This five-day class provides you with the information required to optimally deploy a network of Cisco® 7600 Series Routers. You will learn the primary points of the system architecture and features so you can use the correct features for your network. Hands-on lab sessions enable you to practice the skills needed to deploy a Cisco 7600 Series Router. You will learn to apply quality of service (QoS) techniques, deploy Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Layer 3 VPNs in addition to Layer 2 Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS) and Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) VPNs, and utilize Stateful Switchover (SSO) and Nonstop Forwarding (NSF). You will also explore Cisco 7600 Series packet-forwarding techniques and the supported Cisco supervisor engines, route switch processors, line cards, shared port adapters (SPAs), and SPA interface processors (SIPs) to help improve the system’s performance. You will gain the knowledge and skills to use the high-availability features of the Cisco 7600 Series to make sure your network benefits the most.
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
- Describe the power management features of Cisco 7600 Series Routers
- Configure the high-availability features of the Cisco 7600 Series: SSO and NSF
- Characterize the architecture of the Cisco Series Supervisor Engine 720, Route Switch Processor 720, and Cisco Supervisor Engine 32, including the forwarding engine and switch fabric
- Describe the packet flow in the Cisco 7600 Series for unicast and multicast
- Deploy software resiliency features
- Implement QoS features on Cisco Catalyst LAN ports, Wports, ES+ ports, and SIP/SPA ports
- Deploy Layer 3 MPLS VPNs on the Cisco 7600 Series
- Describe MPLS QoS differentiated service modes in the Cisco 7600 Series
- Deploy basic Layer 2 EoMPLS and VPLS VPNs on the Cisco 7600 Series
- Describe packet flow and packet recirculation
- Characterize the line-card architecture of the Cisco 7600 Series
- Identify different switching modes in the Cisco 7600 Series
- Learn about the available methods to protect the Supervisor Engine 720 and RSP 720 Engine from denial-of-service attacks
- Module 1: Cisco 7600 Series Router System Overview
- Router Functions
- Chassis Configurations
- Router Interface Breadth
- System Images
- Module 2: Cisco 7600 Series Router Hardware Overview
- Chassis Components
- Supervisor Engine 720, Route Switch Processor 720, and Supervisor 32 Overview
- Monitoring Traffic
- Line-Card Architectures, Including ES20 and ES+Line Cards
- SPA Interface Processors
- Module 3: Detailed Supervisor Engine Architecture
- Supervisor Engine 720, Route Switch Processor 720 and Supervisor Engine 32 Hardware & Architecture
- Forwarding Architecture, plus Bus Switching Modes and the Router Boot Process
- Module 4: Packet Flows in the Cisco 7600 Series
- Unicast and Multicast Packet Forwarding
- Forwarding Decision Process
- Control Plane Forwarding, Policing, and Rate Limiting
- Module 5: High Availability
- Redundancy and High-Availability Features
- SSO and Nonstop Forwarding Operation
- Cisco 7600 Series Software Resiliency Features, with the Fast
- Module 6: Cisco 7600 Series Router QoS
- QoS Architecture, Command Sets, plus Fucntions and concepts
- Traffic Prioritzation, and QoS Modes
- Output Policies plus Policing and Marking
- Module 7: MPLS on Cisco 7600 Series Routers
- MPLS Functionality, Packet Processing and Packet Recirculation
- MPLS QoS Differentiated Service Modes
- Module 8: Layer 2 EoMPLS and VPLS VPNs on Cisco 7600 Series Routers
- EoMPLS and VPLS Definition, Functionality and Components
- Configuration Basics for EoMPLS and VPLS, plus Cisco 7600 Series Specific options
- Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN Comparison
- Lab 1: System Familiarization
- Explore the classroom lab hardware and configurations. Verify that the hardware is configured according to the lab diagram, including active interfaces and remote neighbors.
- Lab2: Boot Process and File Systems
- Use commands to determine the running image and file system configuration. Review the Cisco 7600 Series boot process and the Cisco IOS Software Commands used to manage the file systems.
- Lab 3: Packet Flows
- Track packet flows through the Cisco 7600 Series System and observe the effects of packet flow on CPU utilization. Configure and verify the operation of control plane policing and hardware rate limiting.
- Lab 4: Stateful Switchover and Nonstop Forwarding
- Explore a practical application of the capabilities of SSO and NSF using redundant supervisor engines (Cisco 7600 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3BXL and Route Switch Processor 720-3CXL). Configure Router Processor Redundancy Plus (RPR+) and NSF/SSO redundancy operating modes and verify their functionality by comparing packet loss during switchovers in the two modes.
- Lab 5: QoS Part 1: Policing and Marking
- Create and apply access lists, class maps, and traffic policing to mark traffic received on an interface. Configure and verify policing and marketing on LAN and SIP/SPA ports.
- Lab 6: QoS Part 2: Service Provider Scenario
- Configure a service provider QoS scenario and use a traffic generator to verify the effectiveness of the network deployment.
- Lab 7: MPLS VPN
- Create an MPLS VPN and monitor and verify its correct operation.
- Lab 8: Layer 2 VPNS: EoMPLS and VPLS
- Create both EoMPLS and VPLS Layer 2 VPNs, then monitor and verify their correct operation
This course is intended for network professionals who implement and support large enterprises or service providers that have a need to deploy and maintain Cisco 7600 Series Routers.
Following are the prerequisites for this course:
- Experience using Cisco IOS® Software for configuration of IP, MPLS, VPN, Metro Ethernet, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS)
- Basic understanding of QoS operations