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Total FabricPath for engineers  |    A 1 day training course

Total FabricPath training course description

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.

What will you learn
  • 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

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

Learning path



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J. S. - Framestore CFC

"Hard concepts were explained very simply"

B. M. - London Internet Exchange

"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."

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.