This Virtual Training Services (VTS) offering on configuring Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS) protocols is an educational session that includes lecture by a Cisco subject matter expert and hands-on practice exercises on configuring OSPF and IS-IS. This session provides you with the knowledge and skills to deploy, operate, and maintain OSPF or IS-IS in an Internet service provider (ISP) backbone network. You will learn the primary principles of the routing protocols that are used in very large networks. Hands-on labs reinforce the lecture materials to make sure that you have the working skills to affect the networks you support.
Duration Virtual classroom offering: two days, six hours a day.
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
- Identify the critical factors for availability, scalability, and manageability
- Implement an Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP, either OSPF or IS-IS) into a large-scale hierarchical network using best current practices for scalability
- Course Introduction
- Get Started with Core Networking
- Implement Link State Protocols (OSPF or IS-IS)
The lab outline is as follows:
- Connect to the Lab Equipment
- The purpose of this lab is to get you into the lab network so you can access reference materials used throughout the session and gain device access for later lab exercises.
- Configure the Basics
- During the lab exercise you will configure the basic information needed to operate and manage the network equipment. You will import a configuration that installs a basic template, then configure many other elements manually.
- Configure Interfaces and IP Connectivity
- The purpose of this lab exercise is to construct the lab and introduce you to the basic principles of constructing and configuring an IP network. In this lab you will configure the interfaces and establish IP connectivity.
- Configure and Verify OSPF or IS-IS in the Core Network
- The purpose of this lab is to continue building the lab by configuring infrastructure routing using either OSPF or IS-IS. Using the basic router configuration from the first exercise, you will configure basic IGP routing.
- This session is intended for network professionals, including designers, implementers, and support staff involved with design and deployment of large-scale networks for large enterprises or high-end ISP networks that use scalable technologies such as IS-IS or OSPF.
- This VTS supports a maximum of 12 students in a single session.
The following are the prerequisites for this session:
- Experience using the Cisco IOS® Software command-line interface (CLI)
- Proficiency in routing fundamentals and IP addressing
- CCNA® or the equivalent networking knowledge and experience