Description

The Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essential v5.0 instructor-led course offered by Cisco High-Touch Delivery Learning Services introduces you to the features and functions of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers platform. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs, you learn all major aspects of the platform, including hardware, software, Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, Layer 2 and Layer 3 multicast, Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM), quality of service (QoS) features, and network virtualization.

Objectives

Upon completing 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 IOS XR Software operating system
  • Understand 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)
  • Describe Multiple Spanning Tree–Access Gateway (MST-AG)
  • Configure Layer 2 multicast features
  • Describe basic QoS implementation
  • Describe how to configure and verify network virtualization (nV) on the ASR 9000 series

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Introduction to the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Series Routers
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Hardware
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Overview
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Configuration 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 Operation, Administration, and Maintenance
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Multicast
  • Cisco ASR 9000 QoS
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Network Virtualization

Lab outline:
  • Hardware Discovery and Initial Configuration
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Installation
  • Cisco IOS XR Operations
  • OSPF Routing Configuration
  • IS-IS Routing Configuration
  • BGP Routing Configuration
  • Layer 3 Multicast
  • MPLS
  • Layer 3 VPN
  • Local E-Line
  • EoMPLS E-Line
  • Local E-LAN
  • VPLS
  • OAM
  • Layer 2 Multicast

Prerequisite Knowledge

The following are the prerequisites for this course:
  • Basic knowledge of router installation and some experience with installation tools
  • Routing protocol configuration experience with Border Gateway Protocol (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