DWDM Open Tutorial

Dates: 08 November 2022
Location: Online


  • This tutorial covers the basics of DWDM technology. A brief introduction to the terminologies and elements related to DWDM will be discussed. It will help the audiences to get further understanding on how DWDM operates.
  • It will also discuss different aspects which are essential for planning and operating a DWDM network. Different operational tools are also discussed. Also two case studies will be discussed along with diagrams to explain troubleshooting procedures for the DWDM network.

Target Audience

  • This tutorial is catered for network operators who wish to understand more on DWDM and optical transmission networks.


  • This tutorial assumes that participants have some basic understanding of networking and Optical Transmission Network.

Tutorial topics

  • Introduction to Fiber
  • Fiber Characteristics
  • Introduction to WDM
  • DWDM
  • DWDM for Advanced Network
  • 100G & Beyond
  • Planning Aspects
  • Operational Aspects
  • Case Studies

Other requirements

  • Online - Participants are advised to bring their own laptop or desktop computers with high-speed internet access and administrative access to system. It is also recommended that computers have Intel i5 or i7 processor, >=8GB of RAM and 30GB of free hard disk space.
  • Software: SSH Client, Telnet Client, VirtualBox/VMware
  • Confirm Secure SHell (SSH) is allowed from the office or home network to access the lab infrastructure? Test ssh connectivity, try to connect to route-views.routeviews.org. For example from the CLI type: ssh [email protected]
  • Attendees must have an APNIC Academy login account. If you don't have one already, you can create an account for free at https://academy.apnic.net/
  • Please test the speed of your Internet connection to the servers where the Virtual Machines (VMs) are hosted at the Learn on Demand data centres, using the speed test tool at https://www.learnondemandsystems.com/speedtest/
  • Software: SSH/Telnet Client

Workshop Items

  • Agenda (includes links to presentations and schedule)
  • Instructors: Zobair Khan (APNIC Community Trainer)
  • dwdm-20221108-online.txt
  • Last modified: 2022/10/14 03:47
  • by thy