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Total FabricPath for engineers

A 1 day
HANDS ON
training course

Total FabricPath training course description

A comprehensive look at Ciscos FabricPath. This course starts with the problems in traditional switched networks then moves onto to how FabricPath solves these problems. As IS-IS is key to loop free topologies in FabricPath networks, this protocol is also studied.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Explain the benefits of FabricPath.
  • Explain how FabricPath works
  • Explain the role of IS-IS in FabricPath.
  • Integrate FabricPath into existing networks.

Total FabricPath training course details

Who will benefit:
Technical staff working with Ethernet.
Prerequisites:
Definitive Ethernet switching.
Duration:
1 day

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Total FabricPath training course contents


What is FabricPath?
Layer 2 versus Layer 3, STP problems: One path, convergence, MAC explosion. Frame routing. Shortest path. Comparison with TRILL

FabricPath architecture
Core and edge, VLANs, vPC+.

IS-IS
Link layer IS-IS, SPF trees, traffic management. IS-IS extensions for FabricPath. ISIS TLV.

FabricPath forwarding
Routing table, Switch IDs, multi destination trees, IGMP snooping. Roots. MAC versus switch tables. FabricPath Dynamic Resource Allocation Protocol (DRAP).

FabricPath frames
Encapsulation, frame format, Switch ID, Forwarding tag.

Miscellaneous
Basic configuration, interoperation with STP, TCN forwarding

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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