DCX-Data Center Switching

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Test Level: 0
  • Certifications: No Certification
  • Price: $1400
  • Exams: No Exam
This two-day course is designed to introduce QFX5100 features including, but not limited to, Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP), unified in-service software upgrade (ISSU), multichassis link aggregation (MC-LAG), Mixed Virtual Fabric, and Virtual Chassis Fabric (VCF). Students will learn to configure and monitor these features that exist on the Junos operating system running on the QFX5100 and EX4300 Series platform. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience configuring, monitoring, and analyzing the features of the Junos OS. This course is based on Junos OS Release 13.2X51-D21.1.
After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

Identify current challenges in today’s data center environments and explain           how the QFX5100 system solves some of those challenges.
List the various models of QFX5100 Series switches.
List some data center architecture options.
Explain the purpose and value of ZTP.
Describe the components and operations of ZTP.
Deploy a QFX5100 Series switch using ZTP.
Explain the purpose and value of ISSU.
Describe the components and operations of ISSU.
Upgrade a QFX5100 Series switch using ISSU.
Explain the purpose and value of MC-LAG.
Describe the components and operations of MC-LAG.
Implement an MC-LAG on QFX5100 Series switches.
Describe key concepts and components of a mixed Virtual Chassis.
Explain the operational details of a mixed Virtual Chassis.
Implement a mixed Virtual Chassis and verify its operations.
Describe key concepts and components of a Virtual Chassis Fabric.
Describe the control plane and forwarding plane of a Virtual Chassis Fabric.
Describe how to use the CLI to configure and monitor a Virtual Chassis                 Fabric.
Describe how to provision a Virtual Chassis Fabric using nonprovisioning,           preprovisioning, and autoprovisioning.
Describe the software requirements and upgrade procedure of Virtual                     Chassis Fabric.
Describe how to manage a Virtual Chassis Fabric with Junos Space.

Day 1

Chapter 1:       Course Introduction


Chapter 2:       System Overview

Data Center Challenges
Addressing the Challenges with QFX5100 Series Switches
Architectures and Features


Chapter 3:       Zero Touch Provisioning

Understanding Zero Touch Provisioning
ZTP in Action: A Working Example
Lab 1: Zero Touch Provisioning


Chapter 4:       In-Service Software Upgrade

Understanding ISSU on QFX5100 Series Switches
ISSU in Action: A Working Example
Lab 2: In-Service Software Upgrade


Day 2

Chapter 5:       MC-LAG

MC-LAG Overview
MC-LAG Operations
Deploying MC-LAGs
Lab 3: MC-LAG


Chapter 6:       Mixed Virtual Chassis

Overview of Mixed Virtual Chassis
Provisioning a Mixed Virtual Chassis
Software Requirements and Upgrades
Configuring and Monitoring a Mixed Virtual Chassis
Lab 4: Mixed Virtual Chassis


Chapter 7:       Virtual Chassis Fabric

Overview of Virtual Chassis Fabric
Control and Forwarding Plane


Chapter 8:       Virtual Chassis Fabric Management

Managing a Virtual Chassis Fabric Using the CLI
Dynamically Provisioning a Virtual Chassis Fabric
Preprovisioning and Autoprovisioning a Virtual Chassis Fabric
Software Requirements and Upgrades
Managing a Virtual Chassis Fabric with Space
Lab 5: Virtual Chassis Fabric

The following are the prerequisites for this course:

Understanding of the OSI model;
Junos OS configuration experience—the Introduction to the Junos Operating             System (IJOS) course or equivalent;
Intermediate routing knowledge—the Junos Routing Essentials (JRE) course or         equivalent; and
Intermediate switching knowledge—the Junos Enterprise Switching using                 Enhanced Layer 2 Software (JEX-ELS) course or equivalent