Overview

This course covers basic and advanced topics within the HP FlexCampus Architecture. The learner will experience both theory and hands on experience utilizing real hardware through lab exercises over four days. The learner will configure and monitor Comware devices using open standard technologies. You will work with layer 2 technologies, such as Multiple Instance Spanning Tree (MSTP) and Link-Aggregation (Trunks). You will also learn about Backplane Stacking. Layer 3 technologies, such as static routes, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) with Multi-Area implementations, and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), along with multicast solutions leveraging Protocol independent Multicast (PIM) both dense and spare modes.

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Prerequisites

  • This course is recommended for students who need to deploy HP FlexNetwork technologies based on Comware. It does not require completion of any previous HP Networking
  • Network Experience is required


Audience

  • Network or systems administrators,network engineers, and consultants who plan to Deploy HP Comware 7 switches into a new or existing network.
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Delegates will learn how to

  • Protect devices with local and remote authentication using telnet, SSH, web, and SNMP access
  • Navigate the HP Comware CLI and manage the flash file system
  • Upgrade the Comware switch operating system
  • Configure VLANs on HP Comware switches
  • Configure a Comware switch for DHCP server and DHCP relay
  • Configure multiple spanning tree and apply STP security features
  • Differentiate between static and dynamic link aggregation
  • Configure and troubleshoot link aggregation on HP switches
  • Implement and deploy HP IRF with MAD technologies to protect your network
  • Configure, design and deploy Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Configure, design and deploy Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), in multi-area, and work with External routes
  • Configure, design and deploy Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Configure, design and deploy Quality of Service (QoS)


Benefits to you

  • Gain hands-on network Comware experience in a zero risk lab environment Learn how to plan, design and implement HP Comware technologies Enhance your knowledge and comfort level with HP Comware in any deployment location within your network.

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Outline

Module 1 - Introduction

  • Course overview and objectives


Module 2 - Basic Setup

  • Initiate a console connection to an HP Comware switch
  • Describe characteristics and purpose of each Privilege Level
  • Navigate the Comware CLI
  • Perform basic configuration
  • Configure interfaces
  • Troubleshoot common problems with basic connectivity


Module 3 - Protecting Management Access

  • Apply password protection to local and remote authentication
  • Associate user roles with password and scheme authentication
  • Implement remote management with telnet, SSH, web, and SNMP access


Module 4 - Managing Software and Configurations

  • Understand the boot up process of Comware switches
  • Use the Comware device flash file system
  • Upgrade the Comware switch operating system
  • Manage configuration files on Comware switches


Module 5 - VLANs

  • Understand the use of VLANs and the various types of VLAN
  • Choose the correct VLAN port type for various situations
  • Configure VLANs and assign IP addresses to VLAN interfaces
  • Implement basic routing on directly connected VLANs
  • Verify connectivity within and between VLANs


Module 6 - IP Services

  • DHCP server and DHCP relay
  • NTP
  • Logging
  • DNS


Module 7 - Spanning Tree Protocol

  • Understand the operation of the original IEEE 802.1D standard (pre-2004)
  • Recognize the enhancements included in RSTP
  • Understand the implementation of PVST
  • List the components and load sharing benefits of MSTP
  • Configure MSTP
  • Configure STP security features


Module 8 - Link Aggregation

  • Understand the problems and limitations of STP and load sharing
  • Differentiate between static and dynamic link aggregation
  • Understand how the Link Aggregation Control Protocol works (LACP)
  • Configure link aggregation on Comware switches
  • Troubleshoot link aggregation on Comware switches


Module 9 - IRF

  • Understand the technologies and concepts involving IRF
  • Understand the advantages that IRF provides
  • Describe a split stack and how the
  • Multi-Active Detection (MAD) protocol deals with this problem
  • Configure a simple IRF topology
  • Verify and troubleshoot an IRF topology


Module 10 - Basic IP Routing

  • Describe how Comware switches forward traffic between directly connected VLANs
  • Configure static routes on a Comware switch
  • Describe the basic operation of RIP
  • Describe the basic operation of OSPF and configure single-area OSPF
  • Deploy HP products in single-area and multiple-area OSPF systems
  • Use area definitions and summaries to create efficient and scalable, multiple-area designs
  • Advertise routes to external networks in a variety of OSPF environments
  • Promote fast, effective convergence during a variety of failover situations
  • Use virtual links as required to establish nondirect connections to the backbone
  • Implement OSFP authentication


Module 11 - Access Control Lists

  • Define ACL and identify the criteria by which ACLs select traffic
  • Configure ACLs on HP Comware based switches to select given traffic
  • Apply static ACLs to interfaces to meet the needs of a particular scenario
  • Examine an ACL configuration and determine the action taken on specific packets


Module 12 - Quality of Service

  • Configure HP switches to honor the appropriate QoS marks applied by other devices
  • Create a QoS policy that assigns a specified class of traffic to a priority queue
  • Select and implement an appropriate strategy for queue scheduling
  • Implement traffic policing policies that enforce the negotiated committed information rate (CIR), committed burst size (CBS), peak information rate (PIR), and excessive burst size (EBS) for a specified class of traffic
  • Respond to congestion in advance by applying the appropriate traffic shaping and Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED)policies
  • Determine the QoS mark that an HP switch will assign to specific outbound traffic and, if necessary, adjust the mark


Module 13 - BGP

  • Establish and monitor eBGP sessions between your routers and Internet Service Provider (ISP) routers
  • Advertise an IP block to multiple ISP routers
  • Filter BGP routes as required for a dual-homed ISP connection
  • Configure a BGP router to advertise a default route in OSPF or to redistribute and aggregate BGP routes, as appropriate


Module 14 - Multicast

  • Route multicast traffic using Protocol Independent Multicast-Dense Mode (PIM-DM) or Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM)
  • Select and configure rendezvous points (RPs) based on particular environmental needs such as redundancy and efficient operation
  • Minimize unnecessary multicast flooding
  • Apply advanced controls such as source-specific multicasting (SSM) and administrative scopes to a PIM-SM deployment
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