A comprehensive look at Cisco’s 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.
Layer 2 versus Layer 3, STP problems: One path, convergence, MAC explosion. Frame routing. Shortest path. Comparison with TRILL.
Core and edge, VLANs, vPC+.
Link layer IS-IS, SPF trees, traffic management. IS -IS extensions for FabricPath. ISIS TLV.
Routing table, Switch IDs, multi destination trees, IGMP snooping. Roots. MAC versus switch tables. FabricPath Dynamic Resource Allocation Protocol (DRAP).
Encapsulation, frame format, Switch ID, Forwarding tag.
Basic configuration, interoperation with STP, TCN forwarding
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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.