Network engineers need a way of bridging private networks across public networks. Network tunnels were designed for this task. This course will teach you the basics of tunnels, how they work, types of tunnels, and how to configure them in Junos OS.
Imagine your company needed to connect a branch office network to the head office network across a public network such as the Internet. How would you do it? As it happens, network tunnels were designed just for this very task. In this course, Networking Tunnels in Junos OS, you'll learn all you need to know in order to understand and configure supported tunnel types in Junos OS. First, you'll learn the basics of tunnels. Next, you'll discover how tunnels work and see examples of where they would be used. Finally, you'll explore how to configure network tunnels in Junos OS. When you are finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to configure and support network tunnels on Junos OS based devices.
Martin is a network security engineer with several years experience in various markets including retail and aerospace in many different countries and at the moment works for a UK based tier 1 service provider working with technology from Cisco, F5, Checkpoint, Infoblox, and, of course, Juniper.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Martin Brown, and welcome to my course, Networking Tunnels in Junos OS. In addition to being an author for Pluralsight, I'm also a network security engineer working for a tier 1 service provider. In this course, we discuss a way of bridging layer 3 networks across both public and private networks by encapsulating data within another IP packet, a method more commonly known as tunneling. Some of the major topics that we will cover include how tunnels work, the two main types of tunnel you'd expect to see on a network consisting primarily of Junos OS-based devices, how to prevent packets from being dropped due to them exceeding the maximum transmission unit, and how to configure network tunnels on Junos OS-based devices. By the end of this course, you will not only have a better understanding of how tunnels work, but you'll also have a greater awareness of where and how you would use a tunnel within an enterprise network. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the basics of configuring Junos OS, the Junos OS configuration hierarchy, the basics of IP addressing, and how routers make routing decisions. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about how to bridge layer 3 networks using a method known as tunneling and how to configure them on Junos OS-based devices with the Networking Tunnels in Junos OS course, at Pluralsight.