Learn Pica8 white box switching - OpenFlow, OpenDaylight, BGP and more
This course explains and demonstrates white box switching technology using Pica8's operating system and physical white box switches.
- Overview of Pica8 architecture
- Configure BGP on Pica8 switches
- Configure OpenFlow without a controller (add flows manually to Open vSwitch)
- Integrate Pica8 switches with multiple controllers:
Learn how to configure Pica8 PicOS in both Layer2/Layer3 mode and OpenFlow mode:
PicOS is the Pica8 network operating system software used on white box switches.
PicOS eliminates vendor lock-in by delivering open, hardware-agnostic networking. Built on Linux, PicOS incorporates a full Layer-2 and Layer-3 feature set with support for OpenFlow, OVSDB, and other key SDN protocols. PicOS enables customers to deliver differentiated network applications and services on white box switches.
PicOS features vASICÂ®, a hardware abstraction technology that simplifies the process of supporting new hardware platforms, and itâ€™s built on an unmodified Debian Linux kernel, making it easy for users to develop and integrate network applications.
Learn how to configure Open vSwitch on Pica8 switches:
Open vSwitch (OVS) is a production quality, multilayer virtual switch licensed under the open source Apache 2.0 license. Itâ€™s designed to enable massive network automation through programmatic extension, while still supporting standard management interfaces and protocols (e.g. NetFlow, sFlow, SPAN, RSPAN, CLI, LACP and 802.1ag).Â
Available on all Pica8Â® and supported white box switches, PicOSâ„¢ supports OpenFlow 1.4 through OVS 2.3 integration. OVS runs as a process within PicOSâ„¢, providing the OpenFlow and OVSDB interfaces for external programmability by controllers or orchestration platforms.