The Introduction to Cisco IOS XR (IOSXR100) v2.0 course introduces you to the features and functions of the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS) XR Software operating system. You learn the fundamental concepts on which the operating system is based and Cisco IOS XR basic operations, system administration, and troubleshooting.


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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the Cisco IOS XR software architecture, high availability components, and scalability features
- Perform basic configurations on a Cisco IOS XR router
- Describe Cisco IOS XR software operations
- Describe the configuration file system
- Perform Cisco IOS XR software installations
- Configure AAA services
- Configure NTP
- Configure Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), telemetry, and logging
- Configure routing protocols
- Monitor processes
- Use error messages and core dumps

  • Cisco IOS XR Software Overview

  • Platform Overview
    Cisco IOS XR Architecture
    Cisco IOS XR High Availability

  • Cisco IOS XR Software Configuration Basics

  • Cisco IOS XR Configuration Operations
    Cisco IOS XR Initial Configuration
    Reviewing the Configuration

  • Cisco IOS XR Software Operations

  • Examining Configuration Operations
    Examining Configuration Rollback and Recovery

  • Configuration File System Overview

  • Examining the Binary Configuration
    Examining the Commit Database
    Examining the ASCII Configuration
    Examining the Nonvolatile Generation (NVgen) Files
    Verifying Cisco Fabric Services (CFS) Integrity

  • Cisco IOS XR Software Installation

  • Software Package Basics
    Installing Software Packages

  • AAA Security

  • AAA Fundamentals
    Task-Based Security
    Configuring a User Security Policy
    Authentication with Remote Servers
    Configuring Router to AAA Server Communication
    Configuring Authentication
    Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System Plus (TACACS+) Command Authorization
    Configuring Accounting
    AAA Troubleshooting

  • Network Time Synchronization

  • Network Time Protocol

  • SNMP, Telemetry, and Logging

  • Examining SNMP
    Examining Telemetry
    Examining Logging

  • Basic Routing Configuration

  • Configuring Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)
    Configuring Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
    Configuring Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
    Configuring Routing Protocol for LLN (RPL) Policy

  • Packet Filtering

  • Access Control Lists
    Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding
    Management Plane Protection

  • Monitoring Process

  • Examining Processes and Threads
    Process Crashes
    Commands for Debugging Processes
    Restartability of Processes
    Process Monitoring
    Identifying Memory Problems
    Memory Depletion

  • Core Dumps

  • Core Dump Fundamentals
    Using Core Dump Information


This course is designed for System installers, System integrators, System administrators, Network administrators, and Solution designers.




Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills: - Experience working with Command-Line Interface (CLI)-based network devices - Knowledge of general routing concepts


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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