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Introduction to Cisco IOS XR-IOSXR100

Learn about the features and functions of the Cisco IOS XR Software operating system.

GK# 5652

Course Overview


In this course, you will learn about the features and functions of the Cisco IOS XR Software operating system. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on lab exercises, you will gain an understanding of all major aspects of the operating system, including the architecture, high-availability components, scalability features, configuration basics, switch fabric data path, basic software operations, configuration file overview, monitoring the Cisco IOS XR operating system, and working with error messages and core dumps.


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What You'll Learn

  • Cisco IOS XR general architecture
  • Introduction to the Cisco IOS XR command line interface (CLI)
  • Basic system configuration
  • Tracing the switch fabric data path
  • Monitoring the Cisco IOS XR system
  • Working within the Cisco IOS XR configuration file system
  • Interpreting Cisco IOS XR error messages and log file messages
  • Creating system core dumps 


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Cisco IOS XR Software Overview

  • Cisco IOS XR Architecture
  • High Availability
  • Scalability

2. Cisco IOS XR Configuration Basics

  • Configuration Operations
  • Initial Configuration
  • Route Processor Redundancy

3. Switch Fabric Architecture

  • Cisco IOS XR Architecture, High Availability, and Scalability Review
  • Verifying the Fabric Data Path

4. Cisco IOS XR Software Operations

  • Examining the Operation Basics
  • Examining Configuration Operations
  • Examining Configuration Rollback and Recovery
  • Examining Process Management

5. Configuration File System Overview
6. Monitoring the Cisco IOS XR Operating System

  • Cisco IOS XR Architecture
  • System Monitoring Commands

7. Error Messages and Core Dumps

  • System Error Messages
  • Logging System Messages
  • Cisco IOS XR Core Dumps


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Hardware Discovery and Initial Configuration

  • Task 1: Hardware Environment
  • Task 2: Initial Configuration

Lab 2: Reviewing the Configuration

  • Task 1: Active and Target Configuration
  • Task 2: Displaying Interface Information

Lab 3: Route Processor Redundancy

  • Task 1: Route Processor Redundancy and Switchover

Lab 4: Verifying the Cisco IOS XR Switch Fabric Data Path

  • Task 1: Verifying System Status
  • Task 2: Verifying State of the Fabric Planes
  • Task 3: Verifying Line Card and Route Processor Fabric Connectivity
  • Task 4: Displaying Fabric Link Connectivity
  • Task 5: Tracing Fabric Data Path

Lab 5: Make and Test Configuration Changes

  • Task 1: Making Configuration Changes

Lab 6: Configuration Commit and Rollback

  • Task 1: Commit and Rollback

Lab 7: Process Management

  • Task 1: Process Restartability

Lab 8: Configuration File System

  • Task 1: Navigating the Configuration File System
  • Task 2: Exploring Sysdb
  • Task 3: Exploring the Binary Files
  • Task 4: Comparing ASCII and Binary Files one Active and Standby Route Processors

Lab 9: System Monitoring

  • Task 1: Verifying the Manageability PIE Files
  • Task 2: Monitoring the System

Lab 10: Working with System Log Messages

  • Task 1: Working with System Log Messages

Lab 11: Core Dumps

  • Task 1: Working with Core Dumps


  • Knowledge of general routing concepts
  • Experience working with CLI-based network devices

Who Should Attend

  • Technical professionals
  • Network operations center (NOC) operators
  • System administrators
  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • ​Channel partners and resellers 

Vendor Credits


This course can be purchased with Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs).

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: 2 day

Virtual Classroom Live

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

Duration: 4 day

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