Data Center Automation Using Juniper Apstra (APSTRA)
Students who complete this five-day course will be equipped with the fundamental skills needed to manage data center networks using Juniper Apstra software. Attendees will be able to manage & operate Juniper Apstra software after taking this course. Modern data center design & intent-based networking concepts will be introduced to attendees. The curriculum includes the designing, construction, deployment, and automation of a three-stage IP fabric with a Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) overlay, as well as information on the Juniper Apstra architecture and its data center reference architecture. The course covers the Juniper Apstra UI's navigation, including resource creation, design creation, template creation, and blueprint instantiation (a running network). After teaching you how to build a running data center with Juniper Apstra, the course goes over the operational tools for managing a system with Juniper Apstra, such as basic troubleshooting, global & blueprint UI walkthroughs, drain mode, adding role-based access control, & removing nodes from a fabric, rolling back an entire network (Time Voyager), creating on-box & off-box agents, connectivity templates, configuring security policies, querying the graph database, & performance monitoring (IBA). Students will gain hands-on experience configuring and monitoring an IP fabric using Juniper Apstra through demonstrations and hands-on labs. This course is built on Juniper Apstra 4.0.1.
Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)
After completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Explain what is meant by intent-based networking.
- Explain the Juniper Apstra architecture.
- Navigate the global Juniper Apstra UI.
- Configure role-based access control.
- Explain an IP fabric architecture.
- Explain VXLAN functions & operations.
- Explain Ethernet VPN (EVPN) routing & bridging.
- Explain the Juniper Apstra data center reference design.
- Explain IP fabric usage in the data center reference design.
- Explain host connectivity in the data center reference design.
- Explain the life cycle of the management of devices using Juniper Apstra.
- Make & use system agents to manage devices.
- Configure resources.
- Configure tags.
- Explain basic device abstractions used by Apstra.
- Explain logical devices.
- Explain device profiles.
- Explain interface maps.
- Configure a rack type.
- Configure templates.
- Build & deploy a blueprint.
- Navigate the blueprint UI.
- Perform basic fabric device operations & troubleshooting.
- Configure & apply property sets & configlets.
- Configure connectivity templates.
- Explain the multi tenancy capabilities of Juniper Apstra.
- Explain the purpose of root cause identification.
- Make & manage security policies.
- Explain the security policy functionality & terminology.
- Explain the security policy workflow.
- Explain the security policy conflict resolution.
- Explain the management of security policies.
- Make a device profile.
- Make a logical device.
- Make an interface map.
- Adding a generic system to an existing blueprint.
- Add a spine & a rack to an existing blueprint.
- Use Graph Explorer to traverse the graph datastore.
- Explain the function of an IBA probe.
- Make an IBA probe.
- Configure logging to a remote Syslog server.
- Explain how Apstra integrates with vCenter.
- Explain how Apstra can enable a DCI.
The course prerequisites include the following:
- Basic knowledge of networking & data center designs
- Understanding of Clos IP fabric
- Understanding of routing protocol design, configuration, & performance
- Knowledge of overlay & underlay routing designs
- Basic knowledge of automation design & workflows
- Knowledge of network device configuration via CLI
- Understanding of BGP — recommended but not required
- Completion of the Introduction to Juniper Data
- Center Networking (IJDC) course or equivalent knowledge
The primary audience for this course includes:
- Networking architects & operators, system engineers, DevOps professionals, and IT professionals
- Individuals responsible for configuring, monitoring, & troubleshooting modern spine-& leaf data centers of any size, leveraging any networking vendor hardware or operating system
Module 1: Course Introduction
Module 2: Intent-Based Networking
- What do we mean by intent?
- Where is Juniper Apstra positioned?
