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System Administration 4

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All courses: System Administration 4Application Delivery Control 4 | Carrier Grade NAT 4 | SSL Inspection 4 | Threat Protection System 3

Course Description

The System Administration course is the recommended pre-requisite for all courses. Focusing on the control plane, it provides the necessary foundation for teams continuing onto ACOS application courses.

 

Objectives

From a set of three blank ACOS devices, students build a system deployment with these attributes:

  • Layer 2 – 3 environment including VLANs, and IP routing
  • Device cluster environment with a single management point
  • High availability with multiple active devices
  • Multi-tenant environment with limited-scope administration
  • Remote authentication and authorization

Students also use device tools that monitor, diagnose, and restore the system configuration.

 

Class Structure

  • Classroom Discussion     40%
  • Lab Exercises     60%

 

Prerequisites

  • OSI reference model
  • Network topology and administration
  • An industry standard switching and routing CLI

 

Audience

  • Network Operations
  • Development Operations
  • Network Security
  • Students preparing for Application Courses

Outline

TOPICLABTIME (Hours)

Initial ACOS Configuration

Base system configuration through the CLI and GUI
Backup and restore
System upgrade
Configuration profiles

X3.00

Centralized Configuration Management: aVCS

Clustering devices into a centralized chassis
aVCS topology: vMaster and vBlade devices
vMaster election and maintenance

X1.50

High Availability: VRRP-A

Active-Standby mode and failover
N+M deployments
Active device selection

X1.50

Application Delivery Partitions (ADP)

Layer 3 Virtualization Partitions (L3V)
Shared and private partitions
Public and private objects

X1.50

Role-based Administration

Admin account creation through the CLI and GUI
Assigning privileges, passwords, and access rights
Roles: predefined and user-defined
Session management

X1.00

Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting

Using AAA servers to manage device and command access
Account and command tracking

X1.00

Control Plane Logging

ACOS logging
External logging and emailing events
Events and thresholds

X1.00

SNMP

Monitoring ACOS devices remotely
A10 MIBs
Configuring Traps
OID discovery

X1.00

aXAPI Overview

aXAPI architecture and session flow
API methods

X1.00