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Introduction to Controller-Based Networking

Chapter Description

In this sample chapter from CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, you will be introduced to the basic concepts of data and control planes, explore product examples of network programmability using controllers, and compare the benefits of traditional networking with the benefits of controller-based networking.

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Key Terms You Should Know

  • application programming interface (API)

  • Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)

  • APIC Enterprise Module (APIC-EM)

  • Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

  • northbound API

  • southbound API

  • control plane

  • data plane

  • management plane

  • application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)

  • ternary content-addressable memory (TCAM)

  • OpenFlow

  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)

  • distributed control plane

  • centralized control plane

  • northbound interface (NBI)

  • southbound interface (SBI)

  • controller-based networking

  • intent-based networking (IBN)

  • spine

  • leaf

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