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SoftLayer Network Implementation

Learn the essential skills to become proficient in implementing the SoftLayer IaaS platform.

GK# 3573 Vendor# U63573G

Course Overview


In this course, you will learn how to implement one of SoftLayer’s network Infrastructure-as-a-Solution (IaaS). You will be introduced to how to connect to the cloud to take advantage of SoftLayer’s (IaaS) capabilities. This approach will be offered through instructor-led instruction, active demonstrations, and use of hands-on labs. (CK302G)


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What You'll Learn


What You'll Learn

  • Order, configure, deploy, and scale infrastructure to manage and tackle common network implementation issues
  • Best practices based on real client implementations
  • Expert tips from production environments
  • SoftLayer self-managed support structure and processes
  • SoftLayer resources


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Perimeter Firewalls

  • Fortinet FortiGate Security Appliance (FSA) Overview
  • FSA Firewall Rules
  • FSA Site-to-Site VPN

2. Secondary IP

  • IP Addressing
  • Virtual Networking

3. Routing and Network Security

  • Network Fundamentals
  • SoftLayer Data Center Scalability
  • Introduction to Brocade vRouter (Vyatta)
  • Enabling Intra/Inter-pod Routing
  • Security Zones and Firewalling
  • Enabling NAT on the Vyatta
  • VPN Technologies
  • FSA vs. Brocade Comparison

4. Load Balancing and SSL Offloading

  • Local versus global load balancing
  • Introducing Citrix NetScaler
  • Local load balancing with Citrix NetScaler
  • SSL Offload
  • Global load balancing with Citrix NetScaler


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Introduction to Brocade vRouter

Lab 2: Enabling routing with Brocade vRouter

Lab 3: Firewalling with Brocade vRouter

Lab 4: Enabling NAT on Brocade vRouter

Lab 5: Assigning Secondary IPs

Lab 6: Introduction to Citrix NetScaler

Lab 7: Local load balancing with Citrix NetScaler

Lab 8: SSL Offloading


  • Experience in network and systems administration
  • Knowledge of network design and implementation principles, especially Brocade and Citrix products
  • Experience with load balancing, Internet and web-hosting fundamentals
  • General knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP)

Who Should Attend

  • Network administrators who need to understand the cloud connectivity considerations to manage networks
  • System administrators who need to manage the overall system connectivity and performance
  • Software developers, especially those in a developer operations (DevOps) role IT
  • Solution and software architects who need to understand how to implement the solutions designed for IaaS requirements
Training Exclusives

This course comes with the following benefits:

  • Digital Courseware
  • 12 Months of Indexed Virtual Class Recordings
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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 3 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 3 day

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