Cisco Advanced Routing: Leaf/Spine Data Centers

Modern data center design is becoming increasingly reliant on layer-3 routing technologies. This course will teach you how to configure and troubleshoot routing protocols and IP services using a large-scale network topology.
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(12)
Level
Advanced
Updated
May 4, 2021
Duration
3h 7m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Designing Leaf/Spine Data Centers
Building a Secure WAN Overlay Using IPsec
Deploying Special OSPF Area Types
Scaling BGP within a Site Using Internal BGP
Deploying IP Services to Manage and Secure the Network
Updating Our Infrastructure to Support IPv6
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Course info
Rating
(12)
Level
Advanced
Updated
May 4, 2021
Duration
3h 7m
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Description

Leaf/spine architectures have exploded in popularity within data centers and enterprise campus networks. In this course, Cisco Advanced Routing: Leaf/Spine Data Centers, you’ll learn to design, configure, and manage a multi-site data center interconnected via layer-3 links. First, you’ll expand your OSPF knowledge by learning about special area types and virtual links. Next, you’ll discover using internal BGP for scalable distribution of IP prefixes within a data center fabric. Finally, you’ll learn how to optimize the network using a subset of common IP services relating to management, monitoring, and security. Most of these topics are discussed using both IPv4 and IPv6 in the context of dual-stacking. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Cisco layer-3 data center networking needed to deploy complex routing designs in your work environment.

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About the author

Nick Russo, CCDE #20160041 and CCIE #42518, is your go-to-guy for all things networking and automation. Nick loves training online and speaking at industry conferences sharing his expertise.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Nick Russo, and welcome to my Cisco Advanced Routing: Leaf/Spine Data Centers course. Shifting focus from traditional enterprise and service provider networks to data centers is a great way to explore technologies in a new light. I've built a brand‑new 20‑node topology to illustrate the following: multi‑area OSPF with special area types and complex redistribution, BGP traffic engineering for WAN routing optimization, securing data center interconnect overlays using IPsec, scaling BGP using route reflection within a data center, and various IP services such as HTTP, syslog, and File Transfer Protocols. After completing this course, you'll know how to design, operate, and maintain a complex multi‑site network in production. Before beginning this course, I'd recommend the following prerequisite training. The Cisco Enterprise Core learning path is a great resource to provide intermediate networking skills. You don't have to watch all of it, but I suggest selecting a few courses to improve your weakest areas. At a minimum, I'd recommend these two courses as they introduce the core protocols seen in this course. It's a good way to gauge your skills before starting my advanced training. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about Cisco advanced routing techniques for leaf/spine data centers at Pluralsight.