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Course Overview

This course provides an in-depth study of the Extreme SLX family of products and how they are utilized in an enterprise network. The course covers core competencies of configuration, operations and maintenance of Extreme SLX products. This course also covers IP Fabric configuration and implementation.

Target Audience

This course is designed for network administrators, system administrators, network architects, systems engineers, and technical support engineers who are involved with advanced installation, configuration, maintenance, and basic troubleshooting of SLX products.

Course Prerequisites

Before taking this course, students should have working knowledge of:

  • A working knowledge of Networking protocols and implementation
  • Acquired at least 80% in Extreme Networking Foundations knowledge assessment test

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe Extreme’s SLX hardware
  • Configure and implement management protocols on SLX devices
  • Configure and implement monitoring and reporting features on SLX Products including syslogs and sFlow
  • Perform hardware troubleshooting and support functions on SLX devices
  • Perform firmware upgrades on SLX devices
  • Configure, deploy and maintain Link Aggregation Groups (LAGS)
  • Describe, configure, and maintain Multi-Chassis Trunking (MCT)
  • Configure, implement, and maintain IP Fabric
  • Use cases of deploying SLX devices
  • Discuss BGP4 Neighboring adjacencies and troubleshooting
  • Configure basic BGP peering and route advertising
  • Configure, implement, and maintain tunnels using SLX Products
  • Configure, implement, and maintain MPLS on SLX Products
  • Configure, implement, and maintain security and traffic control using ACLs 

Course Agenda

  • ​SLX Products Overview
  • SLX Architecture
    • SLX Architecture
    • SLX Hardware
    • OS Architecture
  • SLX Use Cases
    • Deployment Scenarios
    • Spine and Leaf
    • Case study
  • Essentials and Administration
    • Access
    • System Configuration
    • SNMP and NTP etc
  • Firmware Upgrades
    • Software Image Download
    • Upgrading Process
    • Config Backup
    • Best Practices
  • L2 Forwarding
    • L2 Frame forwarding
    • L2 Redundancy
    • Packet flow
  • VLAN and Port Configuration
    • VLAN Configuration
    • Edge Port Configuration
    • Trunk Port Configuration
  • LACP and LLDP Configuration
    • Link Aggregation
    • LACP Configuration
    • LLDP Configuration
  • Protocol Independent Routing
    • Static Routes Configuration
    • Aggregate Routes Configuration
    • Default Routes
  • Configuring IP Fabrics
    • IP Fabric
    • Configuring IP Fabrics
    • Monitoring Commands
  • Advanced Configuration of IGP’s
    • Configuring OSPF
    • Monitoring of OSPF
    • OSPF Scalability
    • Multi Area OSPF
    • Advanced features of OSPF
  • Advanced Configuration of BGP
    • Configuring BGP
    • BGP Route selection
    • BGP Attributes
    • BGP Route advertisements
  • Configuration of MPLS
    • MPLS Signalling Protocols
    • MPLS Tunnel establishment
    • MPLS Label Distribution
    • MPLS tunnel configuration
    • MPLS troubleshooting commands
  • MPLS Traffic Engineering
    • RSVP
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Configuration
    • Monitoring and troubleshooting
  • ACLs and Security
    • ACLs
    • Configuring ACLs
    • ACL filtering
  • sFlow
    • Configuring sFLOW
    • Monitoring
  • SLX Analytics
  • SLX Applications
  • Basic Troubleshooting ​ ​

Course Duration

5 days

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