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Introduction to Cisco IOS XR-IOSXR100 Course

Introduction to Cisco IOS XR-IOSXR100 Training Course

Course Description:

The Introduction to Cisco IOS XR-IOSXR100 course is a 5-day course that is designed to teach students about the features and functions of the Cisco IOS XR Software operating system. Via a combination of lecture and hands-on lab exercises, students will attain an understanding of all major aspects of the operating system, including the architecture, high-availability components, scalability features, configuration basics, switch fabric data path, basic software operations, configuration file overview, monitoring the Cisco IOS XR operating system, and working with error messages and core dumps.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Cisco IOS XR general architecture
  • Introduction to the Cisco IOS XR command line interface (CLI)
  • Basic system configuration
  • Tracing the switch fabric data path
  • Monitoring the Cisco IOS XR system
  • Working within the Cisco IOS XR configuration file system
  • Interpreting Cisco IOS XR error messages and log file messages
  • Creating system core dumps

Target Student:

  • Technical professionals
  • Network operations center (NOC) operators
  • System administrators
  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Channel partners and resellers

Prerequisites: Students should possess the following experience before attending the course:

  • Knowledge of general routing concepts
  • Experience working with CLI-based network devices

Training Dates
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Course Syllabus

1. Cisco IOS XR Software Overview

  • Cisco IOS XR Architecture
  • High Availability
  • Scalability

2. Cisco IOS XR Configuration Basics

  • Configuration Operations
  • Initial Configuration
  • Route Processor Redundancy

3. Switch Fabric Architecture

  • Cisco IOS XR Architecture, High Availability, and Scalability Review
  • Verifying the Fabric Data Path

4. Cisco IOS XR Software Operations

  • Examining the Operation Basics
  • Examining Configuration Operations
  • Examining Configuration Rollback and Recovery
  • Examining Process Management

5. Configuration File System Overview

6. Monitoring the Cisco IOS XR Operating System

  • Cisco IOS XR Architecture
  • System Monitoring Commands

7. Error Messages and Core Dumps

  • System Error Messages
  • Logging System Messages
  • Cisco IOS XR Core Dumps

Lab 1: Hardware Discovery and Initial Configuration

  • Task 1: Hardware Environment
  • Task 2: Initial Configuration

Lab 2: Reviewing the Configuration

  • Task 1: Active and Target Configuration
  • Task 2: Displaying Interface Information

Lab 3: Route Processor Redundancy

  • Task 1: Route Processor Redundancy and Switchover

Lab 4: Verifying the Cisco IOS XR Switch Fabric Data Path

  • Task 1: Verifying System Status
  • Task 2: Verifying State of the Fabric Planes
  • Task 3: Verifying Line Card and Route Processor Fabric Connectivity
  • Task 4: Displaying Fabric Link Connectivity
  • Task 5: Tracing Fabric Data Path

Lab 5: Make and Test Configuration Changes

  • Task 1: Making Configuration Changes

Lab 6: Configuration Commit and Rollback

  • Task 1: Commit and Rollback

Lab 7: Process Management

  • Task 1: Process Restartability

Lab 8: Configuration File System

  • Task 1: Navigating the Configuration File System
  • Task 2: Exploring Sysdb
  • Task 3: Exploring the Binary Files
  • Task 4: Comparing ASCII and Binary Files one Active and Standby Route Processors

Lab 9: System Monitoring

  • Task 1: Verifying the Manageability PIE Files
  • Task 2: Monitoring the System

Lab 10: Working with System Log Messages

  • Task 1: Working with System Log Messages

Lab 11: Core Dumps

  • Task 1: Working with Core Dumps

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