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AIS - Accelerated HP A & E Series Networking Technology On-Site Training

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AIS - Accelerated HP A & E Series Networking Technology

Workshop Description/Agenda

In this accelerated course, you will learn about HP A-Series routers and switches and HP E-Series switches and controllers in a single week. You'll also cover the technologies you need to set up, configure, and manage them, including HP ProCurve Manager Plus (PCM+).


HP AIS - Network Infrastructure [2011]

What You'll Learn

  • A-Series and E-Series networking products and technologies, including HP E-Series wireless products and PCM+
  • Configure basic setup parameters
  • Update software for A-Series switches and routers
  • Save and back up configuration files for A-Series switches and routers
  • Configure and verify VLANs
  • Configure ports for trunk, access, or hybrid mode to support various VLAN configurations
  • Configure device-access security features such as passwords, privilege levels, and SSH
  • Configure and verify link aggregation
  • Configure Spanning Tree
  • Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF)
  • Configure RIP routing
  • Configure static routes
  • Fundamental technologies used to address hosts in IPv6

Who Should Attend

IT professionals who deploy SMB 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 Prerequisites

  • Getting Started with HP Wireless Networks
  • ProCurve Networking Primer (Recommended for students new to the networking industry)

Course Outline


1. Product Overview

  • HP A-Series portfolio
  • A-Series campus switch portfolio
  • A-Series router portfolio

2. Basic Configuration of A-Series Devices

  • Management interfaces
  • Console cable
  • Using the console port
  • Authentication modes
  • CLI command privilege levels
  • Configure console access
  • Configure Telnet access
  • Configure SSH access
  • Views (contexts) structure
  • Views in the CLI
  • A-Series CTRL
  • Saving and deleting working configurations
  • Common upgrade methods
  • A-MSR router upgrade in FTP mode
  • Boot menu: File control
  • Initial system configuration
  • Useful command reference

3. Configuring VLANs and Link Aggregation

  • Configuring switch ports
  • Display port status
  • VLANs
  • Switch VLAN port types
  • VLAN configuration: Sample setup
  • Creating VLANs
  • List VLANs
  • Defining access ports
  • Defining multiple access ports
  • Creating hybrid ports for IP phones
  • List hybrid ports
  • Defining uplinks as trunk ports
  • VLAN configuration on distribution switch
  • Define IP addresses on distribution switch
  • Link aggregation
  • Static link aggregation
  • An aggregated link is a virtual port
  • Dynamic link aggregation
  • Outbound load sharing mode
  • Display status of link aggregation

4. Configuring Spanning Tree

  • STP support
  • STP vs. RSTP/MSTP port roles
  • MSTP/RSTP port roles and states
  • Typical configuration with MSTP
  • What happens if MSTP region configuration is wrong?
  • MSTP configuration steps
    • Steps 1 and 2: Enable MSTP and configure MSTP region
    • Step 3: Define root and secondary root of MSTP instances
    • Step 4: Define edge and non-edge ports
    • Step 5: Enhance STP
  • STP between MSTP regions

5. Implementing IRF

  • Advantages of IRF
  • IRF specifications
  • Basic IRF concepts
  • High availability
  • IRF application scenario
    • Increasing port density
    • Expanding system processing capabilities
    • Expanding bandwidth
  • How IRF simplifies networks
  • Advantages of this topology
  • IRF master election
  • Member IDs
  • Configuration files
  • Configuration steps
  • IRF display commands

6. Routing Basics and RIP

  • IP routes sources preferences
  • Static routes
  • RIP
  • Split horizon
  • RIP configuration
    • Verification


1. Basic Switch Setup

  • HP E8212 zl switch
  • HP E5406 zl switch
  • Port names on E8200 zl and E5400 zl switches
  • HP E3500-24G-PoE yl switch
  • Interfaces for initial configuration
  • HP E-Series switch CLI: Facilitator demonstration
  • Verifying connectivity
  • Using LLDP to learn about neighboring switches
  • SMB scenario for lab activities

2. Managing Switch Software and Configuration Files

  • Software image architecture
  • Viewing software versions
  • Installing a new image from a USB drive
  • Configuration file architecture
  • Two ways to erase the startup configuration
  • Backing up and restoring configuration files using a USB drive
  • Managing multiple configuration files
    • Using a different configuration file
  • Displaying events in the system log
  • Port status and counters

3. Configuring VLANs and IP Services

  • VLANs on each switch
  • Steps to configure VLANs
  • Steps to configure IP interfaces on router
  • Commands to confirm VLAN and IP interface configuration
  • Configuring IP services
    • DHCP
    • Syslog
    • SNTP
    • DNS
    • Back up to TFTP server
  • Copying command output to a TFTP server
    • Using show tech
  • Exploring remote management
  • Troubleshooting connectivity
    • Tools
    • Commands
    • Process

4. Configuring Device Access Security

  • Management users
  • Local or remote authentication
  • Configuring passwords on the switch (local)
  • Remote authentication
    • Advantages and disadvantages
    • Access level
    • Method of authentication
    • Authentication server settings on the switch
  • Disable the Clear and Reset buttons
    • Password recovery
    • Disable USB Port
  • Save security settings in configuration files
    • Include credentials command
  • Limit managers by IP address
  • Secure management VLAN
  • Enabling SSH
  • Disabling Telnet
  • Configuring SSL
    • Disabling HTTP
  • Configuring STFP
  • SNMP overview
    • SNMP reference
  • Configure SNMPv2c
  • Enable SNMPv3 and create a username
  • Assign the username to an SNMPv3 group

5. Configuring Link Aggregation

  • Configuring port trunking
    • Choosing a trunking protocol
    • HP E-Series trunking support
  • How port trunking affects VLAN membership
  • Viewing trunk status
  • Examining load sharing

6. Configuring Spanning Tree

  • Steps in single-instance configuration
  • Setting Bridge Priority
  • Enabling Spanning Tree
  • Spanning Tree details for Ro

Who Should Attend

IT professionals who deploy SMB 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: AIS - Accelerated HP A & E Series Networking Technology

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