Migrating from Cisco to HP FlexNetworks (H8D07)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Course Overview

This four-day course gives network engineers an opportunity to plan for and implement migration from Cisco proprietary protocols to industry-standard protocols and interoperability with HP Comware devices. Participants will develop plans for migrating Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols, and have an opportunity to identify and resolve real-world problems that often occur during migration.

This course covers basic and advanced topics within the HP FlexCampus Architecture. The learner will experience both theory and hands on experience utilizing real hardware through lab exercises over five days. The learner will configure, monitor, HP ProVision devices using open standard technologies. You will work with layer 2 technologies, such as Multiple Instance Spanning Tree (MSTP) and Link-Aggregation (Trunks). You will also learn about Backplane Stacking. Layer 3 technologies, such as static routes, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) with Multi-Area implementations, and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), along with multicast solutions leveraging Protocol independent Multicast (PIM) both dense and spare modes.

Who should attend

Network or systems administrators, network engineers, and consultants who plan to integrate HP Comware 7 switches into an existing Cisco environment, or migrate to HP Comware from a Cisco environment


  • This course is recommended for students who have practical experience with Cisco switches.
  • HP recommends completion of H4C87, H4C88, or H8D09, or have equivalent experience.
  • Previous networking experience is required

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Securely manage HP Comware switches
  • Configure HP Comware and Cisco switches to interoperate using Rapid PVST and MSTP
  • Configure a combination of HP Comware and Cisco switches to operate as edge devices connecting to an IRF fabric
  • Migrate an existing Cisco EIGRP network to open standards using OSPF
  • Configure HP Comware and Cisco switches to interoperate using BGP
  • Troubleshoot connectivity issues with HP Comware and Cisco devices using open standards
Classroom Training

Duration 4 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • United Kingdom: 2,016.-
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Online Training

Duration 4 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • United Kingdom: 2,016.-
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