About This Course
Advanced Services¿ Cisco IOS XR Software Version 3.4.0 IPv4 Routing (XIPV4R)
Following are the prerequisites for this course.
- Students should have knowledge of the Cisco IOS XR Software configuration syntax to the
extent covered in the Cisco CRS-1 Essentials or Cisco XR12000 Series Essentials course.
- Students attending this class should be able to establish, without assistance, a basic
configuration for OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP as accomplished in the Cisco CRS-1 Essentials or
Cisco XR12000 Series Essentials course labs.
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This hands-on four-day course provides an advanced look at popular IPv4 routing
protocols supported in Cisco® IOS® XR Software. The XIPV4R course investigates the
intricacies of Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) operation through Open Shortest Path First
(OSPF) and Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS) Protocol labs that
engage the student in a detailed examination of the link-state database and the effects of
virtually all protocol options. The complexities of large-scale routing using the Border
Gateway Protocol (BGP) are then explored, with the focus placed on scaling networks
using route reflection and confederations. In addition, numerous BGP options, such as
multihop, multipath, and authentication, are discussed and configured in a lab setting.
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Upon completion of this course, you should be able to :
- Describe the basic unicast forwarding architecture and infrastructure.
- Describe and apply basic routing and forwarding security.
- Describe and examine bidirectional forwarding detection.
- Explain nonstop forwarding operation.
- Configure Routing Policy Language (RPL) sets and policies.
- Design hierarchical and parameterized RPL policies.
- Configure IS-IS Level 1 and Level 2 areas and verify operation.
- Implement route redistribrution and summarization in IS-IS.
- Implement RPL policies in IS-IS.
- Configure a multiple area OSPF domain and verify operation.
- Configure route redistribution filtered with an RPL policy.
- Configure autonomous systems with internal BGP full-mesh, route reflectors, and as a
- Configure external BGP between adjacent autonomous systems.
- Examine internal and external BGP operation.
The course outline is as follows:
- IPv4 Routing Architecture and Infrastructure
- Routing Policy Language
- IS-IS Routing in the Core
- OSPF Routing in the Core
- BGP Routing Through the Core
The lab outline is as follows:
- Lab 1: Examining Cisco IOS XR Software Routing Infrastructure
Boot a static routed configuration and examine the routing infrastructure environment.
- Lab 2: Routing Policy Language
Design and configure a route policy to filter routes.
- Lab 3: Configuring IS-IS Routing
Configure a core of routers as an IS-IS domain.
- Lab 4: Configuring OSPF Routing
Configure another core of routers as a multiiple area OSPF domain.
- Lab 5: Configuring BGP Routing
Configure each core as a separate autonomous system with one as an internal BGP route
reflector environment and the other as a BGP confederation.
Who Should Attend
This course is for technical professionals who design, implement, and operate IPv4 routing
protocols in a service provider network consisting of routers running Cisco IOS XR Software.
The following are considered the primary audience for this course:
- Network operations center (NOC) engineers
- Network and senior engineers
- Support engineers