IOSXR100 - Introduction to Cisco IOS XR

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Description

The Cisco Introduction to Cisco IOS´┐Ż XR (IOSXR100) training course is an instructor led, lab-based, hands-on course, where you learn the fundamental concepts on which the operating system is based and Cisco IOS XR basic operations for configuration, software, file system configuration, and monitoring. Basic troubleshooting for how to troubleshoot problems relating to process failures, frozen processes, and high CPU and memory consumption is also covered.

This course introduces you to the features and functions of the Cisco IOS XR Software operating system. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on lab exercises, you gain an understanding of all major aspects of the operating system, including the architecture, high-availability components, scalability features, configuration basics, switch fabric data path, basic software operations, configuration file overview, monitoring the Cisco IOS XR operating system, and working with error messages and core dumps.

Objectives

The following tasks and features are explained:

  • Cisco IOS XR general architecture
  • Introduction to the Cisco IOS XR command line interface (CLI)
  • Basic system configuration
  • Tracing the switch fabric data path
  • Monitoring the Cisco IOS XR system
  • Working within the Cisco IOS XR configuration file system
  • Interpreting Cisco IOS XR error messages and log file messages
  • Creating system core dumps

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Knowledge of general routing concepts
  • Experience working with CLI-based network devices

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to use basic Cisco IOS XR commands for operating a platform with the Cisco IOS XR operating system.

Targeted roles include:

  • Network operations center (NOC) operators
  • System administrators
  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Channel partners, resellers

Outline

Module 1: Cisco IOS XR Software Overview

  • Cisco IOS XR Architecture
  • High Availability
  • Scalability

Module 2: Cisco IOS XR Configuration Basics

  • Configuration Operations
  • Initial Configuration
  • Reviewing the Configuration
  • Route Processor Redundancy

Module 3: Switch Fabric Architecture

  • Cisco IOS XR Architecture, High Availability, and Scalability Review
  • Verifying the Fabric Data Path

Module 4: Cisco IOS XR Software Operations

  • Examining the Operation Basics
  • Examining Configuration Operations
  • Examining Configuration Rollback and Recovery
  • Examining Process Management

Module 5: Configuration File System Overview

  • Configuration File System

Module 6: Monitoring the Cisco IOS XR Operating System

  • Cisco IOS XR Architecture
  • System Monitoring Commands

Module 7: Error Messages and Core Dumps

  • System Error Messages
  • Logging System Messages
  • Cisco IOS XR Core Dumps

Lab Outline

Lab 1: Hardware Discovery and Initial Configuration

  • Task 1: Hardware Environment
  • Task 2: Initial Configuration

Lab 2: Reviewing the Configuration

  • Task 1: Active and Target Configuration
  • Task 2: Displaying Interface Information

Lab 3: Route Processor Redundancy

  • Task 1: Route Processor Redundancy and Switchover

Lab 4: Verifying the Cisco IOS XR Switch Fabric Data Path

  • Task 1: Verifying System Status
  • Task 2: Verifying State of the Fabric Planes
  • Task 3: Verifying Line Card and Route Processor Fabric Connectivity
  • Task 4: Displaying Fabric Link Connectivity
  • Task 5: Tracing Fabric Data Path

Lab 5: Make and Test Configuration Changes

  • Task 1: Making Configuration Changes

Lab 6: Configuration Commit and Rollback

  • Task 1: Commit and Rollback

Lab 7: Process Management

  • Task 1: Process Restartability

Lab 8: Configuration File System

  • Task 1: Navigating the Configuration File System
  • Task 2: Exploring Sysdb
  • Task 3: Exploring the Binary Files
  • Task 4: Comparing ASCII and Binary Files one Active and Standby Route Processors

Lab 9: System Monitoring

  • Task 1: Verifying the Manageability PIE Files
  • Task 2: Monitoring the System

Lab 10: Working with System Log Messages

  • Task 1: Working with System Log Messages

Lab 11: Core Dumps

  • Task 1: Working with Core Dumps