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Cisco ASR 9000 Aggregation Services Router Series Essentials (ASR9KE)

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5 Days

30 CPD hours

About this course

This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers in their network environment. The primary audience for this course includes:
System engineers
Technical support personnel
Channel partners, resellers


After taking this course, you should be able to:
List and describe the major features and benefits of a Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
List and describe the major features and benefits of the Cisco 64-Bit IOS XR operating system
Understand data flow through the Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
Configure Cisco ASR 9000, back out of configuration changes, and restore older versions of the configuration
Install the Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software operating system, package information envelopes, and software maintenance updates
Enable multicast routing on a Cisco ASR 9900 Series router
Configure Layer 3 VPN services
Configure Ethernet link bundles
Configure local Ethernet Line (E-Line) Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN)
Configure Ethernet over Multiprotocol Label Switching (EoMPLS) E-Line L2VPN
Configure EoMPLS with pseudowire backup
Configure local Ethernet LAN(E-LAN) L2VPN
Describe Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) L2VPN
Describe VPLS with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) autodiscovery
Configure service-based Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
Configure Layer 2 multicast features
Describe basic QoS implementation
Describe how to configure and verify network Virtualization (nV) on the ASR 9000 series


The Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials (ASR9KE) v6.0 course introduces you to the features and functions of the Cisco© Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 9000 Series platforms. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs, you will gain an understanding of all major aspects of the platform, including hardware, Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, routing protocols including Segment Routing, Layer 2 and Layer 3 multicast, Quality of Service (QoS) features, and network virtualization. The course investigates Cisco Internetworking Operating System (IOS) XR 64-Bit Linux-based feature parity in the environment, as well as how to install Cisco IOS© XR 64-Bit software packages.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Hardware
  • Examining the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Chassis
  • Examining the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Architecture
  • Examining the Route Switch Processor/ Route Processor (RSP/RP) Functions and Fabric Architecture
  • Examining the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Line Card
  • Examining the Cisco ASR 9000 Power Subsystems
Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Architecture and Linux Fundamentals
  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Fundamentals
  • Cisco ASR 9000 IOS XR 64-Bit vs. 32-Bit
  • Exploring Linux Fundamentals
Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Installation
  • Examining Resource Allocations and Media Mappings
  • Migrating to Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software
  • Performing Disaster Recovery
  • Installing Software Packages
Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Configuration Basics
  • Configuring Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Basic Operations
  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Initial Configuration
  • Reviewing the Configuration
Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Routing Protocols
  • Exploring Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)
  • Exploring OSPF
  • Exploring BGP
  • Exploring Routing Protocol for LLN
Multicast Routing
  • Exploring Multicast Routing
  • Exploring Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)
Cisco Multiprotocol Label Switching
  • Examining the MPLS Forwarding Infrastructure
  • Implementing the MPLS Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Segment Routing
  • Segment Routing Concepts
  • Interior Gateway Protocol Segment Routing (IGP SR) Control Plane Overview
  • Prefix and Adjacency Segment IDs (SIDs)
  • SR IS-IS Multi-Level and OSPF Multi-Area
  • IS-IS SR Configuration and Verification
  • OSPF SR Configuration and Verification
Layer 3 VPNs
  • Examining L3VPNs
  • Exploring L3VPN Control and Data Flow
  • Configuring L3VPNs
  • Verifying the L3VPN Operation
Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Architecture
  • Examining Carrier Ethernet and Flexible Ethernet Edge
  • Comparing Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs
  • Examining the ASR 9000 Layer 2 Infrastructure and Ethernet Flow Points (EFPs)
  • Layers 2 and 3 Coexistence and VLAN Tag Manipulation
  • Exploring the Layer 2 Network Infrastructure
Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services
  • Point-to-Point Alternating Current-Alternating Current (AC-AC) and Attachment Circuit Redundancy
  • Point-to-Point AC-Pseudowire (PW) Cross-Connect
  • Examining Pseudowire Redundancy and Resiliency
Layer 2 Multicast
  • Examining the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Multicast
  • Implementing Multicast
Quality of Service
  • QoS Basics and the Modular QoS CLI (MQC) Mode
  • Layer 2 QoS Example
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