This self-paced On-Demand eLearning course provides instruction on data center switching using Juniper products. This course lays the foundational knowledge to understand a data center built upon an IP fabric, but does not include Ethernet VPN–Virtual Extensible LAN (EVPN-VXLAN) architecture. This course covers Ethernet switching, VLANs, Layer 2 security features, routing policies, link aggregation, load balancing, filter-based forwarding (FBF), routing instances, BGP, graceful restart, and bidirectional forwarding detection (BFD).Watch a Sneak Peek

Purchase Includes: 365 Days of Access
Certification Track: Data Center
Difficulty Level: Foundational
Last Updated: Monday, March 27, 2023
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Course Introduction
This module provides an overview of the course objectives, prerequisites, and an outline of how the course operates.
Traditional Data Center Architectures
This module explains the basics of a traditional multitier architecture, its benefits, and challenges. It also describes the basic setup of a traditional data center-based scenario.
Juniper Modern Data Center Architectures
This module describes an IP fabric environment, which is what Juniper currently offers. It also explains how to route in an IP fabric environment and how to use Juniper Apstra as a turnkey solution.
Ethernet Switching Overview
This module covers the basics of Ethernet switching. It also summarizes Juniper’s enterprise switching platforms.
Configuring Ethernet Switching
This module explains how to manage and interpret the Juniper Ethernet switching table. There is a lab included with this module where you can run to learn how to implement Ethernet switching.

Lab : Implementing Ethernet Switching
Virtual Networks Overview
This module describes the different between access and trunk port modes and when each is used. It also introduces alternate VLAN and data VLAN concepts and then covers native VLAN routing operations.
Configuring Virtual Networks
This module explains how to configure and monitor VLANs, as well as how to configure and monitor inter-VLAN routing. Included with this module is a lab that covers the basics of implementing virtual networks

Lab: Implementing Virtual Networks
IJDC Activity 01
This activity review concepts from Modules 2 through Module 7.
Port Security Overview
This module explains how to implement MAC limiting and reviews the basics of persistent MAC learning. Students learn how to implement MACsec, which is QFX-centric. The module also reviews Storm Control operational parameters and explains how to implement port security.

Lab: Implement Port Security
1h 6m
Link Aggregation
This module goes into detail in describing the steps needed to implement link aggregation and to identify link aggregation groups. The module reviews graceful Routing Engine switchover and explains nonstop active routing. Finally, it covers nonstop bridging. The included lab walks students through the steps to configure and monitor link aggregation.

Lab: Configuring and Monitoring Link Aggregation
1h 4m
Protocol Independent Routing for Data Center
This module explains what static routes are, and how to configure said routes. It also explains what both aggregate routes and generated routes are and how to configure both.
Routing Instances
This module describes what routing instances are and how to configure and share routes between routing instances. The included lab covers the process of how to configure protocol-independent routing and routing instances.

Lab: Configuring Protocol-Independent Routing and Routing Instances
1h 15m
Load Balancing for Data Center
This module describes load-balancing concepts and operations. It also covers the basics of implementing and monitoring Layer 3 load balancing.
IJDC Activity 02
This activity review concepts from Modules 8 through Module 12.
Filter-Based Forwarding (FBF)
This module explains the benefits of and how to both configure and monitor filter-based forwarding. The included lab covers the basics of setting up load balancing and filter-based forwarding.

Lab: Load Balancing and FBF
Fundamentals of OSPF for Data Center
This module summarizes what OSPF is and explains OSPF scalability, adjacency formation and designated router election. You will learn how to configure and monitor OSPF as well as perform OSPF troubleshooting. An optional lab is included to practice configuring OSPF.

Lab: OSPF Configuration (Optional)
1h 52m
Fundamentals of BGP for Data Center
This module covers the basics of BGP and explains the various attributes of BGP in a data center environment.
Deploying BGP for Data Center
This module explains the differences between IBGP to EBGP and functions of each. You will also learn how to configure and monitor BGP. The included lab walks you through the steps of deploying BGP in a virtual environment.

Lab: Deploying BGP
1h 3m
Graceful Restart and Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
This module covers the basics of configuring graceful restart and setting up bidirectional forwarding detection. The included lab walks students through the process of manually configuring graceful restart and BFD.

Lab : Configuring Graceful Restart and BFD
1h 7m
IJDC Activity 03
This activity review concepts from Modules 13 through Module 17.
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