Extreme Management Center

Associated Certifications

ECS – Management Center

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 intended for Network Managers, Architects, and Systems Integrators responsible for network management.

Prerequisite

Students should possess an understanding of network fundamentals, and general network management
concepts, as well as network security concepts and technologies. In addition, Extreme Networks recommends the following course prior to enrolling in the Management Center course: Campus EXOS Switching and Routing and/or Campus Fabric Switching and Routing or Access Wireless

Course objectives

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

  • Successfully configure and manage the Extreme Management Center network management tool
  • Take the Extreme Management Center Specialist certification exam

Overview

Students will be introduced to Network Management and Visibility using the Extreme Networks Management tool, Extreme Management Center (XMC), for managing network devices. Using the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Network Management Model (NMM), students have these concepts reinforced with a hands-on lab experience working with a pre-configured network. Students will perform real world tasks around the areas of configuration, fault, performance, accounting, and security management functions.

Course agenda

Introduction

  • Extreme Management Center (XMC) Server requirements and licensing
  • XMC Client Server architecture
  • Accessing and navigating XMC including help and search tools
  • Application categorisation within XMC

Administration

  • Managing user’s authorization within XMC using groups
  • Administrative options to customize and define XMCs operational environment
  • Administration tools for basic tasks including performing backups, determining XMC system resource utilization, and diagnostics
  • XMC licensing management

Configuration Management

  • Mechanisms and protocols used by XMC
  • Automatic discovery of devices and using site templates and scripts
  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) to automate configuration
  • Manually add devices and change polling parameters
  • Utilizing device group categories and port/element groups

Management Tools

  • MIBs to manage devices
  • Pre-configured FlexViews to customize and create your own FlexViews
  • Use scripts to deploy immediately or via scheduling

Maps

  • Wired and wireless network maps
  • Network details identifying MLAG, EAPS etc. configuration
  • Wireless network maps to determine:
    • Signal strength using Heat maps
    • 2.4 or 5 Gig coverage
    • Client Data Rates

Inventory Management

  • Upload device firmware and upgrade devices
  • Backup and upload network device configurations
  • Compare Device Configurations
  • Manage device inventory within XMC using asset tracking, inventory events and reports

Accounting Management

  • Device and interface statistics collection
  • Network interrogation to see:
    • Number of flows for each application
    • Are they a threat to your network
  • Application Analytics and application response time and network response time
  • Reports for network and performance

Application Analytics

  • Extreme Application Analytics Deployment model and configuration
  • Interface deployment modes for collecting data
  • Best Practices for Port Mirroring, GRE tunnels and Traffic Domains.
  • Integration of XMC, Analytics, Extreme Control and Wireless features to provide network utilization and client details

Fault Management

  • Maps to locate devices, clients, threats
  • Compass as a search tool
  • PortView
  • FlexViews
  • Device and system alarms

Performance Management

  • Alarms and thresholds for system and network devices
  • Response times of Applications
    • For the application or for individual clients
  • Different flows

Reporting

  • Customizing your Dashboard
  • Pre-defined reports and creating custom reports
  • Report Designer for report scheduling
  • Scheduler to run reports and scripts
  • Applications and Flows to control traffic

Security Management

  • Policy Enabled Networks
  • What Policy is
  • Role based networks
  • Policy and QoS configuration using XMC
  • Domains
  • Save and import Policy domains
  • Traffic mirroring with Policy
  • Wireshark with Policy
  • Deploying policy via single or multiple domains
  • Network monitoring for rule hits using XMC

End-System Visibility

  • Managing end user network access with Extreme Access Control
  • Authentication types supported
  • Managing and tracking end users on the network
  • Managing devices through Policy or RFC3580
  • Refine network access using rules and profiles

Related Certifications

Other Network Management Courses