CS8087-SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKS Syllabus 2017 Regulation


CS8087-SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKS Syllabus 2017 Regulation

SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKS Syllabus 2017 Regulation,CS8087-SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKS Syllabus 2017 Regulation

CS8087                              SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKS                          L T P C                                                                                                                            3 0 0 3


  • To learn the fundamentals of software defined networks.
  • To understand the separation of the data plane and the control plane.
  • To study about the SDN Programming.
  • To study about the various applications of SDN

UNIT I INTRODUCTION                                                   9

History of Software Defined Networking (SDN) – Modern Data Center – Traditional Switch Architecture – Why SDN – Evolution of SDN – How SDN Works – Centralized and Distributed Control and Date Planes


Open Flow Specification – Drawbacks of Open SDN, SDN via APIs, SDN via Hypervisor-Based Overlays – SDN via Opening up the Device – SDN Controllers – General Concepts

UNIT III DATA CENTERS                                                 9

Multitenant and Virtualized Multitenant Data Center – SDN Solutions for the Data Center Network – VLANs – EVPN – VxLAN – NVGRE

UNIT IV SDN PROGRAMMING                                        9

Programming SDNs: Northbound Application Programming Interface, Current Languages and Tools, Composition of SDNs – Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks: Concepts, Implementation and Applications

UNIT V SDN                                                                      9

Juniper SDN Framework – IETF SDN Framework – Open Daylight Controller – Floodlight Controller – Bandwidth Calendaring – Data Center Orchestration

                                                                                                      TOTAL :45 PERIODS


Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to:

  • Analyze the evolution of software defined networks
  • Express the various components of SDN and their uses
  • Explain the use of SDN in the current networking scenario
  • Design and develop various applications of SDN


  1. Paul Goransson and Chuck Black, ―Software Defined Networks: A Comprehensive Approach, First Edition, Morgan Kaufmann, 2014.
  2. Thomas D. Nadeau, Ken Gray, ―SDN: Software Defined Networks, O’Reilly Media, 2013.


  1. Siamak Azodolmolky, ―Software Defined Networking with Open Flow, Packet Publishing, 2013.
  2. Vivek Tiwari, ―SDN and Open Flow for Beginners‖, Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2013.
  3. Fei Hu, Editor, ―Network Innovation through Open Flow and SDN: Principles and Design, CRC Press, 2014.


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