Winter 2012 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs

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Sunday Tutorials

Openflow Workshop

Sunday Tutorials

For the Winter 2012 Joint Techs meeting, there were two full-day tutorials and one 1/2-day tutorial. Below is information on these tutorials.


Photo from the OpenFlow tutorial,
courtesy Steve Wallace

Hands-on Tutorial for Colo/Telco Facility Installations -- Hans Addleman (IU/GlobalNOC)
1-5 pm

It's time to get your hands dirty with the GlobalNOC installations team as they teach you some practices, standards, and tricks that have helped make installations better and faster. Ever wanted to learn the archaic art of cable lacing? Need some work on your CAT5 termination skills? Interested in DC power termination? Then this is the class for you.

Some of the topics we will cover include, equipment installation, AC and DC power, cable management and termination, lacing skills, documentation, and a whole lot more! Prepare to be covered in wax and NO-OX by the end of this session.

Achieving a "Science DMZ" -- Brian Tierney & Eli Dart (ESnet), Joe Breen (U of Utah), & Guy Almes (Texas A&M)
9 am - 5 pm

There are several aspects to building successful infrastructure to support data intensive science. The Science DMZ Model incorporates three key components into a cohesive whole: a high-performance network architecture designed for ease of use; well-configured systems for data transfer; and measurement hosts to provide visibility and rapid fault isolation. This tutorial will cover aspects of network architecture and network device configuration, the design and configuration of a Data Transfer Node, and the deployment of perfSONAR in the Science DMZ. Aspects of current deployments will also be discussed.

OpenFlow -- Why & How -- Steve Wallace & Matt Davy (IU)
9am - 5 pm

The tutorial (mini-workshop) will introduce OpenFlow, as well as provide the hands-on experience of building an OpenFlow network that has been virtualized so that multiple independent tenants can control slices of the network.

Attendees should have an operational understanding of Ethernet switching and IP routing. A wi-fi equipped laptop with x-server software is required.

Space is limited to 20 participants; there will be 5 instructors to ensure adequate 1:1 instruction.