Supporting Fabric

Associated Certifications

ECS – Supporting Fabric

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 networking professionals who will be responsible for troubleshooting Extreme Networks fabric and traditional networking solutions.

Course objectives

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

  • Identify the disciplines of problem analysis, hypothesis development, hypothesis testing, remediation, and prevention
  • Given a scenario, analyze the problem
  • Identify and use tools for gathering information and troubleshooting networks and devices
  • Apply the troubleshooting methodology to solve enterprise, data center, and traditional network scenarios
  • Describe the processes that can be enacted to prevent future network outages or performancedegrading events
  • Take the ECS – Supporting Fabric exam

Overview

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to support and troubleshoot Extreme Networks fabric and traditional networking solutions.

Course agenda

Methods for Troubleshooting

  • Eight disciplines associated with problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Problem analysis, hypothesis development, hypothesis testing, remediation, and prevention as they relate to troubleshooting networks

Network Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Applying the 8D problem solving process to networking issues

Information Gathering

  • Gather information to establish a team and understand issues

Topology Discovery

  • Gather topology information manually on Extreme networking devices

Troubleshooting Toolkit

  • Finding information on troubleshooting devices and using client-side troubleshooting tools

VOSS and Modular Switches

  • Tools for troubleshooting VOSS and modular devices on a physical level or device-specific problems

BOSS Switches

  • Tools such as boot diagnostic files, port mirroring, and stack health for troubleshooting BOSS devices on a physical level or device-specific problems

Layer One Toolkit

  • Commands and tools to troubleshoot Layer One issues, including:
    • Port LED indicators
    • Ethernet statistic and errors
    • Show interface
    • Show pluggable optical modules
    • Time domain reflectometer or third-party troubleshooting devices

Layer Two Toolkit

  • Commands and tools used to troubleshoot Layer Two issues, including spanning tree and VLANs

Layer Three Toolkit

  • Commands and tools such as ping and traceroute used to
    troubleshoot Layer Three issues

Upper Layers Toolkit

  • Commands and tools used to troubleshoot Upper Layer issues, such as wire captures and DHCP relay

SPBM Toolkit

  • Commands and tools used to troubleshoot SPBM issues

Enterprise Campus

  • Troubleshooting methodology to solve large, medium, and small enterprise network scenarios

Data Center

  • Troubleshooting methodology to solve a data center scenario problem

Traditional Networks

  • Troubleshooting methodology to solve traditional networking scenario problems

Remediation and Prevention

  • Processes that can be enacted to prevent future network outages or performance-degrading events