Introduction to Cisco IOS XR (IOSXR100)

Duration: 4 Days (32 Hours)

Introduction to Cisco IOS XR (IOSXR100) Course Overview:

Discover the power of the Cisco® Internetwork Operating System (IOS®) XR Software with the Introduction to Cisco IOS XR (IOSXR100) v2.0 course. This comprehensive training program provides a solid introduction to the operating system, covering fundamental concepts, essential operations, system administration, and troubleshooting techniques.

Through a combination of engaging lectures and hands-on lab exercises, participants will gain a deep understanding of the Cisco IOS XR operating system. Explore topics such as architecture, high-availability components, scalability features, configuration basics, software operations, and configuration file management. Learn how to set up Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) services, configure Network Time Protocol (NTP), implement packet filtering, and protect the management plane.

The course also equips participants with the skills to effectively monitor the Cisco IOS XR operating system and handle error messages and core dumps. By the end of the training, you’ll be well-versed in the intricacies of the operating system, enabling you to confidently operate, troubleshoot, and administer Cisco IOS XR-based networks.

Enroll in the Introduction to Cisco IOS XR (IOSXR100) v2.0 course and unlock the potential of the Cisco IOS XR Software. Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to navigate this powerful operating system, ensuring the stability, scalability, and security of your network infrastructure.

How you’ll benefit
This course will help you:
● Prepare to deploy, implement, configure, operate, and maintain Cisco IOS XR routers
● Gain hands-on practice using Cisco IOS XR software
● Deepen your understanding of the Cisco IOS XR software architecture and capabilities

Who should enroll
● System installers
● System integrators
● System administrators
● Network administrators
● Solution designers

Technology areas
● Service provider
● Networking


After taking this course, you should 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

● Cisco IOS XR Software Overview
◦ Platform Overview
◦ Cisco IOS XR Architecture
◦ Cisco IOS XR High Availability
● Cisco IOS XR Software Configuration Basics
◦ Cisco IOS XR Configuration Operations
◦ Cisco IOS XR Initial Configuration
◦ Reviewing the Configuration
● Cisco IOS XR Software Operations
◦ Examining Configuration Operations
◦ Examining Configuration Rollback and Recovery
● Configuration File System Overview
◦ Examining the Binary Configuration
◦ Examining the Commit Database
◦ Examining the ASCII Configuration
◦ Examining the Nonvolatile Generation (NVgen) Files
◦ Verifying Cisco Fabric Services (CFS) Integrity
● Cisco IOS XR Software Installation
◦ Software Package Basics
◦ Installing Software Packages

● AAA Security
◦ AAA Fundamentals
◦ Task-Based Security
◦ Configuring a User Security Policy
◦ Authentication with Remote Servers
◦ Configuring Router to AAA Server Communication
◦ Configuring Authentication
◦ Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System Plus (TACACS+) Command Authorization
◦ Configuring Accounting
◦ AAA Troubleshooting

● Network Time Synchronization
◦ Network Time Protocol
● SNMP, Telemetry, and Logging
◦ Examining SNMP
◦ Examining Telemetry
◦ Examining Logging
● Basic Routing Configuration
◦ Configuring Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)
◦ Configuring Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
◦ Configuring Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
◦ Configuring Routing Protocol for LLN (RPL) Policy
● Packet Filtering
◦ Access Control Lists
◦ Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding
◦ Management Plane Protection
● Monitoring Process
◦ Examining Processes and Threads
◦ Process Crashes
◦ Commands for Debugging Processes
◦ Restartability of Processes
◦ Process Monitoring
◦ Identifying Memory Problems
◦ Memory Depletion
● Core Dumps
◦ Core Dump Fundamentals
◦ Using Core Dump Information

● 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

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

Discover the perfect fit for your learning journey

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Live Online

  • Convenience
  • Cost-effective
  • Self-paced learning
  • Scalability


  • Interaction and collaboration
  • Networking opportunities
  • Real-time feedback
  • Personal attention


  • Familiar environment
  • Confidentiality
  • Team building
  • Immediate application

Training Exclusives

This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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