level concepts, cover security aspects, and conclude with inter-VPC routing and hybrid cloud implementations.

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Designing a Private Cloud Infrastructure: This webinar describes the infrastructure requirements of small- and medium-sized private clouds and presents an architectural blueprint that could be used to design simple-to-operate private clouds.

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Networking in Private and Public Clouds: This 5-hour webinar describes the networking requirements of various cloud services (from infrastructure virtualization to software-as-a-service solutions) and designs you can use to build data center networks that support them.

The webinar focuses on IaaS networking scalability and helps you select the most appropriate architecture for your environment based on the number of physical servers and tenants you envision in your environment.

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Overlay Virtual Networking: This vendor-agnostic webinar briefly revisits the networking needs of server virtualization and IaaS cloud computing and describes the benefits and drawbacks of overlay virtual networks as compared to traditional VLAN-based solutions (including VM-aware networking technologies like 802.1Qbg). The second half of the webinar focuses on architectural and scalability aspects of individual solutions from major virtualization vendors (Cisco, VMware, Microsoft) and open-source alternatives (OpenStack).

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Containers and Docker

Docker Networking Deep Dive: This webinar explains the networking requirements of Linux containers and various Docker networking models, including overlays, Macvlan and Ipvlan.

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Kubernetes Networking Deep Dive: This webinar describes Kubernetes networking model (nodes, pods, services), its translation into Linux networking constructs, integration with physical network, and orchestration of virtual network appliances like routers, load balancers, and NAT gateways.

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Data Center Infrastructure

Data Center Fabric Architectures: The webinar describes the data center networking requirements and various approaches to data center fabric networks. It includes in-depth analysis of fabric architectures used by major data center networking vendor and compares their scalability and ease-of-use.

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Data Center Infrastructure for Networking Engineers: A broad overview of modern data center architectures and technologies covering server and LAN virtualization, LAN reference architectures and emerging fabric architectures, storage area networks and basics of data center interconnects.

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Data Center Interconnects: Focused exclusively on DCI issues, this webinar describes numerous designs and technologies (including local and global load balancers, VPLS, OTV and MPLS/VPN) that can be used to build active-active data centers. This webinar expands on the concepts described in the Data Center 3.0 for Networking Engineers webinar, which is thus a highly recommended prerequisite.

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Designing Active-Active and Disaster Recovery Data Centers: This webinar covers typical design scenarios encountered when building a disaster recovery data center or deploying multiple data centers in an active-active configuration.

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Leaf-and-Spine Fabric Architectures: The Leaf-and-Spine Fabric Architectures webinar describes the leaf-and-spine (Clos fabric) concepts, architecture, and single- and multistage designs that can be used to build large layer-2 or layer-3 all-point-equidistant Data Center networks.

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Internetworking Technologies

QoS Fundamentals: In this webinar Ethan Banks discusses what Quality of Service (QoS) is for, and when and where it should be used to solve specific business problems.

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Upcoming Internet Challenges: A short webinar describing major challenges Internet will face in the next few years, from exponential traffic growth to IPv4 address exhaustion, explosive routing table growth and lack of trustable global routing.

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IP version 6

Building Large IPv6 Networks: This webinar covers all you need to know about designing and configuring large-scale IPv6 core or access networks. It covers dual-stack deployment, 6PE and 6VPE options and all major routing protocols (BGP, OSPFv2/v3, IS-IS). Access network section describes SLAAC, DHCPv6 and RADIUS issues you’ll likely encounter when deploying IPv6.

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IPv6 High Availability Strategies: This webinar describes IPv6 high-availability mechanisms and design guidelines, including first-hop technologies, client and server multihoming (including LISP and MIPv6) and dual-stack considerations.

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IPv6 Microsegmentation: This webinar explores alternative solutions to IPv6 microsegmentation that work well in large-scale production environments, ranging from PPPoE and Carrier Ethernet networks to WiFi and campus networks, data centers and virtualized environments.

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IPv6 Security: This webinar describes the major IPv6 security challenges (including layer-2 attacks, DoS attacks, eavesdropping and session hijacking), the countermeasures you can take, and Cisco IOS features that can help you build secure IPv6 infrastructure.

