IOSXRE - Cisco IOS XR Software Essentials (IOSXRE)

The Cisco IOS XR Software Essentials (IOSXRE) training introduces you to the essential features and functions of the Cisco IOS XR Software operating system that powers many Cisco products. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on lab exercises, you will gain an understanding of all major aspects of the operating system including the architecture, installation and upgrade, automatic provisioning, and using the software command-line interface (CLI). You will also learn how to implement essential software services including system security, logging, timing and synchronization, AAA services, and how to use modular QoS. In addition, you will learn how to implement basic routing and forwarding using Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). Finally, you will learn how to implement and use programmability and monitoring features including Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), telemetry, process monitoring, and IOS XR programmability. This training also earns you 24 Continuing Education (CE) credits toward recertification.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

Describe Cisco IOS XR Software architecture
Explain how to install Cisco IOS XR Software packages
Describe how to provision network devices by using zero touch provisioning
Describe how to perform initial configurations on a Cisco IOS XR router
Recognize, implement, and manage system security features within Cisco IOS XR Software systems, ensuring the protection of network infrastructure and data
Monitor device performance through CLI and logging services
Describe the methods and protocols for establishing timing and synchronization on Cisco IOS XR router platforms
Describe the operation of Cisco IOS XR AAA Software services, task-based security mechanisms and user security policies
Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco IOS XR Software AAA services in a network environment
Recognize how to implement QoS in various scenarios and environments, including Cisco IOS XR Software and a service provider environment
Define the Cisco IOS XR implementation requirements for deploying common routing protocols and managing the Routing Information Base, Route Policy, forwarding, and load balancing mechanisms
Implement and configure MPLS and describe MPLS label propagation in service provider networks
Configure SNMP in Cisco IOS XR Software environments for optimum performance and efficient management of network resources
Describe the programmable features of Cisco IOS XR Software
Comprehend and implement model-driven telemetry for enhanced network visibility and management
Describe the application hosting architecture and how to deploy a third-party application on a Cisco IOS XR router
Illustrate how to efficiently monitor processes using process monitoring concepts and tools such as employing the monitor processes command to track and manage system activities

Student Testimonials

Instructor did a great job, from experience this subject can be a bit dry to teach but he was able to keep it very engaging and made it much easier to focus. Student
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The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:
Experience working with CLI-based network devices
Knowledge of general routing concepts
These skills can be found in the following Cisco learning offering:
Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions 1.0

Detailed Class Syllabus

Course Outline:

Cisco IOS XR Software Fundamentals
Cisco IOS XR Software Installation and Upgrades
Automatic Provisioning
Cisco IOS XR Software CLI Basics
Cisco IOS XR Software System Security
Cisco IOS XR Software Logging Configuration
Timing and Synchronization
Cisco IOS XR Software AAA Service Fundamentals
Cisco IOS XR Software AAA Service Implementation
Cisco IOS XR Software Modular QoS
Cisco IOS XR Software Routing Protocol Configuration
Cisco IOS XR Software MPLS Operation and Implementation
Network Management with SNMP on Cisco IOS XR Software
Cisco IOS XR Software Programmability
Model-Driven Telemetry
Application Hosting Overview
Cisco IOS XR Software Process Monitoring

Lab Outline:

Labs are designed to assure learners a whole practical experience, through the following practical activities:
Cisco IOS XR Software Installation
Configure and Verify ZTP
Initial Configuration of a Cisco IOS XR Router
Configuration Commit and Rollback
Configure and Verify MPP
Configure and Verify uRPF
Configure and Verify Logging
Configure and Verify NTP
Configure and Verify User Security Policies
Cisco IOS XR AAA Configuration
Configure and Verify Modular QoS
Configure and Verify IS-IS
Configure and Verify OSPF
Configure and Verify BGP
Configure and Verify MPLS
Configure and Verify SNMP
Configure and Verify Devices by Using Model-Driven Programmability
Configure and Verify Model-Driven Telemetry
Configure and Verify Application Hosting Within a Docker Container