ExtremeEOS Fundamentals

Associated Certifications


Course Duration

3 Days

Delivery Method

Available as Classroom Instructor-led training, Virtual Instructor-led training and self-paced eLearning

Who should attend

This course is designed for individuals getting started with their Extreme Networks ExtremeEOS Switching and Routing solution.


Student should possess a working familiarity with LAN concepts, including basic Ethernet and TCP/IP.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will have gained the working knowledge to:

  • Access and use the ExtremeEOS CLI
  • Install and configure Extreme Networks management tools, Configure Layer 1 and Layer 2 networking feature
  • Understand and verify ExtremeEOS stacking
  • Configure a network using VLAN technologies
  • Configure Layer 3 routing and OSPF
  • Take the ExtremeEOS Fundamentals Associate certification exam in order to achieve the ECNA-EOS certification


The ExtremeEOS Fundamentals training course provides Extreme Networks customers and partners with instructor-led lectures and extensive hands-on laboratory exercises using the ExtremeEOS Switches. This course presents the concepts, skills and tools required to deploy the Extreme Networks products in the most common situations for Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks.

Course agenda

Switch Management

  • Switch Management Access Methods
  • Implementing Switch Management
  • Firmware Management
  • Configuration File Management
  • Port Mirroring
  • LLDP

VLAN Configuration & Operations

  • Specifics of IEEE 802.1Q VLAN operation and configuration for ExtremeEOS switches
  • VLAN Forwarding
  • VLAN Show Commands
  • VLAN Security

Spanning Tree Protocol

  • Spanning Tree Protocol Overview
  • Spanning Tree Protocol Support
  • IEEE 802.1w, Rapid spanning Tree
  • IEEE 802.1s, Multiple Spanning Tree (MST)
  • Spanning Tree Configuration
  • Show Commands
  • Advanced Features

Link Aggregation Groups

  • Specifics of Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs) for ExtremeEOS switches
  • LAG Configuration (Dynamic & Static)
  • Show Commands

Basic Routing Configuration Overview

  • Overview of the OSI Model and Basic Routing Concepts
  • Specify the Layer 2 configurations you must create in order to route
  • Configure direct routing on ExtremeEOS switches
  • Configure static routing on ExtremeEOS switches
  • Configure DHCP relay on ExtremeEOS switches
  • Disable routing on ExtremeEOS switches

OSPF Overview & Configuration

  • Overview of OSPF
  • OSPF areas and area types
  • OSPF operation
  • OSPF Hello protocol
  • OSPF adjacency process
  • Link State Advertisements

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