IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization

I’m moderating a panel at the upcoming IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization. This is one of the various “good sources” out there for understanding what might be coming in the future for computer networks. The conference is hybrid, so you can register and watch the sessions live from the comfort of your home (or office).

I’m moderating the distinguished experts panel on the afternoon of the 30th.

Please register here.

How the Internet Really Works

Gentle reminder that I’m teaching a three-hour webinar on Safari Books this coming Friday on Internet operations. The course is roughly divided into three parts.

The first part covers DNS operations, including a high-level overview of how DNS works and some thoughts on how DNS providers “work” financially. The second part is a high-level overview of packet transport, focusing on routing, the different kinds of providers, and how each of of the different kinds of providers “work” financially. The third part is a collection of other odds and ends.

You can register here.

Anyone who registers is able to watch a recorded version of the training afterwords.

I’m teaching part 2 next month, which I call Navigating the DFZ.

Live Training: How Routers Really Work

On the 27th of May, I’ll be teaching a three-hour course called How Routers Really Work? From the course description:

This training will peer into the internal components of a router, starting with an explanation of how a router switches packets. This walk through of a switching path, in turn, will be used as a foundation for explaining the components of a router, including the various tables used to build forwarding tables and the software components used to build these tables.

Sign up here.

Upcoming Training: Network Troubleshooting

I’m teaching a three-hour webinar on troubleshooting on the 22nd of April:

This training focuses on the half-split system of troubleshooting, which is widely used in the electronic and civil engineering domains. The importance of tracing the path of the signal, using models to put the system in context, and the use of a simple troubleshooting “loop” to focus on asking how, what, and why are added to the half-split method to create a complete theory of troubleshooting. Other concepts covered in this course are the difference between permanent and temporary fixes and a review of measuring reliability. The final third of the course contains several practical examples of working through problems to help in applying the theory covered in the first two sections to the real world.

This is offered on Safari Books Online through Pearson. I think that if you register for the course, you can watch a recording later.

Register here.

DC Fabric Webinar

Sorry for the short notice … I’m teaching a three-hour webinar on DC fabrics and control planes this coming Friday, the 25th, through Safari Books Online. This course covers the basics of spine-and-leaf fabrics, as well as some high level information on various DC fabric control plane options (BGP, RIFT, and IS-IS). Please register here.