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Migrating from Cisco to HP FlexNetworks (H8D07)

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Module 1 – HP Comware Device Management

  • Comware initial device access
    • Management interfaces
    • CLI navigation
    • Compare User-view and System-view
    • Help and command auto-completion
  • Comware basic configuration
    • Interface configuration and verification
    • DNS configuration
    • NTP and manual time configuration
  • Securing device access
    • Role-based access control
    • Local user accounts
    • AAA with RADIUS
    • Configure SSH access
  • Managing software images
    • Understanding the Comware boot process
    • Comware password recovery procedure
    • Flash file system management
    • Upgrade the OS on a Comware device
  • Managing system configuration files
    • Save running configuration
    • Specify the configuration to be used at bootup
    • Delete, rename, and copy configuration files
  • Basic troubleshooting commands
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol
    • View LLDP neighbor information
    • LLDP – CDP interoperability
  • Comware Information Center
    • Info-center severity levels
    • Customizing info-center operation

Module 2 – HP-Cisco VLAN Interoperability

  • Static VLANs
    • VLAN terminology
    • Port types
    • Static VLAN configuration syntax
    • VLAN verification
  • IP configuration
    • IP default settings
    • IP interface verification
  • VLAN routing
  • DHCP support on HP Comware switches
    • DHCP relay
    • DHCP server
  • Dynamic VLANs
    • Compare VTP and GVRP
    • GVRP operations

Module 3 – Spanning Tree Interoperability and Migration

  • Compare single- and multiple-instance STP
    • History and overview of Spanning Tree protocols
    • HP-Cisco options for interoperability
    • Compare STP/RSTP with PVST+/Rapid PVST+
    • Compare PVST+/Rapid PVST+ with MSTP
  • Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) overview
    • MST instances
    • MSTP regions
    • Spanning tree interconnecting different MSTP regions
    • MSTP BPDUs
  • MSTP interoperability
    • Root bridge selection
    • Configure edge ports
    • Compare MSTP path cost methods
  • Spanning Tree protection functions
  • MSTP verification
    • Region config verification
    • Verify port states
  • Troubleshooting
    • Symptoms of MSTP misconfiguration
    • Failure to activate region changes
  • HP-Cisco PVST interoperability
    • Required and optional configuration steps
    • Display PVST information

Module 4 – Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF)

  • IRF virtualization overview
    • IRF analogy and advantages
    • Compare ring and chain topologies
    • Master election – member ID and priority
    • IRF resilience
    • Logical IRF ports
    • IRF topology and forwarding traffic
    • Detecting a split stack condition
  • Planning IRF fabric deployment
    • IRF access layer best practices
    • IRF distribution best practices
    • IRF core layer best practices
    • Combine IRF with link aggregation
  • IRF configuration procedures
    • Options for local and remote devices
    • Configure load sharing on aggregated IRF ports
    • Configure methods for detecting split stack
    • Configuration file synchronization
    • In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
  • Verify IRF configuration and status
  • Identify and resolve connectivity problems with IRF configuration

Module 5 – Link Aggregation Interoperability

  • Link aggregation overview
    • Load-sharing limitations of STP
    • Link aggregation interoperability
    • Load sharing options
  • Link aggregation modes
    • Static/Manual link aggregation
    • Dynamic link aggregation
    • LACP operational modes
  • Link aggregation configuration
    • Static link aggregation
    • Dynamic link aggregation
    • Comware load-sharing mode
  • Verify link aggregation status
  • Troubleshooting link aggregation

Module 6 – EIGRP to OSPF Interoperability and Migration

  • Review basic OSPF
    • Establishing adjacency
    • LSAs and Link State Database
    • Network types: Broadcast, MBNA, PtoP
  • OSPF Multiple-area overview
    • Area Border Router
    • Inter-area routes
    • Route aggregation and filtering between areas
  • OSPF external routes
    • Autonomous System Boundary Router
    • AS External summary routes
    • Aggregating AS External routes
    • Type 1 and Type 2 metric for external routes
    • Using Stub and Totally Stub area types to summarize
    • Using Not-so-stubby area type
  • Compare EIGRP and OSPF
    • Peer relationships
    • Route selection
    • Route summarization
    • Design considerations
  • Choosing an EIGRP-to-OSPF migration method
    • Overlay method
    • Redistribution method
  • Plan for migration
    • Identify factors that might cause downtime
    • Peering and authentication
    • Area boundaries and address summarization scenarios
    • Redistribution and filtering
  • Identify and resolve problems that may occur in production migration

Module 7 – Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Interoperability

  • BGP use cases
    • Multi-home BGP subscriber
    • Small ISP
    • Large ISP
  • BGP overview
    • Session establishment
    • Advertising and receiving prefixes
    • Route attributes
  • Configure BGP on HP Comware and Cisco
    • Create a connection
    • Control route generation and redistribution
    • Advertisement and reception filters
  • BGP scaling features
    • Peer groups
    • Communities
    • Route reflector and confederation
 

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