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Getting Started with HP Switching and Routing On-Site Training

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Summary

Getting Started with HP Switching and Routing

Workshop Description/Agenda

In this course, you will gain an understanding of the foundational HP network technologies, including basic switch functionality, virtual LANs (VLANs), infrastructure device security, IP routing concepts, link aggregation, and network redundancy.

You will get an overview of HP A-Series switches, which are designed for data centers and enterprises, and E-Series switches, which are designed for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs). You will also learn how each foundational technology is implemented on both A-Series and E-Series switches.

Certification:

HP AIS - Network Infrastructure [2011]

What You'll Learn

  • Ways to categorize switches based on their capabilities or form factor
  • How HP A- and E-Series switches help organizations meet today's business and technical challenges
  • Factors that can make network infrastructure devices vulnerable to attack
  • How to physically secure infrastructure devices from unauthorized access
  • How and why VLANs are implemented on HP E-Series and A-Series switches
  • How Layer 3 switches use static and default routes to ensure that traffic reaches its final destination
  • Basic components of routing tables and their purpose
  • How dynamic and static links are implemented on HP switches
  • STP, RSTP, and MSTP and how they are implemented on HP switches
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using HP IRF to provide network redundancy

Who Should Attend

IT professionals who deploy SMB and enterprise-edge solutions based on HP technologies, including HP reseller systems engineers, customer IT staff, HP system engineers, and HP services field and call center support engineers

Course Outline

1. HP Switch

  • Current networking challenges
  • Customer requirements
  • Converged networks
  • Open standards
  • HP switch series overview
  • HP warranty
  • Green business technology
  • Network environment
  • Deployment options
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches
  • Switch manageability
  • Form factor
  • Stackable
  • HP switch portfolio
  • V-Series switches
  • E-Series switches
  • A-Series switches
  • A-Series routers
  • Switch management interfaces
  • In-band and out-of-band management
  • HP E-Series switches
    • Initial access
    • Management users
    • CLI structure
  • HP A-Series
    • User interfaces
    • CLI command levels
    • Privilege levels
    • CLI structure
  • HP CLI help

2. Security Basics

  • Overview of attacks
  • The need for physical security
  • Defense in-depth
  • HP defense components
  • Trusted network infrastructure
  • Access control
  • Threat management
  • Benefits of HP's defense strategy
  • Authenticating management users
    • A-Series switches
    • E-Series switches
  • Secure management protocols
  • SSHv2
  • HTTPS
  • SSH and HTTPS requirements

3. VLAN Basics

  • Need for VLANs on today's network
  • Benefits of using VLANs
  • Example network segmented by VLANs
  • IEEE 802.1Q standard
  • Example Ethernet header
  • Tagged and untagged VLAN memberships on E-Series switches
  • VLANs on E-Series switches
    • Default VLAN
    • Configuration guidelines
    • Configuring VLANs
    • Extending VLAN boundaries
    • Configuring IP addresses
    • Viewing the status of VLAN ports
  • GVRP
  • Types of ports on A-Series switches
  • Configuring access ports on A-Series switches
  • Configuring trunk ports on A-Series switches
  • Default VLAN for A-Series trunk ports
  • Extending VLANs across A-Series switches
  • Configuration guidelines for A-Series switches
  • Configuring IP addresses on A-Series switches
  • Layer 2 or Layer 3 forwarding
  • Example: Identify the destination device's MAC address

4. Fundamentals of Routing

  • Layer 3 routing
  • Destination IP address
  • Next hop or gateway
  • Types of routes
    • Direct routes
    • Indirect routes
    • Static routes
  • Information required for routes
  • A-Series routing table
  • E-Series routing table
  • Routing example
  • VLAN tagging on E-Series switches
  • Access or trunk ports on A-Series switches

5. Link Aggregation and LACP

  • Ever-increasing bandwidth requirements
  • Benefits of link aggregation
  • LACP
    • Requirements
    • Link negotiation
  • Dynamic LACP: Active and passive
  • Conversations
  • Link aggregation terminology
  • Implementing link aggregation on HP E-Series switches
  • LACP or port trunking
  • Static aggregated link
    • Configuring on E-Series switches
  • Dynamic aggregated link
    • Configuring on E-Series switches
  • VLANs and aggregated links
    • Configuring VLANs for a static aggregated link
    • Enabling a dynamic aggregated link to support multiple VLANs
  • Load distribution
  • Distributed trunking
    • Implementation
    • Benefits
  • Implementing link aggregation on HP A-Series switches
  • Link aggregation on A-Series switches
  • Port aggregation states
  • Configuration settings that affect the aggregation state
  • Reference ports
  • Static link aggregation group
  • Reference port for the static link aggregation groups
  • Aggregation state of static port members
  • Dynamic link aggregation groups
  • Reference port for a dynamic link aggregation group
  • Aggregation state of dynamic member ports
  • Comparing static and dynamic aggregation links on A-Series switches
  • VLANs and aggregate interfaces
  • Load distribution

6. Providing Network Redundancy

  • Need for network redundancy
  • STP overview
  • Electing a root bridge
  • Exchanging BPDUs to elect the root bridge
  • Root path and path costs
  • Using the bridge ID as a tie-breaker
  • Using the port ID as a tie-breaker
  • Switch port states
  • STP enhancements
  • STP limitations
  • RSTP enhancements
  • MSTP enhancements
  • Interoperability
  • RSTP configuration
  • Default STP version on HP switches
    • E-Series switches
    • A-Series switches
  • Enabling RSTP
    • E-Series switches
    • A-Series switches
  • Bridge and port priorities
  • Changing the bridge priority
  • Considerations for VLANs
  • Poor design can isolate VLAN
  • Assigning all VLANs to redundant links
  • MSTP
    • Configuration
    • Instances
    • Regions
    • Instances and the Internal Spanning Tree (IST)
    • Configuring on A-Series and E-Series switches
  • HP IRF
    • IRF connections
  • Learning the topology
  • Electing a master
  • Simplified network operations
  • Distributed forwarding and routing
  • Redundancy

Who Should Attend

IT professionals who deploy SMB and enterprise-edge solutions based on HP technologies, including HP reseller systems engineers, customer IT staff, HP system engineers, and HP services field and call center support engineers

Additional Information

Training Provider: OneSource Professional Training Solutions, Inc.

Course Topics: Computers / IT Training > Systems Management / MIS

Training Course Summary: Getting Started with HP Switching and Routing

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