Length
4 days
VERSION
6.1

Overview

The Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials (ASR9KE) course introduces you to the features and functions of the Cisco® Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 9000 Series platforms.

Through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs, you will gain an understanding of all major aspects of the platform, including hardware, Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, routing protocols including Segment Routing, Layer 2 and Layer 3 multicast, Quality of Service (QoS) features, and network virtualization. The course investigates Cisco Internetworking Operating System (IOS) XR 64-Bit Linux-based feature parity in the environment, as well as how to install Cisco IOS® XR 64-Bit software packages.

Key Topics

Detailed Info
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Hardware
  • Multicast Routing
  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Segment Routing
  • Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services
  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software
  • Cisco Multiprotocol Label Switching
  • Layer 3 VPNs
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Architecture
  • Layer 2 Multicast
  • Quality of Service
Skills Gained
Key Topics
Target Audience
Prerequisites

Skills Gained

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • List and describe the major features and benefits of a Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
  • List and describe the major features and benefits of the Cisco 64-Bit IOS XR operating system
  • Understand data flow through the Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
  • Configure Cisco ASR 9000, back out of configuration changes, and restore older versions of the configuration
  • Install the Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software operating system, package information envelopes, and software maintenance updates
  • Enable multicast routing on a Cisco ASR 9900 Series router
  • Configure Layer 3 VPN services
  • Configure Ethernet link bundles
  • Configure local Ethernet Line (E-Line) Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN)
  • Configure Ethernet over Multiprotocol Label Switching (EoMPLS) E-Line L2VPN
  • Configure EoMPLS with pseudowire backup
  • Configure local Ethernet LAN (E-LAN) L2VPN
  • Describe Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) L2VPN
  • Describe VPLS with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) autodiscovery
  • Configure service-based Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
  • Configure Layer 2 multicast features
  • Describe basic QoS implementation
  • Describe how to configure and verify network Virtualization (nV) on the ASR 9000 series

Key Topics

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Hardware

  • Examining the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Chassis
  • Examining the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Architecture
  • Examining the Route Switch Processor/ Route Processor (RSP/RP)
  • Functions and Fabric Architecture
  • Examining the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Line Card
  • Examining the Cisco ASR 9000 Power Subsystems

Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Architecture and Linux Fundamentals

  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Fundamentals
  • Cisco ASR 9000 IOS XR 64-Bit vs. 32-Bit
  • Exploring Linux Fundamentals

Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Installation

  • Examining Resource Allocations and Media Mappings
  • Migrating to Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software
  • Performing Disaster Recovery
  • Installing Software Packages

Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Configuration Basics

  • Configuring Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Basic Operations
  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Initial Configuration
  • Reviewing the Configuration

Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Routing Protocols

  • Exploring Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)
  • Exploring OSPF
  • Exploring BGP
  • Exploring Routing Protocol for LLN

Multicast Routing

  • Exploring Multicast Routing
  • Exploring Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)

Cisco Multiprotocol Label Switching

  • Examining the MPLS Forwarding Infrastructure
  • Implementing the MPLS Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)

Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Segment Routing

  • Segment Routing Concepts
  • Interior Gateway Protocol Segment Routing (IGP SR) Control Plane Overview
  • Prefix and Adjacency Segment IDs (SIDs)
  • SR IS-IS Multi-Level and OSPF Multi-Area
  • IS-IS SR Configuration and Verification
  • OSPF SR Configuration and Verification

Layer 3 VPNs

  • Examining L3VPNs
  • Exploring L3VPN Control and Data Flow
  • Configuring L3VPNs
  • Verifying the L3VPN Operation

Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Architecture

  • Examining Carrier Ethernet and Flexible Ethernet Edge
  • Comparing Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs
  • Examining the ASR 9000 Layer 2 Infrastructure and Ethernet Flow Points (EFPs)
  • Layers 2 and 3 Coexistence and VLAN Tag Manipulation
  • Exploring the Layer 2 Network Infrastructure

Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services

  • Point-to-Point Alternating Current-Alternating Current (AC-AC) and Attachment Circuit Redundancy
  • Point-to-Point AC-Pseudowire (PW) Cross-Connect
  • Examining Pseudowire Redundancy and Resiliency

Layer 2 Multicast

  • Examining the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Multicast
  • Implementing Multicast

Quality of Service

  • QoS Basics and the Modular QoS CLI (MQC) Mode
  • Layer 2 QoS Example

Lab outline

ASR 9904 Hardware Discovery Lab
Device Discovery and Initial Configuration
Installing Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software
Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Operations
Configuring IS-IS Routing
Configuring OSPF Routing
Configuring Internal BGP (iBGP) Routing
IPv4 Multicast Configuration
Configuring Multiprotocol Label Switching
Configuring and Verifying IGP Segment Routing
Configuring Layer 3 Virtual Private Network
Local E-Line Service
EoMPLS Service

Target Audience

This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers in their network environment. The primary audience for this course includes:

  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Channel partners, resellers

Prerequisites

Following are the prerequisites for this course:

  • Basic IOS XR 64-Bit Software configuration commands
  • Basic knowledge of router installation and some experience with installation tools
  • Routing protocol configuration experience with BGP, Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Knowledge of Layer 2 IEEE switching and related protocols
  • Strong knowledge of MPLS configuration or multicast configuration experience
  • Experience troubleshooting Cisco routers in a large network environment
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