Calendar and Venue

Date: 15th to 17th June, 2017
Time: 09:00 – 18:00 NPT (GMT+0545)
Venue: Hotel Yellow Pagoda, Kantipath, Kathmandu – map

Workshop Details


This is a technical workshop, made up of lecture and hands-on lab work to teach the OSPF and BGP skills required for the configuration and operation of large scale networks that make up the Internet.
Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:

  • OSPF design and best practices for Service Provider networks
  • IPv6 Protocol, Addressing and Routing
  • BGP protocol, attributes and policy control
  • BGP scalability (including Route Reflectors and Communities)
  • BGP Best Practices, including Aggregation
  • BGP multihoming techniques (redundancy and load balancing)
  • BGP Communities as used by Network Operators
  • ISP Best Practices

Target Audience
Technical staff who are now building or operating a wide area service provider network with international and/or multi-provider connectivity, or considering participation at an Internet Exchange point, or University students who are interested to build network or considering deploying IPv6 across their infrastructure and to their end users.
It is assumed that the workshop participants are proficient with a router command line interface, have a good understanding of OSPF or IS-IS, as well as experience with using BGP in an operational network.This workshop is not an introduction. Participants are expected to have already knowledge and day to day operational experience of routing protocols.The lab exercises use Cisco IOS configuration syntax.
Ram Krishna Pariyar (Subisu)
Tashi Phuntsho (Apnic)
Shaqayeq Saleh (Apnic)
Indiver Badal (Mavorion)
Uttam Shrestha Rana (URS Network)


Network Management / Monitoring Workshop

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

Target Audience

Engineers and system staff at ISPs and large 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.


Participants are assumed to have good knowledge of Unix/Linux and understand the general concepts related to networking and IPv4 addressing.

Participants are required to bring laptops with working wireless.

Workshop Topics

The workshop will be a combination of theory and lab. The lab will constitute about 60% of the total course. Ubuntu Linux server version will be workshop platform. The course will cover:

  • General network management and planning principles
  • Network analysis and performance measurement
  • Practical Cisco router configuration tips for network monitoring
  • Network Operations Center concepts, including documenting your network and the use of network documentation systems such as Netdot
  • SNMP and SNMP security consideration
  • Nagios, Cacti, SmokePing and Observium network monitoring tools
  • Ticketing systems (RT) and integration with other tools
  • Change control including Subversion, RANCID and web tools NetFlow and NFSen
  • Log management and monitoring with Tenshi and rsyslog

Rupesh Basnet (OM Network)
Chatur Ratna Shakya (PCH)
Kijush Maharjan (Wlink)
Dibya Khatiwada (PCH)


Downloads will be available after the workshop.

Optical Fiber Network Design

Day 1

  • Fiber Optics Concepts, Fiber types and Cables
  • Packaging, Laying and Enclosures
  • Color codes, tube, connectors and Patch cord
  • Network Interface Device
  • Labs

Day 2

  • Wavelengths and losses in optical fiber
  • Optical Distribution Network
    FTTx Introduction and Design
  • Link Budget Calculation
  • DWDM Introduction
  • Labs

Day 3

  • Fiber Splicing
  • Power meter, Optical Fault Locator
  • Fiber Cleaner
  • OTDR
  • Labs

Kiran Devkota (Wlink)

Sachin Saud (Subisu)
Gyanendra Maharjan (ICT4D Nepal)
Krishna Murari Poudel (wlink)


Certificate of Completion

Participants who successfully complete the 3-day workshops will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Terms and Conditions

For Workshops: All Tracks

  • All participants are expected to bring his/her own laptop for the workshop. The event organizers won’t be able to provide any laptops. The laptop should be able to connect to Workshop wireless network.
  • Basic knowledge of Computer Networks is required.
  • You agree to the event “Terms & Conditions” and are expected to observe fully the “Code of Conduct”.