This course teaches you the advanced skills necessary to implement and operate enterprise level Aruba campus switching solutions. You will build on the skills you learned at the Associate level to configure and manage modern, open standards-based networking solutions using Aruba's OS-CX routing and switching technologies. In this course, participants learn about ArubaOS-CX switch technologies including: securing port access with Aruba's dynamic segmentation, redundancy technologies such as Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), link aggregation techniques including Link Aggregation Protocol (LACP) and switch virtualization with Aruba’s Virtual Switching Extension (VSX) and Aruba's Virtual Switching Framework (VSF). This course is approximately 50% lecture and 50% hands-on lab exercises.
After you successfully complete this course, expect to be able to:
Use NetEdit to manage switch configurations
Use the Network Analytics Engine (NAE) to implement scripting solutions to provide for proactive network management and monitoring
Compare and contrast VSX, VSF, and backplane stacking
Explain how VSX handles a split-brain scenario
Implement and manage a VSX fabric
Define ACLs and identify the criteria by which ACLs select traffic
Configure ACLs on AOS-CX switches to select given traffic
Apply static ACLs to interfaces to meet the needs of a particular scenario
Examine an ACL configuration and determine the action taken on specific packets
Deploy AOS-Switches in single-area and multi-area OSPF systems
Use area definitions and summaries to create efficient and scalable multiple area designs
Advertise routes to external networks in a variety of OSPF environments
Promote fast, effective convergence during a variety of failover situations
Use virtual links as required to establish non-direct connections to the backbone
Implement OSFP authentication
Establish and monitor BGP sessions between your routers and ISP routers
Advertise an IP block to multiple ISP routers
Configure a BGP router to advertise a default route in OSPF
Use Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) to optimize forwarding of multicast traffic within VLANs
Describe the differences between IGMP and IGMP snooping
Distinguish between PIM-DM and PIM-SM
Implement PIM-DM and PIM-SM to route multicast traffic
Implement Virtual Routing Forwarding (VRF) policies to contain and segregate routing information
Create route maps to control routing policies
Understand the use of user roles to control user access on AOS-CX switches
Implement local user roles on AOS-CX switches and downloadable user roles using a ClearPass solution
Implement 802.1X on AOS-CX switch ports
Integrate AOS-CX switches with an Aruba ClearPass solution, which might apply dynamic role settings
Implement RADIUS-based MAC Authentication (MAC-Auth) on AOS-CX switch ports
Configure captive portal authentication on AOS-CX switches to integrate them with an Aruba ClearPass solution
Combine multiple forms of authentication on a switch port that supports one or more simultaneous users
Configure dynamic segmentation on AOS-CX switches
Explain how technologies such as sFlow and traffic mirroring allow you to monitor network traffic
Describe how AOS-CX switches prioritize traffic based on its queue
Configure AOS-CX switches to honor the appropriate QoS marks applied by other devices
Configure AOS-CX switches to select traffic, apply the appropriate QoS marks, and place the traffic in the proper priority queues
Implement rate limiting
Understand how the Virtual Output Queuing (VOQ) feature mitigates head-of-line (HOL) blocking
Configure a voice VLAN and LLDP-MED
Who Can Benefit
Typical candidates for this course are IT Professionals who will deploy and manage networks based on HPE’s ArubaOS-CX switches.
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
What does GTR stand for?
GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
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We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
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Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
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