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Cisco IOS XR operating system basics


5 days.

Training description

The course introduces the principles of operation and configuration of the Cisco IOS XR operating system. The course will be useful for all administrators and technicians who encounter Cisco equipment as part of their work.

The course includes: lectures, digital materials, access to the platform with practical assignments.

Course syllabus

Module 1: The architecture of telecom operators' networks

1) Introduction to telecom operators' networks.

2) The general principles of building telecommunications carriers' networks.

3) Services provided by telecom operators.

4) Protocols and technologies used in carriers' networks.

Module 2: Cisco equipment for carriers

1) Description of hardware platforms for service providers.

2) Description of the architecture and functionality of the Cisco IOS XR.

3) Maintenance operations for the Cisco IOS XR and Cisco IOS XE operating systems.

4) Working with configuration in the Cisco IOS XR operating system.

5) Lab 1: Working with the IOS XR operating system.

Module 3: Switching in service provider networks

1) Differences of L2 domains of corporate and operator networks.

2) The use of classic L2 technologies in the operator networks (VLAN, trunk, QinQ, StackWise, EtherChannel).

3) Introduction to L2 services provided by the operator.

4) Laboratory work 2: Configuring the L2 domain of the operator's access network.

Module 4: Transferring traffic inside operator's network

1) Introduction to the IGP family of protocols.

2) Routing protocols of the Link-State class.

3) OSPF protocol.

4) Laboratory work 3: Implementation of OSPF.

5) IS-IS protocol.

6) Laboratory work 4: Deployment of IS-IS.

7) Configuring interaction between several routing protocols.

Module 5: External routing of service provider networks

1) Introduction to the BGP protocol.

2) BGP sessions.

3) Exchanging routes via the BGP protocol.

4) An understanding of route attributes in the BGP protocol.

5) The process of selecting the best route in the BGP protocol.

6) Effects on traffic flows using the BGP protocol.

7) Basic configuration of the BGP protocol.

8) Lab 5: Basic BGP Protocol Configuration

Module 6: Classic carrier network core technologies

1) MPLS technology.

2) Introduction to label distribution protocols. The LDP protocol.

3) Basic MPLS configuration.

4) Introduction to QoS.

5) DiffServ model tools and their purpose.

6) Lab 6: Basic MPLS configuration.

Module 7: IPv6 in carrier networks

1) Methods of transition to IPv6.

2) Support for IPv6 by classic carrier services.

3) Lab 7: Basic IPv6 setup.