ECS ExtremeWireless Core

Course objective

This course is a blend of both theoretical and hands-on Lab experience.

Successful candidates will gain the skills and knowledge to deploy, configure and troubleshoot ExtremeWireless Core.

Delivery method

Instructor led classroom, Virtual classroom, Self-paced video learning

Course duration

2 or 4 Days

Course Overview

This class will give the students a good technical understanding of the ExtremeWireless CORE technologies. There will also be practical, hands-on-labs, where the students will get to setup and configure this type of technology to supplement the theoretical learning.

Prerequisites

A thorough understanding of wireless networking, wired networking and associated protocols. Highly recommended to have completed the Extreme Wireless EDS class.

 

Agenda

Solution Overview

  • ExtremeWireless Landscape
  • WiNG at a glance
  • What’s New In WiNG 7
  • 11ax Introduction
  • WPA3 Introduction
  • Dual Mode Capability
  • ExtremeWireless WiNG hardware overview
  • Configuration Model
  • ExtremeWireless WiNG configuration model concepts such as RF Domain, Profile, Device overrides, WLAN and Policy
  • Final device configuration

 

Mint Protocol

  • MiNT protocol link layers and link levels
  • Forming MiNT links

 

AP Adoption

  • Finding a controller using L2 and L3 adoption
  • Understanding and configuring L2 and L3 adoption

 

Zero Touch Provisioning

  • Describing the provisioning policy
  • Provisioning policy wildcards

 

Supported Deployments and Provisioning

  • Reference designs for single and central site/multi-site deployments
  • Scalability considerations
  • General best practices and common design mistakes

 

Clustering

  • Clustering overview
  • Clustering setup

 

Virtual Controller

  • VC overview
  • VC configuration

 

Initial Configuration

  • Initial device setup
  • Resetting APs to factory defaults
  • Configure management access settings via Management Policy

 

Software Management

  • Mixed mode
  • Image types
  • Software upgrade

 

Wireless LANs

  • WLAN configuration
  • WLAN forwarding modes
  • WLAN assignments, authentication methods, and encryption
  • AAA Policy
  • QoS policies and mappings

 

Advanced WLAN Features

  • Configuring SMART RF
  • Using SMART RF statistics to analyse WLAN state and potential issues
  • WLAN optimization features

 

Integrated Services

  • DHCP server
  • Radius server
  • Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • IPsec VPN

 

Captive Portal

  • Hotspot deployment options and defining policies
  • Authentication methods used to verify user registrations
  • Enforcing authentication methods
  • User and device registration and notification methods

 

Security Features

  • Stateful L2+ Distributed Firewall features
  • Firewall SPI, IP ACLs, ACLS, DOS detection, and storm control
  • Variations of Wireless IPS (WIPS)

 

Mesh Features

  • MeshConnex overview
  • Opportunistic Rate Link Adaption (ORLA)
  • Configuring MeshConnex

 

Troubleshooting and Remote Diagnostics

  • Troubleshooting rules and processes
  • Different levels of log messages (log file, CLI, or remote syslog)
  • Live packet capture, different capture modes, and using capture points and filters
  • Remote debugging on the captive portal
  • Opening GTAC case

 

NSight

  • NSight overview
  • Using NSight for monitoring and troubleshooting

 

Extreme Guest

  • Extreme Guest overview and features

 

Location Sensor

  • Extreme Location Sensor
  • Configuring WiNG to support Extreme Location

 

What’s new?

  • Recent firmware releases overview