Junos Service Provider Switching

  • Duration: 2 Days (16 Hours)
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  • Practice Labs
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Junos Service Provider Switching Training Course Overview

In this comprehensive two-day course, students will acquire intermediate-level switching knowledge and practical configuration expertise. The curriculum covers essential switching concepts, including LANs, Layer 2 address learning, bridging, VLANs, provider bridging, VLAN translation, spanning-tree protocols, and Ethernet Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM). Additionally, the course delves into Junos operating system (OS)-specific implementations, covering integrated routing and bridging (IRB) interfaces, routing instances, virtual switches, load balancing, and port mirroring. Participants will also gain insights into Multiple VLAN Registration Protocol (MVRP), link aggregation groups (LAGs), and multichassis LAG (MC-LAG). Based on Junos OS Release 22.1R1.10, this course ensures students are equipped with up-to-date knowledge and practical skills in intermediate switching with Juniper devices.

Intended Audience For Junos Service Provider Switching Training

  • Network Engineers
  • Service Provider Engineers
  • Network Architects
  • Technical Support Staff
  • Network Administrators in Service Provider Environments
  • Telecommunications Professionals
  • System Integrators
  • IT Managers in Service Provider Organizations
  • Network Designers with a Focus on Service Provider Switching
  • Anyone Working with Service Provider Switching Technologies in Juniper Networks

Learning objectives for the Junos Service Provider Switching training course

  • Describe the different Ethernet standards organizations.
  • Describe the Layer 2 services that are available on the MX Series 3D Ethernet
    Universal Edge Routers.
  • Describe the function of an Ethernet LAN.
  • Describe learning and forwarding in a bridging environment.
  • Describe Ethernet frame filtering.
  • Implement VLAN tagging.
  • Describe and implement MVRP.
  • Implement IRB.
  • Implement a Layer 2 firewall filter.
  • Describe the use of a routing instance.
  • Describe the function of a virtual router.
  • Describe the function of a virtual switch.
  • Describe the usage of logical systems.
  • Implement a virtual switch.
  • Describe interconnecting routing instances.
  • Describe the different IEEE VLAN stacking models.
  • Describe the components of provider bridging.
  • Configure and monitor provider bridging.
  • Explain the purpose of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).
  • Describe the basic operation of STP, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP),
    Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), and VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Configure and monitor STP, RSTP, MSTP, and VSTP.
  • Explain the purpose of bridge protocol data unit (BPDU), loop, and root
  • Explain typical OAM features.
  • Describe the basic operation of link fault management (LFM).
  • Describe the basic operation of connectivity fault management (CFM).
  • Configure and monitor Ethernet OAM.
  • Describe the basic operation of Ethernet ring protection (ERP).
  • Configure and monitor ERP.
  • Describe the basic operation of LAGs and MC-LAGs.
  • Configure and monitor LAGs and MC-LAGs.
  • Describe the basic functionality of MX Series Virtual Chassis.
  • Describe a basic troubleshooting method.
  • List common issues that disrupt network operations.
  • Identify tools used in network troubleshooting.
  • Use available tools to resolve network issues.

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Benefits of taking the Junos Service Provider Switching training

  • Comprehensive Switching Knowledge:
    • Gain a thorough understanding of service provider switching concepts, protocols, and best practices.
  • Practical Configuration Skills:
    • Develop hands-on skills in configuring and managing service provider switching environments using Juniper devices.
  • Enhanced Troubleshooting Abilities:
    • Acquire expertise in troubleshooting common issues related to service provider 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 service provider 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 service provider switching.
  • Network Design and Implementation:
    • Understand how to design and implement service provider 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 service provider switching skills to your professional portfolio, making you a sought-after professional in the networking industry.
  • Community Engagement:
    • Connect with a community of networking professionals, facilitating collaboration and knowledge-sharing opportunities.

Junos Service Provider Switching Training Course Modules

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Overview and introduction to the course.

Module 2: Ethernet Switching and Layer 2

  • Junos OS nomenclature.
  • Functions of an Ethernet LAN.
  • Learning and forwarding in a bridging environment.
  • Implementing Layer 2 address learning and forwarding.
  • Implementing Layer 2 firewall filters.

Module 3: VLANs and IRBs

  • Configuring and monitoring VLANs.
  • Automating VLAN administration.
  • Configuring and monitoring Integrated Routing and Bridging (IRBs).
  • Lab: Ethernet Switching and VLANs.

Module 4: Virtual Switches

  • Using a routing instance.
  • Configuring and monitoring virtual switches.
  • Interconnecting different routing instances.
  • Purpose of logical systems.
  • Lab: Virtual Switches.

Module 5: Provider Bridging

  • Expanding the Bridged Network.
  • Explaining How Provider Bridging Works.
  • Configuring and Monitoring Provider Bridging.
  • Lab: Provider Bridging.

Module 6: Spanning-Tree Protocols

  • Summarizing Spanning-Tree Protocols.
  • Explaining How Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Works.
  • Reviewing the Functions of Multiple STP.
  • Identifying VLAN STP Improvements.

Module 7: Configuring Spanning-Tree

  • Configuring and Monitoring Spanning-Tree Protocols.
  • Understanding Bridge Protocol Data Units (BPDU), Loop, and Root Protection.
  • Lab: MSTP.

Module 8: Ethernet OAM

  • Summarizing Ethernet Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM).
  • Identifying Capabilities in Link Fault Management (LFM).
  • Reviewing the Features of Connectivity Fault Management (CFM).

Module 9: Configuring OAM

  • Configuring and Monitoring Ethernet OAM.
  • Lab: Ethernet OAM – LFM and CFM.

Module 10: ERP and LAG

  • Summarizing Ethernet Ring Protection (ERP).
  • Configuring and Monitoring ERP.
  • Overview of Link Aggregation Groups (LAG).
  • Configuring and Monitoring a LAG.
  • Lab: High Availability and Network Optimization – ERP and LAG.

Module 11: MC-LAG and Virtual Chassis

  • Brief Overview of Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation (MC-LAG).
  • Configuring and Monitoring MC-LAG.
  • Brief Synopsis of the MX Virtual Chassis.
  • Lab: MC-LAG.

Module 12: Troubleshooting and Monitoring

  • Identifying Basic Approaches to Troubleshooting and Monitoring.
  • Introducing Troubleshooting and Monitoring Tools.
  • Reviewing Troubleshooting Case Study: Network Congestion.
  • Lab: Troubleshooting and Monitoring.

Junos Service Provider Switching Training Course Prerequisites

  • Basic networking knowledge and an
    understanding of the OSI model and the
    TCP/IP protocol suite
  • Completion of the Introduction to the Junos
    Operating System course prior to attending
    this class

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