Monday, 8 May 09:00 - 11:00

Network Automation at Scale: Up and Running in 60 Minutes

Mircea Ulinic, Cloudflare Inc.

In this tutorial you will learn how easy it is to implement the automation methodologies in our multi-vendor networks, no matter the size!

You'll learn how to install the tools, set up the environment and then put it to use. We will focus mainly on the usability and how network engineers can achieve the goals of network automation without getting lost in complex systems, programming languages, encryption systems, databases, etc.

Prerequisites for the attendees:
  • Laptop - One or more VM(s) from their favourite vendor(s)
  • Very basic understanding of Jinja
  • Understanding of YAML
Where: Main Room

Monday, 8 May 09:00 - 11:00

Everything You Wanted to Know About Peering (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Massimiliano Stucchi and Ferenc Csorba, RIPE NCC

The goal of the tutorial is to give an introduction to the politics and the mechanisms around the world of peering. Organisations of any kind and size are involved, and it's easy to get lost in all of the buzzwords and technical terms that are often used in the industry. The intended audience are not only newcomers, but also experienced "players", who are welcome to join and share some stories, tricks and insights with the rest of the participants.

Tutorial outline

  • Introduction to BGP
  • Demo: setup a simple transit session
  • Introduction to IXPs
  • Demo: Join an IXP
  • The route server
  • Demo: Peer with the route server
  • Differences between ISP Tiers
  • The politics of peering
  • Demo: Creating your own playbook
  • Choosing your transits
  • Tools and buzzwords, trends
  • Traffic engineering
  • Final Decision
Where: Side Room