NG REN-NSRC Network Design Workshop

The Network Startup Resource center (NSRC) and the Nigeria ICT Forum of Partnership Institutions conducted a five-day campus network design and REN development Workshop with a group network engineers from universities throughout Nigeria. The program emphasized the importance of the campus network as the foundation in developing robust, high performance National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). The hands-on course addressed design methodologies, including physical cabling, switching architectures, core campus routing and border network design (BGP) for universities. The principal goal was to help improve university networks in Nigeria and prepare for the creation of the physical infrastructure for a Nigerian Research and Education Network.


  • Train University network engineering staff on how to develop a strategic design plan for their campus networks to facilitate successful participation in National and Regional Research and Education Networks
  • Learn current best practices in designing and building hierarchical networks using structured cabling systems, layer 2 switches and layer 3 routers, including where to route and where to switch in campus networks.
  • Improve engineering skills and technical knowledge with university network personnel in operating their physical networks
  • Strengthen the Nigerian technical community (human network) in developing Nigeria's R&E cyberinfrastructure

Dates: July 10-15, 2011
Location:Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, Nigeria

Workshop Resources




These services were available during class:

  • Cacti (Performance)
  • Nagios (Availability)
  • NFSen/NetFlow (Performance)
  • Request Tracker (Ticketing System)
  • Smokeping (Reliability)

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