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Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials

  • Course Code ASR9KE
  • Duration 4 days
  • Version 6.1

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Course Overview

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The Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials 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.

Course Schedule

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    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 30 September-03 October, 2024
    • Location: Virtual

    £3,095.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 03-06 December, 2024
    • Location: Virtual

    £3,095.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 07-10 April, 2025
    • Location: Virtual

    £3,095.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 06-09 October, 2025
    • Location: Virtual

    £3,095.00

Target Audience

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Technical professionals who need to know how to deploy Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers in their network environment.

Course Objectives

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After you complete this course you will 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

Course Content

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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

Labs:

  • Lab 1: ASR 9904 Hardware Discovery Lab
  • Lab 2: Device Discovery and Initial Configuration
  • Lab 3: Installing Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software
  • Lab 4: Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Operations
  • Lab 5: Configuring IS-IS Routing
  • Lab 6: Configuring OSPF Routing
  • Lab 7: Configuring Internal BGP (iBGP) Routing
  • Lab 8: IPv4 Multicast Configuration
  • Lab 9: Configuring Multiprotocol Label Switching
  • Lab 10: Configuring and Verifying IGP Segment Routing
  • Lab 11: Configuring Layer 3 Virtual Private Network
  • Lab 12: Local E-Line Service
  • Lab 13: EoMPLS Service

Course Prerequisites

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Attendees should meet the following prerequsites:

  • 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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Test Certification

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Recommended preparation for exam(s):

  • There is no exam aligned to this course
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