Description

The Cisco Service Provider Mobility Foundation and Intermediate LTE (LTE201) v1.2 is a 5-day instructor-led course that provides detailed instruction on how to manage, monitor, and configure the Cisco Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 5000 and Cisco ASR 5500 with the Cisco Virtual Packet Core (VPC), and how to build the required services to support an LTE/SAE public mobile LAN network.

In the foundation sections of the course, you are introduced to the hardware and software architecture of the ASR 5000, ASR 5500, and VPC. You’ll also learn how to navigate and use the Cisco StarOS command line and configure threshold crossing alarms.

In the intermediate sections, you focus on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards and how the ASR 5000, ASR 5500, and VPC are configured to support 4G entities such as Mobility Management Entity (MME), Serving Gateway (SGW), and PDN Gateway (PGW). You build and monitor single-subscriber call flows with default and dedicated bearers on the systems. Troubleshooting techniques for the entire Long-Term Evolution (LTE)/ Secure Agile Exchange (SAE) packet core are used throughout the course.

This course will help you learn to manage, monitor, and configure the Cisco ASR 5000 and Cisco ASR 5500 with Cisco Virtual Packet Core, build the required services to support an LTE/SAE public mobile LAN network and build and monitor single-subscriber call flows with default and dedicated bearers on the systems

The course is available only as a private group training (up to 12 people).

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Hardware and software architecture of the Cisco ASR 5500 chassis
  • Hardware and software architecture of the Cisco ASR 5000 chassis
  • StarOS CLI for chassis management, monitoring, and configuration
  • Initial system configuration including creating administrative users, hardware redundancy, and remote management functions
  • Implementing management functions, such as threshold crossing alarms, and hardware and software monitoring
  • Basic troubleshooting of hardware and software
  • Monitoring subscriber bearers, attaching request through the Cisco ASR 5500 and Cisco ASR 5000 devices, seeing how resources for each service are dedicated, and detecting the flows as they traverse the switching fabric

Outline

The course contains these components:
Mobility Foundation
    • Hardware Architecture
      • ASR 5500 Hardware Architecture
      • ASR 5000 Hardware Architecture
      • Cisco Virtualized Packet Core–Single Instance (VPC-SI) Overview
      • Cisco Virtualized Packet Core–Distributed Instance (VPC-DI) Overview
    • StarOS Software Architecture
      • StarOS Evolved Packet Core (EPC) Software Architecture
      • Initial System Setup
      • Introduction to the StarOS CLI
      • Global Configuration Settings
      • Configuration Terminology
    • Troubleshooting
      • ASR 5500 Hardware Troubleshooting
      • ASR 5000 Hardware Troubleshooting
      • VPC Troubleshooting
      • Software Troubleshooting
      • Logging and Threshold Crossing Alarms

Mobility Intermediate
    • EPC Overview
    • MME Service Administration
    • SGW Function, Operation, Configuration
    • PGW Configuration
    • Configuring Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN) Collocated Services

Lab outline
  • Introduction to the Command Line Interface
  • Configure Logging and Threshold Crossing Alarms
  • Configure Contexts and Interfaces
  • Configure MME
  • Configure the SGW Service
  • Configure the PGW Service
  • Configure GGSN Service

Prerequisite Knowledge

Before taking this course, you should have a thorough understanding of IP routing and networking protocols, and a basic working knowledge of applicable 3GPP network operations.
Bring a laptop or notebook computer with the following: