Junos Enterprise Switching

  • Duration: 2 Days (16 Hours)
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Junos Enterprise Switching Training Course Overview

In this focused two-day course, students will attain intermediate-level switching knowledge and hands-on configuration skills utilizing Junos Enhanced Layer 2 Software. The curriculum provides an overview of switching concepts, including virtual LANs (VLANs), the Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), port and device security features, and high availability (HA) features. Through hands-on labs and demonstrations, participants will gain practical experience in configuring and monitoring the Junos OS and overseeing device operations. The course utilizes Juniper Networks EX4300 Series Ethernet Switches for hands-on components, with versatility to be applied to other Juniper hardware platforms running the Junos OS. Based on Junos OS Release 21.4R1.12, this course ensures participants are equipped with the latest knowledge and practical skills in intermediate switching using Juniper’s Enhanced Layer 2 Software.

Intended Audience For Junos Enterprise Switching Training

  • Network Engineers
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Architects
  • Technical Support Staff
  • System Integrators
  • IT Managers
  • Network Designers
  • IT Professionals with a Focus on Switching
  • Network Consultants
  • Anyone Working with Enterprise Switching Technologies in Juniper Networks

Learning objectives for the Junos Enterprise Switching training course

  • List the benefits of implementing switched LANs.
  • Describe transparent bridging concepts and operations.
  • Describe terms and design considerations for switched LANs.
  • List enterprise platforms that support Layer 2 switching.
  • Configure interfaces for Layer 2 switching operations.
  • Display and interpret the Ethernet switching table.
  • Explain the concept of a VLAN.
  • Describe access and trunk port modes.
  • Configure and monitor VLANs.
  • Describe voice VLAN and native VLAN concepts.
  • Explain inter-VLAN routing operations.
  • Configure and monitor inter-VLAN routing.
  • Explain when a spanning tree is required.
  • Describe STP and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) operations.
  • List some advantages of using RSTP over STP.
  • Configure and monitor RSTP.
  • Describe the bridge protocol data unit (BPDU), loop, and root protection features.
  • Configure and monitor the BPDU, loop, and root protection features.
  • List and describe various port security features.
  • Configure and monitor port security features.
  • Describe the storm control feature.
  • Configure and monitor storm control.
  • Describe firewall filter support for EX Series Ethernet switches.
  • Implement and monitor the effects of a firewall filter.
  • List and describe some features that promote high availability.
  • Configure and monitor high availability features.
  • Describe the basic concepts and operational details of a virtual chassis.
  • Implement a virtual chassis with multiple EX4300 switches.
  • Explain the concepts of Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP).
  • Configure and monitor MSTP.
  • Discover, configure, and troubleshoot EX Series switches using Junos Space
    Network Director.

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Benefits of taking the Junos Enterprise Switching training

  • Foundational Switching Knowledge:
    • Gain a solid understanding of enterprise switching concepts, including VLANs, spanning tree protocols, and more.
  • Practical Configuration Skills:
    • Develop hands-on skills in configuring and managing enterprise switching environments using Juniper devices.
  • Enhanced Troubleshooting Abilities:
    • Acquire expertise in troubleshooting common issues related to enterprise switching, improving network reliability.
  • Versatility Across Juniper Platforms:
    • Learn switching concepts applicable to various Juniper hardware platforms, ensuring adaptability to different network architectures.
  • Hands-On Labs and Demonstrations:
    • Engage in practical labs and demonstrations to reinforce theoretical knowledge and gain real-world experience.
  • Up-to-Date Knowledge:
    • Stay current with the latest Junos OS Release, ensuring your skills align with the latest software versions and features.
  • Optimized Network Performance:
    • Learn techniques to optimize enterprise switching to ensure efficient and reliable data transmission in the network.
  • Preparation for Certification:
    • The training can serve as preparation for Juniper certification exams, validating your expertise in enterprise switching.
  • Network Design and Implementation:
    • Understand how to design and implement enterprise switching solutions that meet the specific needs of the network.
  • Network Resilience:
    • Learn how to implement redundant and resilient switching architectures to enhance network availability.
  • Career Advancement:
    • Add valuable enterprise switching skills to your professional portfolio, making you a versatile and qualified networking professional.
  • Community Engagement:
    • Connect with a community of networking professionals, facilitating collaboration and knowledge-sharing opportunities.

Junos Enterprise Switching Training Course Modules

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Overview and introduction to the course.

Module 2: Layer 2 Switching

  • Describing Ethernet bridging basics.
  • Configuring and monitoring Layer 2 switching operations.
  • Lab 1: Implementing Layer 2 Switching.

Module 3: Switching Design Considerations

  • Explaining switching terminologies and design considerations.
  • Describing various Enterprise Switching platforms.

Module 4: Implement VLANs

  • Defining VLANs.
  • Creating VLANs.
  • Monitoring VLANs.
  • Lab 2: Implementing Virtual Networks.

Module 5: Implement VLAN Features

  • Describing voice LAN concepts and operations.
  • Describing native LAN concepts and operations.
  • Describing and implementing IRB interfaces.
  • Lab 2: Implementing Virtual Networks.

Module 6: Spanning Tree Overview

  • Explaining the operations of STP.
  • Explaining the operations of RSTP.

Module 7: Deploy Spanning Tree

  • Configuring STP and RSTP.
  • Monitoring STP and RSTP.

Module 8: Spanning Tree Protection Features

  • Explaining and configuring BPDU protection on spanning tree.
  • Explaining and configuring loop protection on spanning tree.
  • Explaining and configuring root protection on spanning tree.
  • Lab 3: Implementing Spanning Tree.

Module 9: LAGs and RTGs

  • Describing link aggregation groups (LAGs) and redundant trunk groups (RTGs).
  • Configuring and monitoring LAG and RTG.
  • Lab 4: Implementing LAGs and RTGs.

Module 10: Storm Control

  • Describing storm control features.
  • Configuring and monitoring storm control features.

Module 11: Layer 2 Firewall Filters

  • Describing firewall filter support for EX Series switches.
  • Implementing and monitoring the effects of a firewall filter.
  • Lab 5: Implementing Storm Control and Firewall Filters.

Module 12: Port Security—MAC Limiting, MAC Learning, and MACsec

  • Describing MAC limiting, MAC learning, and MACsec.
  • Configuring MAC limiting, MAC learning, and MACsec.
  • Monitoring MAC limiting, MAC learning, and MACsec.

Module 13: Port Security—DHCP Snooping, Dynamic ARP Inspection, and IP Source Guard

  • Describing DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection, and IP source guard.
  • Configuring DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection, and IP source guard.
  • Monitoring DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection, and IP source guard.
  • Lab 6: Implementing Port Security.

Module 14: High Availability—GRES, NSR, and NSB

  • Overview of high availability networks.
  • Explaining graceful Routing Engine switchover (GRES).
  • Explaining nonstop active routing (NSR).
  • Explaining nonstop bridging (NSB).

Module 15: Virtual Chassis

  • Describing operational details of Virtual Chassis.
  • Implementing Virtual Chassis and verifying its operation.

Module 16: Deploy Virtual Chassis

  • Configuring and monitoring Virtual Chassis.
  • Lab 7: Implementing Virtual Chassis Systems.

Appendix A: Junos Space Network Director

  • Describing Junos Space Network Director.
  • Configuring Junos Space Network Director.

Appendix B: MSTP

  • Explaining the operations of MSTP.
  • Configuring and verifying MSTP.

Appendix C: Mist Integration with EX Series Switches

  • Explaining mist solution and supported devices.
  • Describing provisioning and deployment process.

Appendix D: Mist Wired Assurance

  • Describing deployment options.
  • Explaining wired assurance SLE and their classifiers.
  • Describing the role of Mist within campus and branch architecture.

Appendix E: ELS and Non-ELS Configuration

  • Configuring switching options.
  • Understanding IRB and RVI interfaces and their configuration.
  • Describing Q-in-Q VLAN tagging.

Junos Enterprise Switching Training Course Prerequisites

  • Basic networking knowledge and an understanding of the Open Systems
    Interconnection (OSI) reference model and the TCP/IP protocol suite
  • Complete the Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS) course, or equivalent knowledge

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