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H8D10S – Implementing HPE FlexNetworks Routing Solutions


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5 Days Course
Network Management/Design

Classroom + Online

Course Details


In this course, students will complete hands-on activities that implement basic and advanced configurations of HPE MSR, HSR, and VSR Series router families. Topics include features and architecture, as well as upgrading, configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting these HPE Comware routers


Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to implement, configure, and monitor the following key protocols and services:

  • Internet Protocol
  • Static Routing
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Multiple Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)


Module 1: Introduction

  • Course objectives and agenda

Module 2: Enabling secure device management

  • Comware management interfaces
  • CLI views/contexts
  • Basic configuration
  • Interface configuration
  • Interface verification
  • Securing device access
  • Authentication modes
  • Role-based access control
  • Restricting access with passwords and user accounts
  • Configuring SSH access
  • Lab: Basic router configuration

Module 3: Management of configuration and software files

  • Boot up process
  • Password recovery process
  • Using the flash file system
  • Upgrading the OS
  • Managing configuration files
  • Lab: Managing configuration and software files

Module 4: IP routing overview • Direct and indirect routes

  • Compare IGP and EGP
  • Compare distance vector and link state protocols
  • Routing protocol prioritization
  • Configure and verify static routes
  • Lab: Static routes and the IP routing table

Module 5: IP services • DHCP services

  • Network time protocol
  • Logging
  • DNS configuration and verification
  • Lab: IP services

Module 6: Implementing Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

  • OSPF overview/terminology
  • Basic OSPF configuration and verification
  • Assign interface costs
  • Define silent interfaces
  • Import routes into OSPF
  • OSPF verification
  • OSPF multiple-area overview
  • Inter-area routes
  • Summary LSA (type 3)
  • Aggregating summaries
  • Filtering inter-area routes
  • Redistributing external routes into OSPF
  • ASBR and external LSA (type 5)
  • ASBR summary route (type 4)
  • ASBR and external routes
  • Type 1 and type 2 external routes
  • Aggregating external routes
  • Stub area—Eliminate unneeded externals
  • Totally stub area—Eliminate unneeded inter-area and external
  • NSSA—Allow external routes within stub area
  • Lab: Single-area OSPF
  • Lab: Multiple-area OSPF
  • OSPF authentication
  • Promoting fast convergence
  • Bidirectional forwarding
  • OSPF timers
  • Graceful restart
  • Virtual links
  • Reasons for using virtual links
  • Configuring virtual links

Module 7: Access Control Lists (ACLs) • ACL overview

  • ACL types and valid IDs
  • Elements of ACL rules
  • IP address ranges and wildcard bits
  • Processing order
  • Applying ACLs
  • Inbound/outbound strategies
  • Implementation examples
  • Lab: ACL configuration

Module 8: Implementing Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

  • BGP overview
  • Message types
  • Path attributes
  • Session establishment
  • Authentication
  • Basic iBGP configuration and verification
  • Lab: iBGP configuration
  • Configure route distribution import/export policies
  • IP prefix list
  • Routing policy
  • AS-path ACL
  • Filter policy (individual peers or all peers)
  • Modifying attributes
  • Advertise default route to peer
  • Configure path attributes
  • Lab: eBGP configuration

Module 9: Implementing Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)

  • MPLS concepts and terminology
    • FEC
    • Label structure
    • LSR responsibilities
    • Label Information Base (LIB) and Label Information Base (LFIB)
    • Label-Switched Paths (LSP)
  • MPLS layer 3 VPN
    • VPN requirements
    • PE and CE roles
  • • Multiple Protocol BGP
    • Route distinguisher and VPNv4 address families
    • Route target and VPN instance
    • Distributing routes between VPN instances and MP-iBGP
  • • Configure and verify MPLS and LDP
    • Define MPLS LSR ID
    • Enable LDP globally
    • Enable MPLS and LDP on interfaces
    • View LDP peers and LSPs
  • Configure and verify VPN instances on PE routers
    • RD and VPN target
    • Bind to interfaces
    • View VPN instances
  • • Configure and verify eBGP peers on PE and CE routers
    • Define external peers
    • Import VPN routes into BGP
    • View VPN instances per peer
  • Associate PE peers using Multi-Protocol iBGP
    • Define internal peers
    • Identify loopback interface as connect-interface
    • View VPNv4 peers
  • View BGP VPNv4 routes
  • View IP routes per VPN instance
  • Lab: Configure and verify MPLS L3VPN, MPLS L2VPN concepts and terminology
    • Comparing L2VPN methods
    • PE and CE roles
    • AC (CE-PE)
    • PW (PE-PE bi-directional LSPs)
    • Cross-connect
    • Site ID and route distinguisher
  • Configure MPLS L2VPN
    • Define MPLS LSR ID
    • Enable L2VPN
    • Enable LDP globally
    • Enable MPLS and LDP on interfaces
    • Create cross-connect on PE peers
  • Verify that LDP pseudowire (PE-PE) has been established
  • View Label-Switched Paths globally and per VPN
  • Lab: Configure and verify MPLS L2VPN
  • MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE) concepts and terminology
  • MPLS TE configuration
    • Configure OSPF and MPLS to support Traffic Engineering
    • Configure explicit path
    • Configure MPLS TE attributes
    • Create tunnel interface
  • MPLS TE verification
    • View MPLS TE tunnel status and statistics
    • View Label-Switched Path
    • View IP routing table
    • Lab: Configure and verify MPLS RSVP TE

Target Audience

  • Network and system administrators
  • Network engineers


  • Basic fundamental LAN/WAN networking knowledge
  • Theoretical knowledge of the following WAN protocols and services
  • Routing and switching fundamentals
  • OSPF
  • BGP