Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials (ASR9KE)

Course Information

Duration: 5 days

Version: ASR9KE

Price: $4,000.00



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Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essential version 4 instructor-led course introduces you to the features and functions of the Cisco 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; software; Layer 2 and Layer 3 services; Layer 2 and Layer 3 multicast; operations, administration, and management (OAM); quality of service (QoS) features; and network virtualization.


Following are the prerequisites for this course:

  • 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


Target Audience:

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 Objectives:

  • Major features and benefits of a Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
  • Major features and benefits of the Cisco IOS XR Software operating system
  • Data flow through the Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
  • Configure the Cisco ASR 9000, back out of configuration changes, and restore older versions of the configuration
  • Install the Cisco IOS XR operating system, package information envelopes (PIEs), and software maintenance updates (SMUs)
  • Enable multicast routing on a Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
  • Configure Multiprotocol Label Switch-Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE) on a Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
  • Configure Layer 3 VPN services
  • Configure Ethernet link bundles
  • Configure local E-Line L2VPN
  • Configure Ethernet over MPLS E-Line L2VPN
  • Configure EoMPLS with pseudowire backup
  • Configure local E-LAN L2VPN
  • Configure link-based Ethernet operations, administration, and maintenance (E-OAM)
  • Configure virtual private LAN service (VPLS) L2VPN
  • Configure VPLS with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) autodiscovery
  • Configure service-based connectivity fault management (CFM)
  • Multiple Spanning Tree-Access Gateway (MST-AG)
  • Configure Layer 2 multicast features
  • Basic QoS implementation
  • How to configure and verify network virtualization (nV) on the ASR 9000 series


Course Outine:

  • Module 1: Introduction to the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Series Routers
  • Module 2: Cisco ASR 9000 Hardware
  • Module 3: Cisco IOS XR Software Overview
  • Module 4: Cisco IOS XR Software Configuration Basics
  • Module 5: Cisco IOS XR Software Installation
  • Module 6: Cisco IOS XR Software Operations
  • Module 7: Cisco IOS XR Routing Protocols
  • Module 8: Layer 3 Multicast
  • Module 9: Cisco IOS XR MPLS
  • Module 10: Cisco IOS XR Layer 3 VPN
  • Module 11: Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Architecture
  • Module 12: Cisco ASR 9000 Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services
  • Module 13: Cisco ASR 9000 Multipoint Layer 2 Services
  • Module 14: Cisco ASR 9000 Operation, Administration, and Maintenance
  • Module 15: Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Multicast
  • Module 16: Cisco ASR 9000 QoS
  • Module 17: Cisco ASR 9000 Network Virtualization