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Network Automation

Ansible for Networking Engineers: This webinar focuses on Ansible, the configuration management tool most commonly used by network automation professionals. It also describes YAML, the text file format used by Ansible, and Jinja2 templating language.

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Network Automation 101: This webinar describes what network automation is, why should we use it, and what tools are available if you want to get started.

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Network Automation Tools: This webinar describes when and how to use typical open-source network automation tools: Ansible, Git, Vagrant, NetBox, pmacct, ELK stack... and many more.

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Network Automation Use Cases: This webinar describes several real-life network automation use cases including abstracted network state, automated IPv6 deployments, and automated deployment of data center fabrics.

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Network Security

PCI DSS for Engineers: PCI DSS can be one of the most infuriating set of standards on the compliance landscape. While it seems simple – six domains and twelve requirements – the art of interpreting PCI can lead to full blown war in an organisation, with engineering at the center.

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Network Virtualization

Introduction to Virtualized Networking: Introductory webinar describing the networking requirements of server virtualization and IaaS cloud services, workload mobility, large-scale virtual networking solutions and multi-tenant isolation. This webinar is the recommended entry-level starting point for networking engineers interested in virtualization and cloud services.

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Virtual Firewalls: This webinar will walk you through the virtual firewalls taxonomy, describe the major architectural options, and illustrate typical use cases with products from established virtual firewall vendors and startups. The webinar assumes familiarity with virtual networking concepts and VMware networking solutions.

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vSphere 6 Networking Deep Dive: This update of highly successful VMware Networking Deep Dive webinar includes in-depth description of new functionality introduced in vSphere 5.5 and 6.0.

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VXLAN Technical Deep Dive: VXLAN is a novel MAC-over-IP technology used to implement large-scale layer-2 multi-tenant virtual networking solutions within the VMware's vSphere ecosystem. This webinar will give you the architectural and technical details you need to design and deploy VXLAN-based virtual networks. It assumes familiarity with virtual networking concepts and VMware networking solutions.

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Networking Fundamentals

Business Aspects of Networking Technologies: This webinar will put you in the right mindset when evaluating new technologies or designing new networks or services, and help you refocus on what really matters: the business needs of your organization.

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How Networks Really Work: This webinar will help you understand how networking technologies really work and why they were designed that way.

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Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Monitoring Software Defined Networks: This webinar examines several aspects of network management for SDNs and explores how network management can be improved, while providing useful information about these new forms of networking.

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Network Function Virtualization: This webinar describes benefits and drawbacks of Network Function Virtualization and virtual appliances, including performance and security challenges.

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OpenFlow Deep Dive: This 6-hour deep dive webinar describes the technical details of OpenFlow, the protocol heavily promoted by Open Networking Foundation (ONF) as the cornerstone of next-generation controller-based networking.

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SDN Architectures and Deployment Considerations: This webinar answers fundamental questions anyone should ask prior to a production SDN deployment.

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SDN Use Cases: This webinar describes real-life SDN use cases, ranging from data center fabrics, network monitoring and traffic tapping, scale-out network services and DDoS mitigation to service insertion, forwarding optimization, and traffic engineering,

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Virtual Private Networks

Choose the optimal VPN service: This entry-level webinar offers a comprehensive overview of modern VPN services, from MPLS-based VPN services offered by the service providers (Layer-3 MPLS/VPN, point-to-point links and VPLS), to VPN services you can build on top of generic IP infrastructure (GRE, IPsec, DMVPN, GETVPN, SSL VPN). Description of each VPN service also includes its benefits, drawbacks and design guidelines.

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DMVPN Technology and Configuration: This webinar contains all you need to know about DMVPN technology, from principles of operation to detailed router configurations and scalable network designs. Includes over a hundred tested router configurations covering 20+ deployment scenarios.

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Enterprise MPLS VPN Deployment: This advanced webinar describes the benefits of layer-3 virtualization, virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) tables, the principles of MPLS/VPN technology and the benefits gained by deploying it in a large enterprise network. No prior familiarity with the MPLS/VPN technology is assumed, but you should have a conceptual understanding of Layer-3 MPLS VPNs from a customer perspective as described in the Choose the Optimal VPN Service webinar.

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