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Juniper Networks Design - Data Center

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After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • State high-level concepts about different data center architectures.
  • Identify features used to interconnect data centers.
  • Identify key high-level considerations about securing and monitoring a data center deployment.
  • Outline key high-level concepts when implementing different data center approaches.
  • Recommend data center cooling designs and considerations.
  • Explain device placement and cabling requirements.
  • Outline different data center use cases with basic architectures.
  • Describe a traditional multitier data center architecture.
  • Explain link aggregation and redundant trunk groups.
  • Explain multichassis link aggregation.
  • Summarize and discuss key concepts and components of a Virtual Chassis.
  • Summarize and discuss key concepts and components of a VCF.
  • Summarize and discuss key concepts and components of a QFabric System.
  • Summarize and discuss key concepts and components of Junos Fusion.
  • List the reasons for the shift to IP fabrics.
  • Summarize how to scale an IP fabric.
  • State the design considerations of a VXLAN overlay.
  • Define the term Data Center Interconnect.
  • List differences between the different Layer 2 and Layer 3 DCIs.
  • Summarize and discuss the benefits and use cases for EVPN.
  • Discuss the security requirements and design principles of the data center.
  • Identify the security elements of the data center.
  • Explain how to simplify security in the data center.
  • Discuss the security enforcement layers in the data center.
  • Summarize and discuss the purpose of SDN.
  • Explain the function of Contrail.
  • Summarize and discuss the purpose of NFV.
  • Discuss the purpose and function of vSRX and vMX.
  • Discuss the importance of understanding the baseline behaviors in your data center.
  • List the characteristics of the Junos Space Network Management Platform and describe its deployment options.
  • Describe the importance of analytics.
  • Discuss automation in the data center.
  • Discuss the benefits of QoS and CoS.
  • State the benefits of a converged network.
  • Identify general aspects of data center migration.
  • Summarize and discuss best practices for migration planning.
  • Outline some common migration scenarios.
  • Summarize high availability design considerations in the data center.
  • Provide an overview of high availability offerings and solutions in the data center


Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: Overview of Data Center Design

  • Initial Considerations
  • Architectures and Design considerations
  • Connecting Data Centers
  • Security and Operation
  • Implementation Considerations

Chapter 3: Initial Design Considerations

  • Physical Layout and Placement
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Cabling Options
  • Data Center Use Cases

Chapter 4: Traditional Data Center Architecture

  • Traditional Multi-tier Architecture
  • Link Aggregation and Redundant Trunk Groups
  • Multichassis Link Aggregation
  • Designing a Multi-tier Architecture Lab

Chapter 5: Ethernet Fabric Architectures

  • Virtual Chassis
  • Virtual Chassis Fabric
  • QFabric
  • Junos Fusion
  • Ethernet Fabric Design Considerations
  • Lab: Ethernet Fabric Architecture

Chapter 6: IP Fabric Architecture

  • The Shift To IP Fabrics
  • IP Fabric Routing Design
  • IP Fabric Scaling
  • Lab: IP Fabric Architecture

Chapter 7: Data Center Interconnect

  • DCI Overview
  • Layer 2 DCI
  • EVPN Use Cases
  • Layer 3 DCI
  • Lab: Interconnecting Data Centers

Chapter 8: Securing the Data Center

  • Overview of Data Center Security
  • Security Elements
  • Simplifying Security in the Data Center
  • Advanced Data Center Security
  • Lab: Securing the Data Center

Chapter 9: SDN and Virtualization in the Data Center

  • Designing SDN in the Data Center
  • Using Contrail in the Data Center
  • Using NFV in the Data Center
  • Understanding How Contrail Works in the Data Center
  • Working in Virtual Environments in the Data Center
  • Lab: SDN and Virtualization

Chapter 10: Data Center Operation

  • Understanding baseline behaviors
  • Deploying Junos Space and JSA
  • Understanding analytics
  • Deploying automation in the data center
  • Lab: Data Center Operations

Chapter 11: Traffic Prioritization for Converged Networks

  • Understanding QoS, and CoS
  • Converging Networks
  • Lab: Prioritizing Data in the Data Center

Chapter 12: Migration Strategies

  • Migration Overview
  • Common Scenarios
  • Migration Case Study
  • Lab: Data Center Migration

Chapter 13: High Availability

  • Data Center High Availability Overview
  • Link Level and Physical Device Redundancy
  • Device-Level Redundancy