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ECS – Data Center VDX – VCS Fabric Configuration and Implementation - ECS-VDX

WGAC-EXT-VDX

Extreme Networks

Description

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Introduction

This course introduces the deployment of Layer 2 and Layer 3 features in a VDX switch Ethernet fabric. It is designed to help an administrator configure and manage the layer 3 capabilities of an Ethernet fabric-based network.

Prerequisites & Audience

Before taking this course, students should have working knowledge of:

VDX products

Networking Foundations or equivalent knowledge

Acquired 80% or more knowledge self-assessment on Networking Foundations Course

Working knowledge of Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols

Course Benefits

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

Install and configure a VCS Fabric

Configure the VCS parameters to create a VCS Fabric

Configure features such as VLANs, Spanning Tree, vLAGs, breakout ports

Configure other features such as SNMP, NTP, sFLOW, AAA, 802.1x and syslog

Explain VCS Fabric features such as TRILL, DCB, ETS, PFC and FSPF

Explain traffic flow through a VCS Fabric

Explain the steps to upgrade firmware

Explain the Layer 3 processing and forwarding of traffic within a VCS fabric

Describe and configure Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP) in a VCS fabric

Describe the Layer 3 protocols supported in NOS and the various VDX switches

Describe and configure Layer 3 protocols in a VCS fabric using VDX switches

Discuss and deploy Layer 3 security and traffic control features in a VCS fabric

Discuss and deploy Layer 3 redundancy and dynamic routing protocols in a VCS fabric

Describe additional Layer 3 features including multitenancy and flow control

Explain and configure fault detection protocols in a VCS fabric

Identify the concepts and protocols used to deploy an IP Fabric on VDX switches

Discuss best practices when deploying a Layer 3 solution in a VCS fabric

Hands on labs to reinforce lecture material

Course Topics

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Introduction to VCS Fabric

Ethernet Fabrics

Distributed Intelligence

Logical Chassis

Module 3: VDX Hardware

VDX Switch Models

License Options

Module 4: VCS Fabric Technology

TRILL

TRILL Implementation in VCS Fabric

VCS Fabric Formation

Module 5: Firmware Upgrade

Software Versions

Upgrade and Downgrade procedures

Module 6: Configuring VCS Fabrics

VCS Fabric Modes

VCS Fabric Configuration

ISLs and Trunks

Principal Switch

Multicast Root

QSFP Breakout

Module 7: Layer 2 Forwarding

FSPF

ECMP

Prioritisation

eNS

DCB

ETS

PFC

Multicast traffic in VCS

Module 8: VLAN and Edge Port Configurations

Configuring VLANS

Configuration of edge ports

Module 9: Spanning Tree

STP on VCS Fabric Edge Ports

RSTP, MSTP,PVST+, RPVST+ Support

Edge Loop Detection

BPDU Drop

Module 10: Virtual Link Aggregation Groups (vLAGs)

vLAG configuration

Port Speed Settings

vLAG scalability

Module 11: Monitoring, Logging, and Authentication

Configuring sFLOW

SNMP

Syslog

Radius, TACACS+, LADAP/AD

802.1X

NTP

Module 12: VDX – VCS Architecture

ASICS

Packet Flow

Module 13: AMPP

VM Mobility Challenges

Port Profiles

Port Profile states and Migration

AMPP Provisioning steps

vCentre Integration

Module 14: Security and Traffic Control

Standard and Extended ACLS

L2 and L3 ACLs

PBR

DAI

Module 15: Layer 3 Forwarding

IP Forwarding in VCS

L3 traffic flow in vcs Fabric

Module 16: Layer 3 Addressing

IPV4 and IPv6 support

Configuring L3 interfaces

Port channel configuration

Configuring Static Routes

Configuring DHCP Helper

Module 17: Gateway Redundancy

VRRP vs VRRPe

Shortest Path Forwarding

Configuring VRRP and VRRPe

Configuring Fabric virtual Gateway

Module 18: OSPF

Configuring OSPF

Configuring advanced features of OSPF

Monitoring commands

Module 19: BGP

Configuring BGP

Configuring advanced BGP Features

Implementing BGP Policy Changes

BGP Attributes

Module 20: Bidirectional Forwarding Detection

BFD Support for OSPF

BFD Support for BGP

BFD Support for Static Routes

Configuring BFD

Module 21: Multitenancy

VxLAN

Virtual Fabric and FGL

VRF configuration

Routing Protocol configuration in VRF Instance

Route leaking configuration in VRFs

Route Distinguisher

Route Target

Module 22: QoS

QoS Remarking

DSCP to COS Mapping

Flow Based Qos Configuration

Module 23: IP Fabric

Datacentre trends

Creating IP Fabric

ARP/ND Management

VCS vs IP Fabrics

Module 24: Multicasting

IGMP Configuration

PIM Configuration

Snooping Configuration

Module 25: Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting concepts

Data gathering

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