Advanced Data Center Switching

  • Duration 5 days
  • Price $4,750
  • Certifications N/A
  • Exams N/A
Course Overviewremove_circle_outline

This five-day course provides a comprehensive focus on Juniper Networks data center switching technologies.The first three days are designed to introduce the data center features including zero touch provisioning (ZTP), unified in-service software upgrade (ISSU), multichassis link aggregation (MC-LAG), Mixed Virtual Fabric, and Virtual Chassis Fabric (VCF) and provide students with knowledge of troubleshooting some of the key data center features including MC-LAG, Virtual Chassis, and VCF deployments.The last two days of the course are designed to introduce data center features that are more advanced including IP Fabric, Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) Layer 2 and Layer 3 Gateways, VXLAN with Ethernet VPN (EVPN) signaling, and Data Center Interconnect (DCI) for a VXLAN overlay.

Students will learn to configure and monitor these features on the Junos operating system running on the QFX5100, EX4300, and vMX Series platforms. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience configuring, monitoring, troubleshooting, and analyzing the mentioned features of the Junos OS. This content is based on Junos OS Release 17.1R1.8.

Course Level Advanced Data Center Switching (ADCX) is an advanced level course.

Intended Audienceadd_circle_outline

The primary audiences for this course are the following:

  • Data center implementation engineers
  • Data center design engineers
Course Objectivesadd_circle_outline

After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe and configure an IP fabric.
  • Describe and configure an EVPN-VXLAN data center.
  • Describe and configure Centrally Routed Bridging (CRB) EVPN-VXLAN.
  • Describe and configure Edge Routed Bridging (ERB) EVPN-VXLAN.
  • Describe basic and advanced data center design concepts.
  • Describe and configure Data Center Interconnect.
  • Describe enhancements to multicast functionality in an EVPN-VXLAN.
  • Describe the role of multicloud data center controllers.
Course Outlineadd_circle_outline

Day 1

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: Data Center Fundamentals Overview

  • Traditional Multitier Architecture Challenges
  • Next Generation Data Center Fabrics
  • Juniper Networks Data Center Platforms

Chapter 3: IP Fabrics

  • IP Fabric Overview
  • IP Fabric Routing
  • IP Fabric Scaling
  • IP Fabric Configuration
  • Lab 1: IP Fabric

Chapter 4: VXLAN Fundamentals

  • VXLAN Functions and Operations
  • VXLAN Implementation
  • VXLAN Gateways

Day 2

Chapter 5: EVPN Controlled VXLAN

  • Benefits of EVPN
  • VXLAN using EVPN Control Plane

Chapter 6: Configuring EVPN VXLAN

  • Configuring and Monitoring EVPN Signaling for VXLAN Routing
  • Lab 2: EVPN-VXLAN Routing

Day 3

Chapter 7: Basic Data Center Architectures

  • Basic Data Center Architecture
  • Base Design
  • Design Options and Modifications
  • Lab 3: EVPN-VXLAN Layer 3 Gateways

Chapter 8: Data Center Interconnect

  • DCI Overview
  • DCI Options for a VXLAN Overlay
  • EVPN Type 5 Routes
  • DCI Example

Day 4

Chapter 8: Data Center Interconnect

  • Lab 4: DCI

Chapter 9: Advanced Data Center Architectures

  • Advanced Data Center Architectures
  • Base Design

Chapter 10: EVPN Multicast

  • Multicast Overview
  • Multicast in an EVPN-VXLAN Environment

Chapter 11: Introduction to Multicloud Data Center

  • Data Center Evolution
  • Contrail Enterprise Multicloud Use

Day 5

Chapter 12: Comprehensive Data Center Lab

  • Data Center Architectures
  • Lab 5: Data Center Comprehensive Lab

Appendix A: Virtual Chassis Fabric

Appendix B: Virtual Chassis Fabric Management

Appendix C: Junos Fusion Data Center

Appendix D: Multichassis LAG

  • Lab 6: MC-LAG

Appendix E: Troubleshooting MC-LAG

  • Lab 7: Troubleshooting MC-LAG

Appendix F: ZTP

Appendix G: In-Service Software Upgrade

Appendix H: Troubleshooting Basics

Appendix I: Data Center Devices


The following are the prerequisites for this course:

  • Understanding of the OSI model;
  • Advanced routing knowledge—the Advanced Junos Enterprise Routing (AJER) course or equivalent knowledge;
  • Intermediate switching knowledge—the Junos Enterprise Switching Using Enhanced Layer 2 Software (JEX) or equivalent; and
  • Intermediate to advanced Junos CLI experience.
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