Duration: 4 days
Version: 2.1
Continuing Education credits: 24 points
Schedule of CLC-eligible Courses: here

The Introduction to Cisco IOS XR (IOSXR100) is an instructor-led or virtual instructor-led course that introduces you to the features and functions of the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS) XR Software operating system.
You will learn the fundamental concepts on which the operating system is based and Cisco IOS XR basic operations, system administration, and troubleshooting. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on lab exercises, you gain an understanding of all major aspects of the operating system, including the architecture, high-availability components, scalability features, configuration basics, basic software operations, configuration file overview, Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) services, Network Time Protocol (NTP) configuration, packet filtering, and management plane protection. You also learn how to monitor the Cisco IOS XR operating system, and how to work with error messages and core dumps.

This course will help you to prepare to deploy, implement, configure, operate, and maintain Cisco IOS XR routers, gain hands-on practice using Cisco IOS XR software and deepen your understanding of the Cisco IOS XR software architecture and capabilities,


After finishing this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the Cisco IOS XR software architecture, high availability components, and scalability features
  • Perform basic configurations on a Cisco IOS XR router
  • Describe Cisco IOS XR software operations
  • Describe the configuration file system
  • Perform Cisco IOS XR software installations
  • Configure AAA services
  • Configure NTP
  • Configure Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), telemetry, and logging
  • Configure routing protocols
  • Monitor processes
  • Use error messages and core dumps


Course outline:
    • Cisco IOS XR Software Overview
    • Cisco IOS XR Software Configuration Basics
    • Cisco IOS XR Software Operations
    • Configuration File System Overview
    • Cisco IOS XR Software Installation
    • AAA Security
    • Network Time Synchronization
    • SNMP, Telemetry, and Logging
    • Basic Routing Configuration
    • Packet Filtering
    • Monitoring Process
    • Core Dumps
Lab outline:
    • Initial Configuration of a Cisco IOS XR Router
    • Configuration Commit and Rollback
    • Configuration File System
    • Cisco IOS XR Software Installation
    • Configuring User Security Policies
    • Cisco IOS XR AAA Configuration
    • Configuring NTP
    • Configuring SNMP, Telemetry, and Logging
    • Configuring Routing Protocols
    • Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Filtering
    • Configuring uRPF and MPP
    • Using Monitoring and Restarting Processes

Prerequisite Knowledge

Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:
  • Experience working with Command-Line Interface (CLI)–based network devices
  • Knowledge of general routing concepts

The primary audience for this course is as follows:
  • System installers
  • System integrators
  • System administrators
  • Network administrators
  • Solution designers