Professionals who deploy SMB and enterprise-edge solutions based on HP technologies, including HP reseller systems engineers, customer IT staff, HP system engineers, HP services field and call center support engineers.
The Getting Started with HP Switching and Routing Instructor Led training (ILT) helps network technicians understand the foundational network technologies they need to know before attending the HP A-Series Networking Technologies (ILT) and HP E-Series Networking Technologies (ILT) courses. Specifically, the training covers basic switch functionality, virtual LANs (VLANs), infrastructure device security, IP routing concepts, link aggregation, and network redundancy. This course also provides an overview of HP A-Series switches, which are designed for data centers and enterprises, and E-Series switches, which are designed for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs). In addition, this training describes how each foundational technology is implemented on both A-Series and E-Series switches.
Module 1: HP Switch Overview Current networking challenges Customer requirements Converged Networks Open standards HP switch series overview HP warranty Green business technology Activity: Switch categorization Switch categorization quiz Network environment Deployment options Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches Switch manageability Form factor Stackable HP switch portfolio V-Series switches E-Series switches A-Series switches A-Series routers Switch management interfaces In-band and out-of-band management HP E-Series switches—Initial access HP E-Series switches—Management users HP E-Series switches–CLI structure HP A-Series—User interfaces HP A-Series—CLI command levels HP A-Series–Privilege levels HP A-Series—CLI structure HP CLI help Module 2: Security Basics Overview of attacks Activity: Common attack The need for physical security Defense in depth HP defense components Trusted network infrastructure Access control Threat management Benefits of HP's defense strategy Activity: Physical security and hardware protection Authenticating management users Authenticating management users on A-Series switches Authenticating management users on E-Series switches Secure management protocols SSHv2 HTTPS SSH and HTTPS requirements Module 3: VLAN Basics Definition of a VLAN Need for VLANs on today's network Benefits of using VLANs Example network segmented by VLANs IEEE 802.1Q standard Example Ethernet header Tagged and untagged VLAN memberships on E-Series switches E-Series switches Default VLAN on E-Series switches Guidelines for configuring VLANs on E-Series switches Configuring VLANs on E-Series switches Extending VLAN boundaries across E-Series switches Configuring IP addresses on E-Series switches Viewing the status of VLAN ports on E-Series switches GVRP Types of ports on A-Series switches Configuring access ports on A-Series switches Configuring trunk ports on A-Series switches Default VLAN for A-Series trunk ports Extending VLANs across A-Series switches Configuration guidelines for A-Series switches Configuring IP addresses on A-Series switches Layer 2 or Layer 3 forwarding Example: identify the destination device's MAC address Example of Layer 2 forwarding Activity: Tag manipulation in Layer 2 forwarding on E-Series switches Activity: Tag manipulation in Layer 2 forwarding on A-Series switches Module 4: Fundamentals of Routing Layer 3 routing Destination IP address Next hop, or gateway Types of routes Direct routes Indirect routes Static routes Information required for routes A-Series routing table E-Series routing table Routing example Routing example: Part 2 Routing example: Part 3 VLAN tagging on E-Series switches VLAN tagging on E-Series switches (Answers) Access or trunk ports on A-Series switches Access or trunk ports on A-Series switches (Answers) Module 5: Link Aggregation Link aggregation and LACP Ever-increasing bandwidth requirements Benefits of link aggregation LACP overview LACP requirements LACP link negotiation Dynamic LACP: Active and passive Conversations Link aggregation terminology Implementing link aggregation on HP E-Series switches LACP or port trunking Static aggregated link Dynamic aggregated link Configuring static aggregated links on E-Series switches Configuring dynamic aggregated links on E-Series switches VLANs and aggregated links Configuring VLANs for a static aggregated link Enabling a dynamic aggregated link to support multiple VLANs Activity: Static vs. dynamic aggregated links on E-Series switches Load distributionDistributed trunking overview Distributed trunking implementation Benefits of distributed trunking Implementing link aggregation on HP A-Series switches Link aggregation on A-Series switches Optional group activity Port aggregation states Configuration settings that affect the aggregation state Reference ports Static link aggregation group Reference port for the static link aggregation groups Aggregation state of static port members Dynamic link aggregation groups Reference port for a dynamic link aggregation group Aggregation state of dynamic member ports Comparing static and dynamic aggregation links on A-Series switches VLANs and aggregate interfaces Load distribution Module 6: Providing Network Redundancy STP Need for network redundancy STP overview Electing a root bridge Exchanging BPDUs to elect the root bridge Root path and path costs Activity: calculating the path cost Using the bridge ID as a tie-breaker Using the port ID as a tie-breaker Switch port states STP enhancements STP limitations RSTP enhancements MSTP enhancements Interoperability RSTP configuration Default STP version on HP switches E-Series switches A-Series switches Enabling RSTP on E-Series switches Enabling RSTP on A-Series switches Bridge and port priorities Changing the bridge priority Considerations for VLANs Scenario: spanning tree and VLANs Poor design can isolate VLAN Assigning all VLANs to redundant links MSTP configuration MSTP instances MSTP regions MSTP instances and the Internal Spanning Tree (IST) Configuring MSTP on A-Series and E-Series switches Review activity HP IRF IRF overview IRF connections Learning the topology Electing a master Simplified network operations Distributed forwarding and routing Redundancy
Describe the ways that switches can be categorized, based on their capabilities or form factor. Explain how HP A- and E-Series switches help organizations meet today's business and technical challenges Explain factors that can make network infrastructure devices vulnerable to attack and explain how to physically secure infrastructure devices from unauthorized access Describe how and why VLANs are implemented on HP E-Series and A-Series switches Describe how Layer 3 switches use static and default routes to ensure that traffic reaches its final destination List basic components of routing tables and explain the purpose of each component Explain how dynamic and static links are implemented on HP switches Compare STP, RSTP, and MSTP and explain how they are implemented on HP switches Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using HP IRF to provide network redundancy