ASR9KE: Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials

The Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials (ASR9KE) v6.1 course introduces you to the features and functions of the Cisco® Aggregation Services Router (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, Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, routing protocols including Segment Routing, Layer 2 and Layer 3 multicast, Quality of Service (QoS) features, and network virtualization. The course investigates Cisco Internetworking Operating System (IOS) XR 64-Bit Linux-based feature parity in the environment, as well as how to install Cisco IOS® XR 64-Bit software packages.

Audience

This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers in their network environment. The primary audience for this course includes:

  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Channel partners, resellers

Prerequisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic IOS XR 64-Bit Software configuration commands
  • Basic knowledge of router installation and some experience with installation tools
  • Routing protocol configuration experience with 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

Recommended prerequisites:

Course objectives

This course will help you:

  • Understand the essential features and functions of the ASR 9000 Series routers running Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit software
  • Practice Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit configurations on the ASR 9900 Series router in lab exercises
  • Configure Cisco ASR 9900 configuration changes and restore older versions of the configurationInstall the Cisco IOS
  • XR 64-Bit Software operating system, Package Information Envelopes (PIEs), and Software Maintenance Updates (SMUs)
  • Understand data flow through the Cisco ASR 9000 and ASR 9900 Series router

After taking this course, you should 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 64-Bit IOS XR operating system
  • Understand data flow through the Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
  • Configure Cisco ASR 9000, back out of configuration changes, and restore older versions of the configuration
  • Install the Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software operating system, package information envelopes and software maintenance updates
  • Enable multicast routing on a Cisco ASR 9900 Series router
  • Configure Layer 3 VPN services
  • Configure Ethernet link bundles
  • Configure local Ethernet Line (E-Line) Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN)
  • Configure Ethernet over Multiprotocol Label Switching (EoMPLS) E-Line L2VPN
  • Configure EoMPLS with pseudowire backup
  • Configure local Ethernet LAN(E-LAN) L2VPN
  • Describe Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) L2VPN
  • Describe VPLS with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) autodiscovery
  • Configure service-based Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
  • Configure Layer 2 multicast features
  • Describe basic QoS implementation
  • Describe how to configure and verify network Virtualization (nV) on the ASR 9000 series

Course content

  • Cisco ASR 9000 Series Hardware
  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Architecture and Linux Fundamentals
  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Installation
  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Configuration Basics
  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Routing Protocols
  • Multicast Routing
  • Cisco Multiprotocol Label Switching
  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Segment Routing
  • Layer 3 VPNs
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Architecture
  • Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services
  • Layer 2 Multicast
  • Quality of Service

Labs

Lab 1: ASR 9904 Hardware Discovery Lab
Lab 2: Device Discovery and Initial Configuration
Lab 3: Installing Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software
Lab 4: Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Operations
Lab 5: Configuring IS-IS Routing
Lab 6: Configuring OSPF Routing
Lab 7: Configuring Internal BGP (iBGP) Routing
Lab 8: IPv4 Multicast Configuration
Lab 9: Configuring Multiprotocol Label Switching
Lab 10: Configuring and Verifying IGP Segment Routing
Lab 11: Configuring Layer 3 Virtual Private Network
Lab 12: Local E-Line Service
Lab 13: EoMPLS Service

Certification

There are no exams currently aligned to this course

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