Campus Fabric Switching and Routing

Associated Certifications

ECS – Campus Fabric Switching & Routing

Course Duration

4 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 responsible for the configuration, management, maintenance, and support of the Extreme Networks family of switches.


Students should possess a solid grasp of LAN concepts, including advanced Ethernet and TCP/IP skills.

Course objectives

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

  • To integrate and implement Extreme Networks Fabric Networking core and complex solutions based on reference architectures from Extreme Networks customer scenarios
  • Take the ECS Fabric Switching & Routing Exam


Building and managing networks utilizing the Extreme Networks Campus Fabric networking environment. This knowledge will be reinforced through actual hands-on experience with networking equipment in a lab environment, where students will perform real world tasks.

Course agenda

Fabric Connect Introduction

  • Shortest Path Bridging based network including Backbone Edge Bridge (BEB) and Backbone Core Bridge (BCB)
  • User Network Interfaces (UNI) and Network to Network Interfaces(NNI) in an SPB network
  • SPB forwarding plane using shortest path trees and the role of IS-IS routing
  • B-VLAN and B-MAC in the SPB core

Product Overview

  • Extreme Networks products that support Fabric Connect and Fabric Attach
  • Product features, scaling, and license requirements
  • Extreme Networks products in Fabric deployments

Fabric Connect Infrastructure

  • IS-IS routing protocol link state database and shortest path
  • Reverse Path Forwarding Check (RPFC) and Simple Loop Prevention Protocol (SLPP) to prevent loops
  • SPB implementation following best practices

Operations, Administration, Management

  • Connectivity Fault Manager (CFM) providing ping, traceroute, and trace-path tools at Layer 2
  • Configuring CFM on a SPB network

Implementing Layer 2 VSN

  • Fabric Connect services using Layer 2 Virtual Service Networks

Implementing Inter-VSN Routing

  • Inter-VSN Routing over Fabric Connect

Implementing IP Shortcuts

  • Fabric Connect services using IP Shortcut Routing

Implementing Layer 3 VSN

  • Layer Three Virtual Service Networks over Fabric Connect

IS-IS Accept Policies and Route Redistribution

  • IS-IS and other routing protocols

Fabric Services for Security Products

  • Fabric services to provide security

EFO, COM Plus and VPFM Plus

  • • Extreme Fabric Orchestrator, COM Plus, and VPFM Plus.

Switch Clustering

  • Switch Clustering including Inter-Switch Trunking and Virtual Inter-Switch Trunking.
  • Loop Prevention and Link Health
  • Best practices for link health and loop prevention using SLPP, SLPP Guard and VLACP

ToR Switching

  • Top-of-Rack switching in the Data Center

Extreme Management Center Introduction

  • Extreme Networks Management Center to:
    • Monitor the network health
    • Use of automated tools
    • Visibility of end user devices
    • Remote management of devices

Extreme Management Center Configuration

  • Manage your network using the following tools within the Extreme Management Center:
    • SNMP
    • CLI Credential
    • Site Template
    • Adding Devices

Implementing Multicast over SPB

  • IP Multicast in a Fabric Connect solution

Quality of Service

  • Quality of Service (QoS) in the Fabric Connect network

Fabric Extend

  • Fabric Extend and Open Network Adapter

Fabric Attach

  • Fabric Attach and SPB Fabric