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Network Management Tools for NREN NOCs


A course for those who need to manage diverse Network and NOC operations. A combination of theory and lab, with lab work on Ubuntu Linux constituting about 60% of the total course.


Who Should Attend

Network administrators and engineers.

The course is designed for engineers and system staffs operating networks including academic networks who are involved with system management, network monitoring and management and problem response. The course is for those who need to manage diverse Network and NOC operations.


Requirements from the participants

    1. A laptop with wireless capability

    2. Understanding of IPv4 addressing and general network concepts

    3. Knowledge of UNIX and/or Linux is a plus, but not a strict requirement

    4. Some experience configuring network equipment and the associated command line interfaces (CLI)


Workshop Details

Venue: El Mouradi Hotel, Gammarath, room number (to be available soon)

Date: 9 - 11 December, 2013

Agenda: Click HERE to view the agenda

Fees: 150 EURO for ASREN Members

           250 EURO for ASREN Non-members

Fees for full event are shown HERE



1. Phil Regnauld, Systems Architect & Trainer, NetworkStartup Resource Center (NSRC)







Phil Regnauld is a Network engineer and Trainer for the NetworkStartup Resource Center (NSRC). On the side, Phil is a partner atbluepipe a/s, a small company offering development, network managementand DNS consultancy.

Since 1997, Phil has been participating in workshops around the world, including INET Workshops, AfNOG, APRICOT, SANOG, PacNOG, MENOG, ccTLD trainings around the globe.

At NSRC, Phil is helping with workshop planning, material development, teaching and Direct Engineering & Assistance, with a particular focus on helping RENs (Research & Education Networks) get built and running in Asia and Africa.

He currently sits on the technical advisory board of the .FR TLD registry (AFNIC).

Phil holds a bachelor degree of Computer Science from Université Paris V. In previous lives, Phil was a system and networks administrator for the Copenhagen Kingdom Hospital.

Since then he has designed large DNS and mail platforms for organizations in the Danish private and public sectors (healthcare, pharmaceutical and ISPs).


2. Dale Smith, International Networking CoordinatorNetworkStartup Resource Center (NSRC)







Dale Smith is the International Networking Coordinator at the University of Oregon’s Network Startup Resource Center. Dale is a Principal Investigator for the U.S. National Science Foundation working to develop international research network connections, and he also chairs the Emerging NREN group for Internet2, a national research and education network in the USA. Prior to working as the International Networking Coordinator, Dale was the Director of Networking and Telecommunications Services at the University of Oregon where he worked for over 30 years to develop networking facilities for the University of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest region. Dale received his Bachelor and Masters degrees at the University of Oregon. He has authored a number of papers on leveraging networking technology and teaches throughout Africa and Asia about designing networks to support research and education.


3. John Hicks, Principal Network Systems Engineer, Indiana University







John Hicks started at Indiana University in 1994 working for the Department of Mathematics on the IUPUI campus. His responsibilities included Unix system administration and networking. In 1998 he started working for the IU Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL). At the AVL he primarily focused on programming SGI supercomputers and developing networked collaborative environments. In 1999 he transferred to the IU networking group to work on the NSF-funded TransPAC network, now in its third iteration, connecting the US research and education networks to the Asian Pacific Advanced Network (APAN). His responsibilities with TransPAC3 include network measurement, engineering, and security.

John also provides network measurement and engineering support for a new NSF project, ACE, that connect the US to the European research and education networks (DANTE). He is also a member of the SCinet measurement team, 2008-present, providing networking support for the annual Supercomputing conference. His current professional interests include network measurement, software-defined networking, and large data movement.