ECS SLX Configuration and Implementation

Associated Certifications

ECS – SLX/IP Fabric

Prerequisite For

Before taking this course, students should have:

  • A working knowledge of Networking protocols and implementation

Course Duration

5 Days

Delivery Method

  • Traditional Instructor-Led
  • Virtual Instructor-Led

Who should attend

This course is designed for network administrators, system administrators, network architects, systems engineers, and technical support engineers who are involved with advanced installation, configuration, maintenance, and basic troubleshooting of SLX products.

Course Overview

This course provides an in-depth study of the Extreme SLX family of products and how they are utilized in an enterprise network. The course covers core competencies of configuration, operations and maintenance of Extreme SLX products. This course also covers IP Fabric configuration and implementation.

Course objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe Extreme’s SLX hardware
  • Configure and implement management protocols on SLX devices
  • Configure and implement monitoring and reporting features on SLX Products including syslogs and sFlow
  • Perform hardware troubleshooting and support functions on SLX devices
  • Perform firmware upgrades on SLX devices
  • Configure, deploy and maintain Link Aggregation Groups (LAGS)
  • Describe, configure, and maintain Multi-Chassis Trunking (MCT)
  • Configure, implement, and maintain IP Fabric
  • Use cases of deploying SLX devices
  • Discuss BGP4 Neighboring adjacencies and troubleshooting
  • Configure basic BGP peering and route advertising
  • Configure, implement, and maintain tunnels using SLX Products
  • Configure, implement, and maintain MPLS on SLX Products
  • Configure, implement, and maintain security and traffic control using ACLs


Course Introduction
SLX Products Overview
SLX Architecture

  • SLX Architecture
  • SLX Hardware
  • OS Architecture

SLX Use Cases

  • Deployment Scenarios
  • Spine and Leaf
  • Case study

Essentials and Administration

  • Access
  • System Configuration
  • SNMP and NTP etc

Firmware Upgrades

  • Software Image Download
  • Upgrading Process
  • Config Backup
  • Best Practices

L2 Forwarding

  • L2 Frame forwarding
  • L2 Redundancy
  • Packet flow

VLAN and Port Configuration

  • VLAN Configuration
  • Edge Port Configuration
  • Trunk Port Configuration

LACP and LLDP Configuration

  • Link Aggregation
  • LACP Configuration
  • LLDP Configuration

Protocol Independent Routing

  • Static Routes Configuration
  • Aggregate Routes Configuration
  • Default Routes

Configuring IP Fabrics

  • IP Fabric
  • Configuring IP Fabrics
  • Monitoring Commands

Advanced Configuration of IGP’s

  • Configuring OSPF
  • Monitoring of OSPF
  • OSPF Scalability
  • Multi Area OSPF
  • Advanced features of OSPF

Advanced Configuration of BGP

  • Configuring BGP
  • BGP Route selection
  • BGP Attributes
  • BGP Route advertisements

Configuration of MPLS

  • MPLS Signalling Protocols
  • MPLS Tunnel establishment
  • MPLS Label Distribution
  • MPLS tunnel configuration
  • MPLS troubleshooting commands

MPLS Traffic Engineering

  • RSVP
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Configuration
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting

ACLs and Security

  • ACLs
  • Configuring ACLs
  • ACL filtering


  • Configuring sFLOW
  • Monitoring

SLX Analytics
SLX Applications
Basic Troubleshooting