Configuring and Monitoring QFabric Systems (CMQC)

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Network engineers, technical support personnel, reseller support engineers and others responsible for selling, implementing, monitoring or supporting the QFabric system.
Course Duration:
2 days


We recommend students attend Junos Enterprise Switching (JEX) and Junos Intermediate Routing (JIR) prior to taking this course or have equivalent experience. Students should also possess:

  • Intermediate TCP/IP networking knowledge or experience
  • Intermediate Layer 2 switching knowledge or experience
  • Introductory data center technologies knowledge and experience
Course Objectives:

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

  • Compare legacy environments compared to the QFabric system
  • Explain control plane and data plane functions in the QFabric system
  • Describe the goals of the software architecture
  • Identify the purpose and functions of the Director software
  • Configure and verify key software abstractions
  • List and describe operations of internal protocols used in the QFabric system
  • Perform the initial setup and configuration tasks
  • Configure and monitor network interfaces
  • Log into system components and verify status
  • Explain bridging concepts and operations for the QFabric system
  • Configure and monitor key Layer 2 protocols and features
  • Explain routing concepts and operations for the QFabric system
  • Configure and monitor key Layer 3 protocols and features
  • Describe and compare data center storage technologies and challenges
  • List and describe data center storage networking protocols
  • Describe common Fibre Channel topologies, components and related terminology
  • Explain Fibre Channel operations and issues that can impact protocol operations
  • Configure and monitor Fibre Channel functionality on the QFabric system
  • Identify the various QFabric system software packages
  • Perform a standard software upgrade
  • Perform a nonstop software upgrade
Course Outline:
  • Course Introduction


  • System Overview
    • QFabric System Introduction
    • Components and Architecture
    • Control Plane and Data Plane


  • Software Architecture
    • Architecture Overview
    • Software Abstractions
    • Internal Protocols


  • Setup and Initial Configuration
    • System Setup
    • Initial Configuration Tasks
    • Configuring Network Interfaces
    • Connecting to System Components


  • Layer 2 Features and Operations
    • Layer 2 Protocol and Feature Support
    • Overview of Layer 2 Operations
    • Configuring and Monitoring Layer 2 Protocols and Features


  • Layer 3 Features and Operations
    • Layer 3 Protocol and Feature Support
    • Overview of Layer 3 Operations
    • Configuring and Monitoring Layer 3 Protocols and Features


  • Network Storage Fundamentals
    • Introduction to Data Center Storage
    • Overview of Data Center Storage Technologies
    • Storage Networking Protocols


  • Fibre Channel
    • Fibre Channel Application and Operations
    • Configuring and Monitoring Fibre Channel
    • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel
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