Juniper Paragon Automation for the WAN

  • Duration: 4 Days (32 Hours)
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Juniper Paragon Automation for the WAN Training Course Overview

In this comprehensive four-day course, participants will be introduced to Paragon Automation applications, including Paragon Pathfinder, Paragon Planner, and Paragon Insights. Through a combination of hands-on labs and demonstrations, students will gain proficiency in the functionalities of these applications, covering a spectrum of capabilities such as WAN topology discovery, segment routing-traffic engineering (SR-TE), RSVP-signaled label-switched path (LSP) management, Path Computation Element Protocol (PCEP) LSP discovery and provisioning, LSP optimization, calendaring, maintenance scheduling, point-to-multipoint (P2MP) LSP management, failure simulation, reporting, network modeling, path demand placement, hardware inventory collection, network telemetry, and closed-loop automation. The course focuses on configuring and monitoring these features on a WAN comprising vMX Series devices and is based on Junos version 22.4R1.10 and Paragon Automation version 23.1.

Intended Audience For Juniper Paragon Automation for the WAN Training

  • Network Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Network Architects
  • IT Professionals Managing WAN Infrastructure
  • Those Responsible for Paragon Automation Deployment
  • IT Managers
  • Network Operations Staff
  • Those Involved in WAN Design and Optimization

Learning objectives for the Juniper Paragon Automation for the WAN training course

  • Describe various WAN domains.
  • Configure Paragon Pathfinder for initial use.
  • Configure Paragon Pathfinder topology discovery.
  • Provision various LSP types.
  • Describe P2MP use cases.
  • Perform LSP provisioning using Network Configuration Protocol
  • Schedule network maintenance events.
  • Use Paragon Insights to analyze network performance.
  • Launch and use Paragon Planner.
  • Perform network modeling.
  • Perform network component failure simulation.
  • Manage and optimize network demands.

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Benefits of taking the Juniper Paragon Automation for the WAN training

  • Efficient WAN Operations: Acquire the skills to streamline and optimize Wide Area Network (WAN) operations through Juniper Paragon Automation, leading to improved efficiency and performance.
  • Accelerated Service Deployment: Learn to leverage automation tools to expedite the deployment of WAN services, reducing time-to-market for new services and enhancing overall agility.
  • Enhanced Network Visibility: Gain in-depth insights into WAN topology, traffic engineering, and path optimization, providing better visibility into network performance and enabling informed decision-making.
  • Proactive Fault Resolution: Develop the ability to proactively identify and address potential faults in the WAN, minimizing downtime and improving network reliability.
  • Scalability and Flexibility: Understand how to scale WAN infrastructure efficiently to accommodate changing business needs and ensure flexibility in adapting to evolving network requirements.
  • Lifecycle Management: Learn best practices for the entire lifecycle management of WAN services, from provisioning and monitoring to maintenance and optimization.
  • Resource Optimization: Acquire skills in optimizing network resources, ensuring efficient utilization of bandwidth, and enhancing the overall cost-effectiveness of WAN operations.
  • Risk Mitigation: Explore techniques for risk mitigation through automated WAN management, reducing the likelihood of errors and vulnerabilities in the network.
  • Comprehensive Network Telemetry: Understand the implementation of network telemetry to collect and analyze data, providing valuable insights for strategic decision-making and performance improvements.
  • Hands-On Experience: Benefit from hands-on labs and practical exercises that allow you to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios, enhancing your practical skills and confidence in managing WAN automation.
  • Certification and Recognition: Obtain a certification in Juniper Paragon Automation for the WAN, validating your expertise and signaling to employers your proficiency in advanced WAN automation technologies.
  • Alignment with Industry Trends: Stay abreast of industry trends in WAN automation, ensuring your skills are aligned with the latest advancements in networking technology.

Juniper Paragon Automation for the WAN Course Modules

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Overview of the course.

Module 2: WAN Automation

  • Explanation of WAN domains.
  • Overview of Paragon Pathfinder and Planner capabilities.

Module 3: Paragon Pathfinder Architecture

  • Explanation of the Path Computation Element Protocol.
  • LSP Signaling and the CSPF Algorithm.
  • Configuration of the network.
  • Lab 1: Initial Configuration.

Module 4: Network Topology Discovery

  • How Paragon Pathfinder discovers network topology.
  • Configuration of Paragon Pathfinder network topology discovery.
  • Lab 2: Network Topology Discovery.

Module 5: Using Paragon Automation

  • Examination of the Paragon Automation interface.
  • Examination of the Paragon Planner Desktop interface.
  • Lab 3: Using Paragon Automation.

Module 6: Basic LSP Management

  • Overview of various LSP types.
  • Configuration of PCC-controlled, PCE-delegated, and PCE-initiated LSPs.
  • Monitoring LSPs from the Paragon Pathfinder UI.
  • Lab 4: Basic LSP Management.

Module 7: Advanced LSP Management

  • Explanation of primary, secondary, and standby LSPs.
  • Discussion of diversity groups.
  • Configuration of JUNOS MPLS LSP templates.
  • Explanation of LSP calendaring.
  • Provisioning multiple LSPs.
  • LSP optimization.
  • Lab 5: Advanced LSP Management.

Module 8: Segment Routing

  • Overview of segment routing.
  • Configuration and verification of segment routing on routers running Junos OS.
  • Provisioning SR-MPLS LSPs using Paragon Pathfinder.
  • Lab 6: Segment Routing.

Module 9: P2MP LSPs

  • Explanation of basic functionality and use cases of P2MP.
  • Management and monitoring of P2MP LSPs with Paragon Pathfinder.
  • Description of point-to-multipoint LSPs.

Module 10: Maintenance Scheduling and NETCONF LSP Provisioning

  • Automation of LSP rerouting.
  • Configuration of NETCONF LSP provisioning.
  • Lab 7: Maintenance Scheduling and NETCONF Provisioning.

Module 11: Paragon Insights

  • Overview of Paragon Insights capabilities.
  • Configuration of Paragon Insights monitoring.
  • Lab 8: Paragon Insights.

Module 12: Paragon Automation Troubleshooting

  • Techniques to troubleshoot Paragon Automation components.
  • Troubleshooting network topology acquisition.
  • Troubleshooting the Path Computation Element Protocol.
  • Lab 9: Paragon Automation Troubleshooting.

Module 13: Paragon Planner

  • Features and capabilities of Paragon Planner.
  • Launching Paragon Planner Desktop and exploring the interface.
  • Lab 10: Paragon Planner.

Module 14: Network Modeling

  • Creation of a network model.
  • Analysis of network model data files.
  • Modification of network models.
  • Lab 11: Network Modeling.

Module 15: Network Demands and Failure Simulation

  • Calculation of network demand forwarding.
  • Simulation of network failure.
  • Lab 12: Network Demands and Failure Simulation.


Module 16: Paragon Active Assurance Solution Components

  • Differentiation between passive and active components.
  • Overview of Paragon Active Assurance (PAA) solution.
  • Overview of use case topologies.

Juniper Paragon Automation for the WAN Training Course Prerequisites

  • Understanding of the OSI Model
  • Junos OS configuration experience—Introduction to the Junos Operating System course or equivalent
  • Advanced MPLS knowledge—Junos MPLS Fundamentals course or equivalent

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