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Configuring Data Center Networks with Aruba OS CX, Rev 21.11

  • Tuition USD $1,800
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4731 Ratings
  • Course Code Aruba-CDCNA
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

The Configuring Data Center Networks with Aruba OS CX course provides you with the skills and knowledge to design, implement, and configure complex data center solutions based on the Aruba AOS CX Switches. Data center networks are at a breaking point. Aruba offers a new architectural approach that provides simplified, scalable and automated connectivity for virtualized compute, storage and cloud. Data center networking requirements have evolved rapidly, with emerging technologies increasingly focused on supporting more automation and simplified operations in virtualized data centers. Aruba data center solutions and technologies such as Virtual Switching Extension (VSX) allow the grouping Data Center switches for simpler management, but keeping its control and data planes separate for better high availability. Ethernet Virtual Private Networks (EVPN) allows the creation of modern two-layered data centers for business resilience and high availability.

  • This course is approximately forty percent lecture and learning activities and sixty percent lab activities.

Skills Gained

After you successfully complete this course, expect to be able to:

  • Understand the components of the ArubaOS-CX Switching architecture.
  • Describe common datacenter networking requirements.
  • Describe the benefits of VSX implementation in a Data Center
  • Understand, describe and configure VRF which enables a switch to run multiple routing instances in a network.
  • Understand, describe and configure VXLAN functionality. VXLAN provides an alternative to the traditional VLAN concept.
  • Understand, describe and configure EVPN to transport VXLAN thru the datacenter.
  • Understand, describe and configure Datacenter Bridging (DCB) that is a technology that enables the consolidation of IP-based LAN traffic and block-based storage traffic onto a single converged Ethernet network. This can help to eliminate the need to build separate infrastructures for LAN systems that carry typical end-user data traffic, and SAN systems that carry storage-specific communications.
  • Understand, describe and configure Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) which enable enables ethernet ring topologies with a fast convergence.
  • Describe requirements for a datacenter network design.
  • Describe different datacenter deployment models.
  • Understand various data center technologies and their impact on a design

Who Can Benefit

This course is ideal for Aruba partners, customers and employees who have minimum of 3 years of experience implementing and designing enterprise level networks. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to understand, configure and implement modern data centers based on Aruba Switching solutions that provide a simplified, scalable and automated Ethernet fabric that connects virtualized compute, storage, and cloud services.

Prerequisites

It is strongly recommended that the candidate first complete the ArubaOS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21 (Course ID: 01126291) course.

Course Details

Topics

Introduction to DCN

  • Data Center Networking Evolution
  • Data Center Networking Design
  • AOS CX Switches Overview
  • Data Center Networking Technology

NetEdit

  • Features
  • Device Discovery
  • Plans

Virtual Switching Extension (VSX)

  • VSX Components and Features
  • VSX Software Upgrade
  • VSX at Data Center

Data Center Bridging (DCB)

  • DCB Configuration
  • DCB Components

Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)

  • VRF Lite
  • VRF Use Cases
  • VRF Configuration
  • Data Center Networking

VXLAN

  • VXLAN Concepts
  • Operations
  • Traffic Flow

EVPN

  • Dynamic Tunneling
  • Forwarding
  • Centralized Routing

DCI

  • DCI Solutions at AOS-CX
  • ERPS

NAE

  • Agents
  • Scripts
  • Upgrades
  • Troubleshooting
  • Use Cases

Data Center Networks Design

  • DCN Requirements
  • DCN Design
  • AOS-CX Technologies for DCN

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

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You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

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