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Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials

In this 4-day course, Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials (ASR9KE), you will learn about the features and functions of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series platforms. Through a combination...

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$3,595 USD
Course Code ASR9KE-NTO
Duration 5 days
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

In this 4-day course, Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials (ASR9KE), 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.

Skills Gained

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course. Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • 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) autodiscover
  • 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

Who Can Benefit

The primary audience for this course are as follows:

  • 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

Course Details

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to the Cisco ASR 9000 Aggregation Series
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Hardware
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Overview
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Basics
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Installation
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Operations
  • Cisco IOS XR Routing Protocols
  • Layer 3 Multicast
  • Cisco IOS XR MPLS
  • Cisco IOS XR Layer 3 VPN
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Architecture
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Multipoint Layer 2 Services
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Operations, Administration, and Maintenance
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Multicast
  • Cisco ASR 9000 QoS
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Network Virtualization

Lab Outline:

  • 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

Module 3: 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

Module 4: 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

Module 5: 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

Module 6: Multicast Routing

  • Exploring Multicast Routing
  • Exploring Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)

Module 7: Cisco Multiprotocol Label Switching

  • Examining the MPLS Forwarding Infrastructure
  • Implementing the MPLS Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)

Module 8: 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

Module 9: Layer 3 VPNs

  • Examining L3VPNs
  • Exploring L3VPN Control and Data Flow
  • Configuring L3VPNs
  • Verifying the L3VPN Operation

Module 10: 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

Module 11: Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services

  • Point-to-Point AC-AC and Attachment Circuit Redundancy
  • Point-to-Point AC-Pseudowire (PW) Cross-Connect
  • Examining Pseudowire Redundancy and Resiliency

Module 12: Layer 2 Multicast

  • Examining the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Multicast
  • Implementing Multicast

Module 13: Quality of Service

  • QoS Basics and the Modular QoS CLI (MQC) Mode
  • Layer 2 QoS Example

Lab Outline

Labs are designed to assure learners a whole practical experience, through the following practical activities:

  • ASR 9904 Hardware Discovery Lab
  • Device Discovery and Initial Configuration
  • Installing Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software
  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Operations
  • Configuring IS-IS Routing
  • Configuring OSPF Routing
  • Configuring Internal BGP (iBGP) Routing
  • IPv4 Multicast Configuration
  • Configuring Multiprotocol Label Switching
  • Configuring and Verifying IGP Segment Routing
  • Configuring Layer 3 Virtual Private Network
  • Local E-Line Service
  • EoMPLS Service
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