DCX - Juniper Networks Data Center Switching (DCX)

This two-day course is designed to introduce QFX5100 features including, but not limited to, Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP), unified in-service software upgrade (ISSU), multichassis link aggregation (MC-LAG), Mixed Virtual Fabric, and Virtual Chassis Fabric (VCF). Students will learn to configure and monitor these features that exist 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.

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The following are the prerequisites for this course:
  • Understanding of the OSI model;
  • Junos OS configuration experience—the Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS) course or equivalent;
  • Intermediate routing knowledge—the Junos Routing Essentials (JRE) course or equivalent; and
  • Intermediate switching knowledge—the Junos Enterprise Switching using Enhanced Layer 2 Software (JEX-ELS) course or equivalent.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: System Overview

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

Module 3: Zero Touch Provisioning

Understanding Zero Touch Provisioning
ZTP in Action: A Working Example
Lab 1: Zero Touch Provisi

Module 4: In-Service Software Upgrade

Understanding ISSU on QFX5100 Series Switches
ISSU in Action: A Working Example
Lab 2: In-Service Software Upgrade

Module 5:MC-LAG

MC-LAG Overview
MC-LAG Operations
Deploying MC-LAGs
Lab 3: MC-LAG

Module 6: 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 4: Mixed Virtual Chassis

Module 7: Virtual Chassis Fabric

Overview of Virtual Chassis Fabric
Control and Forwarding Plane

Module 8: Virtual Chassis Fabric Management

Managing a Virtual Chassis Fabric Using the CLI
Dynamically Provisioning a Virtual Chassis Fabric
Preprovisioning and Autoprovisioning a Virtual Chassis Fabric
Software Requirements and Upgrades
Managing a Virtual Chassis Fabric with Space
Lab 5: Virtual Chassis Fabric