ECS Campus EXOS Switching and Routing

Associated Certifications

ECS – Campus EXOS 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:

  • Understand Ethernet Automatic Protection Switching (EAPS) and configure advanced EAPS features in a multi-ring environment
  • Configure Multi-Switch Link Aggregation (MLAG)
  • Understand and configure Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
  • Describe Access Control List (ACL) operation and configuration
  • Configure and implement CLEAR-Flow
  • Understand and configure RoleBased Access Control (RBAC) with Identity Management
  • Understand and configure OSPF in a multi-area environment
  • Describe IP multicast operation and configure IGMP and IGMP Snooping
  • Understand and configure Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) in both Dense and Sparse modes
  • Take the Extreme Networks Campus EXOS Routing & Switching exam


Students will learn methods to properly configure, deploy, manage and troubleshoot their Extreme Networks switching and routing environments using the Extreme Networks operating systems ExtremeXOS CLI. 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

ExtremeXOS Switching and Routing New Features

  • ExtremeXOS switches running 22.1 and 22.2 firmware

Switch Management

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


  • Stacking Overview
  • Stacking
  • Stack Initialization & Operations
  • Managing The Stack
  • Stacking Commands
  • Configuring The Stack

VLAN Configuration & Operation

  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN operation and configuration for ExtremeXOS switches
  • VLAN Overview
  • VLAN Forwarding
  • VLAN Show Commands
  • VLAN Creation
  • VLAN Security

Spanning Tree

  • 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

Extreme Loop Recovery Protocol

  • Spanning Tree Extreme Switches – Extreme Loop Recovery Protocol

Ethernet Automatic Protection

  • Understand EAPS Operation
  • Configuring EAPS
  • Verify EAPS Operation using EAPS Show Commands

Advanced EAPS

  • Multiple Ring Topologies
  • Common Link (Shared Port)
  • Multiple Domain Configuration with Common Link
  • Controller and Partner Node States
  • EAPS Domains Priority
  • Show Command

Link Aggregation Groups

  • Product-Specific Information
  • LAG Configuration
    • Dynamic
    • Static
  • Show Commands

Multi-Switch Link Aggregation Group

  • Multi-Switch Link Aggregation Group Overview
  • MLAG Operation
  • MLAG Configuration
  • Show Commands

Access Control Lists

  • ExtremeXOS packet filtering structure and components
  • Policies and policy files
  • ACL matching conditions, syntax, and troubleshooting
  • Differences between Static ACLs and Dynamic ACLs
  • ACL rule evaluation process


  • CLEAR-Flow Operation
  • CLEAR-Flow rules
  • CLEAR-Flow matching conditions and actions
  • How to configure and monitor CLEAR-Flow rules

Routing Overview

  • OSI Model and Basic Routing Concepts
  • Extreme Networks XOS Routing Portfolio
  • Comparing the Products
  • Basic configuration commands

OSPF Configuration

  • Overview of OSPF
  • OSPF areas and area types
  • OSPF operation
  • OSPF Hello protocol
  • OSPF adjacency process
  • Types of Link State Advertisements
  • Configure a multi-area OSPF network

Policy Based Routing

  • Deploying Policy-Based Redirects

Virtual Routing Redundancy

  • Where to use VRRP
  • Change from master router to backup router
  • VRRP multicast and virtual MAC addresses
  • Configure and verify VRRP

Multicast Routing

  • IP Multicast
  • IP Multicast addressing scheme
  • Internet Group Multicast Protocol (IGMP) operation
  • Configure IGMP
  • Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) operation
  • PIM-SM configuration

Extreme Management Center Introduction

  • Monitoring the network health
  • Use of automated tools
  • Visibility of end user devices
  • Remote management of devices

Extreme Management Center Configuration

  • Manage your network using:
    • SNMP
    • CLI Credential
    • Site Template
    • Adding Devices