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ASR9KE - Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials

Learn the features and functions of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series platforms.

GK# 5481

Course Overview


In this course, you will learn about the features and functions of the Cisco 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; software; Layer 2 and Layer 3 services; Layer 2 and Layer 3 multicast; operations, administration, and management (OAM); quality of service (QoS) features; and network virtualization.

Note: You are required to bring your own laptop and Ethernet cable to class.


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What You'll Learn

  • Major features and benefits of a Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
  • Major features and benefits of the Cisco IOS XR Software operating system
  • Data flow through the Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
  • Configure the Cisco ASR 9000, back out of configuration changes, and restore older versions of the configuration
  • Install the Cisco IOS XR operating system, package information envelopes (PIEs), and software maintenance updates (SMUs)
  • Enable multicast routing on a Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
  • Configure Multiprotocol Label Switch-Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE) on a Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
  • Configure Layer 3 VPN services
  • Configure Ethernet link bundles
  • Configure local E-Line L2VPN
  • Configure Ethernet over MPLS E-Line L2VPN
  • Configure EoMPLS with pseudowire backup
  • Configure local E-LAN L2VPN
  • Configure link-based Ethernet operations, administration, and maintenance (E-OAM)
  • Configure virtual private LAN service (VPLS) L2VPN
  • Configure VPLS with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) autodiscovery
  • Configure service-based connectivity fault management (CFM)
  • Multiple Spanning Tree-Access Gateway (MST-AG)
  • Configure Layer 2 multicast features
  • Basic QoS implementation
  • How to configure and verify network virtualization (nV) on the ASR 9000 series


Viewing outline for:

Classroom Live Outline

1. Introduction to the Cisco ASR 9000 Aggregation Series

2. Cisco ASR 9000 Hardware

3. Cisco IOS XR Software Overview

4. Cisco IOS XR Software Basics

5. Cisco IOS XR Software Installation

6. Cisco IOS XR Software Operations

7. Cisco IOS XR Routing Protocols

8. Layer 3 Multicast

9. Cisco IOS XR MPLS

10. Cisco IOS XR Layer 3 VPN

11. Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Architecture

12. Cisco ASR 9000 Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services

13. Cisco ASR 9000 Multipoint Layer 2 Services

14. Cisco ASR 9000 Operations, Administration, and Maintenance

15. Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Multicast

16. Cisco ASR 9000 QoS

17. Cisco ASR 9000 Network Virtualization


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Hardware Discovery and Initial Configuration

Lab 2: Cisco IOS XR Software Installation

Lab 3: Cisco IOS XR Operations

Lab 4: OSPF Routing Configuration

Lab 5: IS-IS Routing Configuration

Lab 6: BGP Routing Configuration

Lab 7: Layer 3 Multicast

Lab 8: MPLS

Lab 9: Layer 3 VPN

Lab 10: Local E-Line

Lab 11: EoMPLS E-Line

Lab 12: Local E-LAN

Lab 13: VPLS

Lab 14: OAM

Lab 15: Layer 2 Multicast

Who Should Attend

  • Technical professionals, including system engineers, technical support personnel, channel partners, and resellers, who need to know how to deploy Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers in their network environment

Vendor Credits


This course can be purchased using 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: 5 day

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