About this Course

Code TPH4C88S
Duration 4 Days

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.


The learner is should have completed one of the two courses below or obtained equivalent knowledge.

  • HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals
  • HP Comware Foundations training


  • This course is designed for Network Administrators, engineers and consultants who plan to Deploy HP FlexNetwork Architecture using Comware devices.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Implement and deploy HP IRF with MAD technologies to protect your network
  • Implement, design and deploy Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Configure, design and deploy Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), in multi-area, and work with External routes
  • Implement, design and deploy Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), in multi-area design, and work with External routes
  • Implement, design and deploy Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Implement, design and deploy Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Implement, design and deploy Multicast (Protocol Independent Multicast Dense Mode and Spare mode) along with IGMP technologies


Module 1 - Introduction

  • Course overview and objectives

Module 2 - IRF

  • Design an IRF virtual device for the core, distribution, or access layer
  • Implement and manage an IRF virtual device
  • Describe what a split IRF stack is and configure the mechanisms designed to detect and remedy this problem

Module 3 - 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 4 - Quality of Service

  • Need for QoS
  • Prioritization and queue scheduling
  • Traffic policing and shaping
  • Congesting avoidance
  • Voice VLAN and LLDP-MED

Module 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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

4 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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