Juniper Networks Design - Data Center (JND-DC)

Juniper Networks Design - Data Center (JND-DC) 

This five-day course is designed to cover best practices, theory, and design principles for data center design including data center architectures, data center interconnects, security considerations, virtualization, and data center operations.

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Course Level

JND-DC is an intermediate-level course.

Intended Audience

This course is targeted specifically for those who have a solid understanding of operation and configuration and are looking to enhance their skill sets by learning the principles of design for the data center.


The following are the prerequisites for this course:

  • Knowledge of routing and switching architectures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of Juniper Networks products and solutions.
  • Understanding of infrastructure security principles.
  • Basic knowledge of hypervisors and load balancers.
  • Completion of the Juniper Networks Design Fundamentals (JNDF) course.

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe high-level concepts about different data center architectures.
  • Identify features used to interconnect data centers.
  • Describe key high-level considerations about securing and monitoring a data center deployment.
  • Outline key high-level concepts when implementing different data center approaches.
  • Describe data center cooling designs and considerations.
  • Explain device placement and cabling requirements.
  • Outline different data center use cases with basic architectures.
  • Describe a traditional multitier data center architecture.
  • Explain link aggregation and redundant trunk groups.
  • Explain multichassis link aggregation.
  • Summarize and discuss key concepts and components of a Virtual Chassis.
  • Summarize and discuss key concepts and components of a VCF.
  • Summarize and discuss key concepts and components of Junos Fusion.
  • Describe the reasons for the shift to IP fabrics.
  • Describe the design considerations for routing in an IP Fabric.
  • Describe how to scale an IP Fabric.
  • Describe the design considerations for an Overlay network.
  • Define the term Data Center Interconnect.
  • List differences between the different Layer 2 and Layer 3 DCIs.
  • Summarize and discuss the benefits and use cases for EVPN.
  • Discuss the security requirements and design principles of the data center.
  • Identify the security elements of the data center.
  • Describe network security implementation options in the data center.
  • Discuss network security functionality in the data center.
  • Understand the purpose of SDN.
  • Explain the function of Contrail.
  • Describe the purpose of NFV.
  • Discuss the purpose and function of vSRX and vMX.
  • Explain how to collect analytics in the SDN data center.
  • Describe the Junos Space Network Management Platform and its deployment options.
  • Describe the importance of analytics.
  • Discuss automation in the data center.
  • Discuss the benefits of QoS and CoS.
  • Describe the benefits of a converged network.
  • Identify general aspects of data center migration.
  • Describe some best practices for migration planning.
  • Outline some common migration scenarios.
  • Describe high availability design considerations in the data center.
  • Provide an overview of high availability offerings and solutions in the data center.

Course Contents

Day 1

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: Overview of Data Center Design

  • Initial Considerations
  • Architectures and Design Considerations
  • Connecting Data Centers
  • Security and Operation
  • Implementation Considerations

Chapter 3: Initial Design Considerations

  • Physical Layout and Placement
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Cabling Options
  • Data Center Use Cases

Chapter 4: Traditional Data Center Architecture

  • Traditional Multitier Architecture
  • Link Aggregation and Redundant Trunk Groups
  • Multichassis Link Aggregation
  • Lab: Designing a Multitier Architecture

Day 2

Chapter 5: Ethernet Fabric Architectures

  • Virtual Chassis
  • Virtual Chassis Fabric
  • Junos Fusion
  • Ethernet Fabric Design Considerations
  • Lab: Ethernet Fabric Architecture

Day 3

Chapter 6: IP Fabric Architecture

  • The Shift To IP Fabrics
  • IP Fabric Routing Design
  • IP Fabric Scaling
  • Overlay Network
  • Lab: IP Fabric Architecture

Chapter 7: Data Center Interconnect

  • DCI Overview
  • Layer 2 DCI
  • EVPN Use Cases
  • Layer 3 DCI
  • Lab: Data Center Interconnect

Day 4

Chapter 8: Securing the Data Center

  • Overview of Data Center Security
  • Network Security Elements
  • Network Security in the Data Center
  • Network Security Functions in the Data Center
  • Lab: Securing the Data Center

Chapter 9: SDN and Virtualization in the Data Center

  • SDN Overview
  • Using Contrail in the Data Center
  • Using NFV in the Data Center
  • Understanding How Contrail Works in the Data Center
  • Working in Virtual Environments in the Data Center
  • Collecting Analytics with AppFormix
  • Lab: SDN and Virtualization

Chapter 10: Data Center Operation

  • Understanding Baseline Behaviors
  • Junos Space and JSA
  • Understanding Logging and Analytics
  • Deploying Automation in the Data Center
  • Lab: Operating a Data Center

Day 5

Chapter 11: Traffic Prioritization for Converged Networks

  • Understanding QoS and CoS
  • Converging Networks
  • Lab: Prioritizing Data in the Data Center

Chapter 12: Migration Strategies

  • Migration Overview
  • Common Scenarios
  • Migration Case Study

Chapter 13: High Availability

  • Data Center High Availability Overview
  • Link Level and Physical Device Redundancy
  • Device-Level Redundancy

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12/6/2021 9:00 AM CET Juniper Networks Design - Data Center (JND-DC) - ILO Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Instructor-led Online Juniper Networks English Open
12/13/2021 7:30 AM PST Juniper Networks Design - Data Center (JND-DC) - ILO Americas (AMER) Instructor-led Online Juniper Networks English Open
3/7/2022 9:00 AM CET Juniper Networks Design - Data Center (JND-DC) - ILO Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Instructor-led Online Juniper Networks English Open
3/28/2022 7:30 AM PST Juniper Networks Design - Data Center (JND-DC) - ILO Americas (AMER) Instructor-led Online Juniper Networks English Open