Open Networking in the Data Centre

Oxford, Oxfordshire
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Open Networking in the Data Centre
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 09:00 -
Friday, 17 June 2016 19:00 (GMT)

Netconsult Online Ltd
+44 (0)845 450 3544
First Floor, 7400 The Quorum, Alec Issigonis Way
Oxford Business Park North
Garsington Road
United Kingdom

Open Networking in the Data Centre

Course Description

The “Open Networking in the Data Centre” class is designed as a practical hands-on introduction to the most common network protocols that are deployed in data centre environments. It consists of a series of short theory lectures and extensive hands-on exercises using Debian Linux hosts as well as the latest bare metal Edge-Core switching products running a Linux based Open Source Network OS. 

The hands-on experience gained on this course will enable the student to apply the same configuration steps in any network using equipment that supports Open Source network operating systems such as Cumulus Linux and Open Network Linux as well as standard Debian based distrbutions including Ubuntu or Linux Mint and others.

Intended Audience 
Network engineers who need to familiarise themselves with the installation, management and operation of an Open Source Network OS or need to know how to configure networking on a Linux host.

Course Contents 
  • Open Networking Overview and Initial Setup
    • Open networking & Linux
    • The Linux OS & Shell
    • Users, groups & permissions
  • Host Management
    • Network interface configuration
    • Configuring management & monitoring
    • PAM and RADIUS authentication (libpam-radius-auth)
    • SNMPv3 monitoring using LibreNMS
    • Debian configuration and backups
  • Port & Link Configuration
    • Interface bonding (LAGs) & LACP
    • Discovery protocols; CDP, LLDP (lldpd)
    • Port mirroring with the Deamonlogger soft tap
  • VLANs, Bridging & Spanning Tree
    • Bridging and the MAC Table
    • Layer 2 Forwarding & VLAN
    • Configuring access and 802.1Q tagged VLANs
    • Spanning Tree (STP)
  • Pv4 Routing
    • Router redundancy and VRRP
    • IPv4 routing with Quagga
    • OSPF configuration using Quagga
  • Open Network Install Environment (ONIE)
    • ONIE Overview
    • ONIE Detailed Boot Process
    • ONIE CLI
    • Installing Network OS via ONIE
    • ONIE BootLoader Operation & Tools
  • Multi-chassis LAG (MLAG)
    • MLAG overview 
    • Configuring MLAG
    • VXLAN overview & operation
    • Configuring VXLAN
  • Automation & Orchestration
    • Automation and Ansible Overview
    • Ansible Modules
    • Ansible Playbook
    • Zero Touch Switch Provisioning
3 days

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