Module 3: Juniper Apstra Overview
- Juniper Apstra server
- Juniper Apstra device agents
Module 4: Apstra UI Walkthrough
- Navigate the global Apstra UI
- Apstra UI Walkthrough
Module 5: Role-Based Access Control
- Configure users, roles, & providers to enable local & remote authentication
- Configuring RBAC
Module 6: IP Fabric Architecture
- IP fabric options, including collapsed (spineless), three-stage, & five-stage fabrics
- IP fabric routing strategy
- EBGP fabric
- IP fabric best practices
Module 7: VXLAN Overview
- VPN terminology—control planes & data planes
- VXLAN broadcast domains
- VXLAN control plane evolution
- VXLAN fundamentals
- Hardware VTEPs & software VTEPs
Module 8: EVPN Protocol
- Summary of the EVPN protocol in a VXLAN environment Route distinguishers
- Route targets (policy)
- EVPN route types & usage
- Edge routing using Type 2 routes
- Edge routing using Type 5 routes
Module 9: Data Center Reference Design
- Summary of using templates to design your network
- Summary of using rack types to design your network
- Host connectivity options
- Life-cycle management (design, build, deploy, validate)
Module 10: L2Circuit—Advanced Concepts
- Device Management
- Managing Devices
Module 11: Resources
- Make IP, VNI, & ASN Pools
Module 12: Tags
- Make Tags
- Configuring Resources & Tags
Module 13: Logical Devices, Device Profiles, & Interface Maps
- Explain Logical Devices
- Explain Device Profiles
- Explain Interface Maps
- Logical Devices, Device Profiles, & Interface Maps
Module 14: Design: Racks
- Make Custom Rack Types
Module 15: Design: Templates
- Make Custom Templates
Module 16: Build & Deploy: Blueprints
- Build & deploy a blueprint
- Design, Build, & Deploy a Blueprint
Module 17: Navigating the Blueprint UI
- Navigate the tabs—Dashboard, Analytics, Staged, Uncommitted, Active, & Time Voyager
- Explain layered views of the staged & active networks
- IBA probe versus service anomalies
Module 18: Basic Blueprint Operation
- To view neighbours, links, headroom, telemetry, device, properties, tags, and virtual settings, select a node.
- To determine the status of a blueprint, use the Active tab.
- Query the blueprint (MAC, ARP, & VM)
- Find by tags
- Troubleshooting example
- Make changes to your blueprint
- Revert changes
- Use Time Voyager
Module 19: Property Sets & Configlets
- Configure Property Sets
- Configure & Deploy Configlets
Module 20: Connectivity Templates
- Connectivity templates overview
- Example: Enable a BGP session between the border leaf & external router
Module 21: Virtual Networks
- Configure virtual overlay networks
- Configuring Configlets, Connectivity Templates, & Virtual Networks
Module 22: Root Cause Identification
- Explain & enable RCI
Module 23: Security Policies
- Explain security policy functionality & terminology
- Explain the security policy workflow
- Use conflict resolution
- Configuring Root Cause Identification & Security Policies
Module 24: Creating Device Profiles
- Make a custom device profile
Module 25: Creating Logical Devices
- Make a custom logical device
Module 26: Creating Interface Maps
- Make a custom interface map
Module 27: Post-Deployment: Adding a Spine & a Rack
- Add a spine & a rack to an existing blueprint
Module 28: Post-Deployment: Adding a Generic System
- Learn the difference between global and embedded rack types.
- Adding a generic system to an existing blueprint
- Working with Interface Maps, Racks, & Generic Systems
Module 29: Graph Database
- Use Graph Explorer to inspect a blueprint's graph & its schema visually
- Learn how to query the graph database by using Graph Explorer.
Module 30: Intent-Based Analytics—Overview
- Explain the basics of an IBA probe
Module 31: Make an IBA Probe
- Make a predefined IBA probe
- Make a new IBA probe
Module 32: Syslog
- Configure & Monitor logging to a remote Syslog server
Module 33: VMware vCenter Integration
- Integrate Apstra with vCenter
- Configuring IBA Probes, Syslog, & vCenter Integration
Module 34: Data Center Interconnect
- Explain a L2 DCI
- Explain a L3 DCI
- Configuring DCI
JNCIS-DC certification exam
- Data Center Architectures (IP Fabrics, EVPN-VXLAN)
- Juniper Apstra Architecture
- Apstra Design Phase
- Apstra Build & Deploy Phases
- Blueprint Operations
- Data Center Multi tenancy
- Intent-based Analytics
Q: What is Juniper APSTRA?
A: Juniper Apstra is a software-only, multi-vendor, intent-based networking solution that provides closed-loop automation & assurance to provide a complete fabric management solution.
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