This two-day course is designed to introduce the features introduced by the QFX5100 and EX4300 Series Ethernet Switches including, but not limited to, zero touch provisioning (ZTP), unified in-service software upgrade (ISSU), multi-chassis link aggregation (MC-LAG), mixed virtual fabric and virtual chassis fabric (VCF). Students will learn to configure and monitor these features on the Junos operating system running on the QFX5100 and EX4300 Series platform.

Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience configuring, monitoring and analyzing the features of the Junos OS. This course is based on Junos OS Release 13.2X51-D21.1.

Audience: This course benefits individuals responsible for configuring and monitoring switching features that exist on the Junos OS running on the QFX5100 and EX4300 Series platforms, including individuals in professional services, sales and support organizations, and end users.
Course Duration: 2 days
Prerequisites:

We recommend the following:

  • Understanding of the OSI model
  • Junos OS configuration experience
    • Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS) course or equivalent
  • Intermediate routing knowledge
    • Junos Routing Essentials (JRE) course or equivalent
  • Intermediate switching knowledge
    • Junos Enterprise Switching using Enhanced Layer 2 Software (JEX-ELS) course or equivalent
Course Objectives:

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Identify current challenges in today’s data center environments and explain how the QFX5100 system solves some of those challenges
  • List the various models of QFX5100 Series switches
  • List some data center architecture options
  • Explain the purpose and value of ZTP
  • Describe the components and operations of ZTP
  • Deploy a QFX5100 Series switch using ZTP
  • Explain the purpose and value of ISSU
  • Describe the components and operations of ISSU
  • Upgrade a QFX5100 Series switch using ISSU
  • Explain the purpose and value of MC-LAG
  • Describe the components and operations of MC-LAG
  • Implement an MC-LAG on QFX5100 Series switches
  • Describe key concepts and components of a mixed Virtual Chassis
  • Explain the operational details of a mixed Virtual Chassis
  • Implement a mixed Virtual Chassis and verify its operations
  • Describe key concepts and components of a Virtual Chassis Fabric
  • Describe the control plane and forwarding plane of a Virtual Chassis Fabric
  • Describe how to use the CLI to configure and monitor a Virtual Chassis Fabric
  • Describe how to provision a Virtual Chassis Fabric using non-provisioning, pre-provisioning and auto-provisioning
  • Describe the software requirements and upgrade procedure of Virtual Chassis Fabric
  • Describe how to manage a Virtual Chassis Fabric with Junos Space client
Course Outline:
  • Course Introduction

 

  • System Overview
    • Data Center Challenges
    • Addressing the Challenges with QFX5100 Series Switches
    • Architectures and Features

 

  • Zero Touch Provisioning
    • Understanding Zero Touch Provisioning
    • ZTP in Action: A Working Example
    • Lab: Zero Touch Provisioning

 

  • In-Service Software Upgrade
    • Understanding ISSU on QFX5100 Series Switches
    • ISSU in Action: A Working Example
    • Lab Two: In-Service Software Upgrade

 

  • MC-LAG
    • MC-LAG Overview
    • MC-LAG Operations
    • Deploying MC-LAGs
    • Lab Three: MC-LAG

 

  • Mixed Virtual Chassis
    • Overview of Mixed Virtual Chassis
    • Provisioning a Mixed Virtual Chassis
    • Software Requirements and Upgrades
    • Configuring and Monitoring a Mixed Virtual Chassis
    • Lab Four: Mixed Virtual Chassis

 

  • Virtual Chassis Fabric
    • Overview of Virtual Chassis Fabric
    • Control and Forwarding Plane

 

  • Virtual Chassis Fabric Management
    • Managing a Virtual Chassis Fabric Using the CLI
    • Dynamically Provisioning a Virtual Chassis Fabric
    • Pre-provisioning and Auto-provisioning a Virtual Chassis Fabric
    • Software Requirements and Upgrades
    • Managing a Virtual Chassis Fabric with Space
    • Lab Five: Virtual Chassis Fabric