In this 4-day course, Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials (ASR9KE), you will learn about the features and functions of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series platforms. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs, you will gain an understanding of all major aspects of the platform, including hardware; software; Layer 2 and Layer 3 services; Layer 2 and Layer 3 multicast; operations, administration, and management (OAM); quality of service (QoS) features; and network virtualization.


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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
Major features and benefits of a Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
Major features and benefits of the Cisco IOS XR Software operating system
Data flow through the Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
Configure the Cisco ASR 9000, back out of configuration changes, and restore older versions of the configuration
Install the Cisco IOS XR operating system, package information envelopes (PIEs), and software maintenance updates (SMUs)
Enable multicast routing on a Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
Configure Multiprotocol Label Switch-Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE) on a Cisco ASR 9000 Series router
Configure Layer 3 VPN services
Configure Ethernet link bundles
Configure local E-Line L2VPN
Configure Ethernet over MPLS E-Line L2VPN
Configure EoMPLS with pseudowire backup
Configure local E-LAN L2VPN
Configure link-based Ethernet operations, administration, and maintenance (E-OAM)
Configure virtual private LAN service (VPLS) L2VPN
Configure VPLS with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) autodiscover
Configure service-based connectivity fault management (CFM)
Multiple Spanning Tree-Access Gateway (MST-AG)
Configure Layer 2 multicast features
Basic QoS implementation
How to configure and verify network virtualization (nV) on the ASR 9000 series


  • Introduction to the Cisco ASR 9000 Aggregation Series

    Cisco ASR 9000 Hardware

    Cisco IOS XR Software Overview

    Cisco IOS XR Software Basics

    Cisco IOS XR Software Installation

    Cisco IOS XR Software Operations

    Cisco IOS XR Routing Protocols

    Layer 3 Multicast

    Cisco IOS XR MPLS

    Cisco IOS XR Layer 3 VPN

    Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Architecture

    Cisco ASR 9000 Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services

    Cisco ASR 9000 Multipoint Layer 2 Services

    Cisco ASR 9000 Operations, Administration, and Maintenance

    Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Multicast

    Cisco ASR 9000 QoS

    Cisco ASR 9000 Network Virtualization


The primary audience for this course are as follows: Technical professionals, including system engineers, technical support personnel, channel partners, and resellers, who need to know how to deploy Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers in their network environment





Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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