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Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials (ASR9KE)

  • Length 4 days
  • Price  $5170 inc GST
  • Version 6.1
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Why study this course

The Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials (ASR9KE) 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 virtualisation. 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.

Digital courseware: Cisco provides students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

Exam Vouchers: Cisco exam vouchers are not included in the course fees but can be purchased separately where applicable.

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What you’ll learn

Upon completion of 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 Virtualisation (nV) on the ASR 9000 series

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Who is the course for?

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

Course subjects

  • Cisco ASR 9000 Series Hardware

  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Architecture and Linux Fundamentals

  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Installation

  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Configuration Basics

  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Routing Protocols

  • Multicast Routing

  • Cisco Multiprotocol Label Switching

  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Segment Routing

  • Layer 3 VPNs

  • Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Architecture

  • Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services

  • Layer 2 Multicast

  • Quality of Service 

Lab Outline

  • ASR 9904 Hardware Discovery Lab

  • Device Discovery and Initial Configuration

  • Installing Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software

  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Software Operations

  • Configuring IS-IS Routing

  • Configuring OSPF Routing

  • Configuring Internal BGP (iBGP) Routing

  • IPv4 Multicast Configuration

  • Configuring Multiprotocol Label Switching

  • Configuring and Verifying IGP Segment Routing

  • Configuring Layer 3 Virtual Private Network

  • Local E-Line Service

  • EoMPLS Service


Following are the prerequisites for this course:

  • Basic IOS XR 64-Bit Software configuration commands

  • Basic knowledge of router installation and some experience with installation tools

  • Routing protocol configuration experience with BGP, Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

  • Knowledge of Layer 2 IEEE switching and related protocols

  • Strong knowledge of MPLS configuration or multicast configuration experience

  • Experience troubleshooting Cisco routers in a large network environment

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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