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Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21

4.6 out of 5 rating Last updated 25/06/2024   English

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Duration

5 Days

30 CPD hours

Overview

After you successfully complete this course, expect to be able to:
Explain Networking Fundamentals
Describe and review the Aruba Switching portfolio with customers
Install and configure devices running the ArubaOS-CX Network Operating System
Describe and configure VLANs
Explain, describe and configure Spanning Tree Protocol
Understand when to use VRRP and how to configure it
Explain and configure Link Aggregation
Understand and configure IP Routing
Explain IP Subnetting
Understand and configure OSPFv2 – Single Area
Describe and configure Switch Stacking using VSF
Configuration of Aruba solutions using Secure Management and Maintenance methodologies
Manage, monitor, administer and operate Aruba solutions using Aruba's NetEdit tool

Description

This course teaches you the fundamental skills necessary to configure and manage modern, open standards-based networking solutions using Aruba's OS-CX routing and switching technologies. This course consists of approximately 60% lecture and 40% hands-on lab exercises to help you learn how to implement and validate small to medium enterprise network solutions. This 5-day course prepares candidates for the Aruba Certified Switching Associate exam.In this course, participants learn about ArubaOS-CX switch technologies including multi-layer switches. You will also learn about broadcast domains and Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs); secure management protocols such as AAA, SSH, HTTPS, and Dynamic Segmentation using Aruba's Role-Based Access Control (RBAC); availability technologies such as Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP); link aggregation techniques including Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) and switch virtualization with Aruba's Virtual Switching Framework (VSF). Static and dynamic IP routing protocols such as Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) are also covered.

Network Fundamentals
  • What is a network
  • What is a Protocol
  • OSI Reference Model
  • Encapsulation, frames, packets, segments
  • Layer 2 to Layer 7 headers
  • Media, cabling, Ethernet/wifi headers
  • Binary/Hex/Decimal theory and conversion
  • TCP/IP Stack (IP addressing & Transport Protocols TCP/UDP)
  • Types of traffic: Unicast, Broadcast, Multicast
TCP/IP Stack
  • Overview
  • Ethernet frames
  • IPv4 Header
  • TCP Header Three-way Handshake
  • TCP Header Sequence Numbers
  • TCP Header Port Numbers
  • TCP Header
  • UPD Header
Basic Networking with Aruba Solutions
  • Networking devices: Switches, Routers, Multilayer Switches, APs, Mobility Controllers, Firewalls, Servers (HTTP, DHCP, DNS, Telnet, FTP)
  • 2-Tier vs 3-Tier hierarchy
  • Switching Portfolio (AOS switches & AOS-CX switches) is this introducing both portfolio on a couple of slide and few slides on AOS-CX hardware architecture, software architecture and intro to NAE high level.
  • Introduction to AOS-CX and feature set
  • Port numbering
  • Accessing Aruba OS-CX CLI
  • Prompt modes/levels and navigation
  • Context sensitive help
  • Show logs, configuration, interfaces, transceivers, flash, version
  • Hostname/interface name, enabling interfaces
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • ICMP and reachability testing tools: Ping and Traceroute
  • PoE (standards one slide and what we support and one or two slide on configuration and verifications.)
VLANs
  • Broadcast/collision domains
  • VLAN benefits
  • VLAN creation
  • DHCP server configuration in switches (optional)
  • 802.1Q tagging
  • Switchports vs. Routed ports
  • MAC address table
  • ARP table
  • Packet Delivery part 1
Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Redundant network
  • L2 loops
  • 802.1D
  • Common Spanning Tree
  • 802.1s
  • 802.1w overview
  • 802.1w load balancing
  • 802.1w region configuration
Link Aggregation
  • Static Aggregation
  • LACP
  • Load Balancing
IP Routing - Part 1
  • Default Gateway
  • DHCP IP Helper Address
  • IP Routing Service
  • Inter-VLAN routing
  • Packet Delivery Part 2
  • Need for layer 3 redundancy
  • Introduction to VRF
VRRP
  • VRRP overview
  • VRRP basic operation
  • VRRP failover and preempt
  • VRRP and MSTP coordination
IP Routing - Part 2
  • Subnetting
  • CIDR
  • Static routes
  • Administrative Distance
  • Floating routes
  • Scalability issues
IP Routing - Part 3
  • IGP vs EGP
  • Distance Vector vs Link State
  • OSPF Router-ID and Hello Messages
  • Passive interfaces
  • States
  • DR and BDR
  • LSDB: LSA 1 and 2
  • Path selection and convergence
  • Using cost to manipulate routes
Stacking
  • Control Plane, Management Plane, and Data Plane
  • Introduction to Stacking technologies
  • Stacking Benefits
  • Centralized control and management plane
  • Distributed Data Plane and Distributed Link Aggregation
  • VSF
  • VSF requirements
  • VSF Link and member roles
  • VSF member IDs and port numbers
  • VSF Configuration
  • VSF Provisioning use cases
  • Tracing Layer 2 traffic: Unicast
  • Tracing Layer 2 traffic: Broadcast, Multicast, and Unknown Unicast
  • VSF Failover and OSFP Graceful-Restart
  • VSF Link failure without MAD
  • MAD
  • VSX Introduction
Secure Management and Maintenance
  • OOBM port
  • Management VRF
  • Secure Management Protocols: AAA, SSH, HTTPS, RBAC
  • Radius-based management auth (VSA)
  • SNMP
  • Web interface
  • Configuration file management (Backup, restore, checkpoint and roll back)
  • Operating System image management (backup and restore)
  • Factory default/password recovery
AOS-CX Management tools
  • Intro to NetEdit
  • NetEdit installation
  • Basic monitoring with NetEdit
  • AOS-CX Mobile App
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21 training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21 course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

FAQ for the Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21 Course

Available Delivery Options for the Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21 training.
  • Live Instructor Led Classroom Online (Live Online)
  • Traditional Instructor Led Classroom (TILT/ILT)
  • Delivery at your offices in London or anywhere in the UK
  • Private dedicated course as works for your staff.
How many CPD hours does the Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21 training provide?

The 5 day. Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21 training course give you up to 30 CPD hours/structured learning hours. If you need a letter or certificate in a particular format for your association, organisation or professional body please just ask.

What is the correct audience for the Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21 training?

Ideal candidates are IT Professionals who deploy small-to-medium scale enterprise network solutions based on Aruba products and technologies.

Do you provide training for the Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21.

Yes we provide corporate training, dedicated training and closed classes for the Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21. This can take place anywhere in Ireland including, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Northern Ireland or live online allowing you to have your teams from across Ireland or further afield to attend a single training event saving travel and delivery expenses.

What is the duration of the Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21 program.

The Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21 training takes place over 5 day(s), with each day lasting approximately 8 hours including small and lunch breaks to ensure that the delegates get the most out of the day.

Why are Nexus Human the best provider for the Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21?
Nexus Human are recognised as one of the best training companies as they and their trainers have won and hold many awards and titles including having previously won the Small Firms Best Trainer award, national training partner of the year for Ireland on multiple occasions, having trainers in the global top 30 instructor awards in 2012, 2019 and 2021. Nexus Human has also been nominated for the Tech Excellence awards multiple times. Learning Performance institute (LPI) external training provider sponsor 2024.
Is there a discount code for the Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21 training.

Yes, the discount code PENPAL5 is currently available for the Aruba OS-CX Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 20.21 training. Other discount codes may also be available but only one discount code or special offer can be used for each booking. This discount code is available for companies and individuals.

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When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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