Dell EMC Networking - Data Center Configuration and Administration

( Duration: 5 Days )

The Dell EMC Networking - Data Center Configuration & Administration training course assists you to successfully configure, manage, and troubleshoot Dell EMC Data Center Networking products using best-practice information.

By attending Dell EMC Networking - Data Center Configuration & Administration workshop, attendees will learn to:

  • Complete an OS Installation and Implementation
  • Configure VLANs, LAG, and VLT in SmartFabric OS10
  • Configure and validate routing protocols including OSPF and BGP
  • Configuration of VRRP, PBR, and VRF
  • Apply security and QOS commands
  • Describe the basic operation of SmartFabric Services

  • Knowledge of Networking concepts, components and typical use cases

This course is intended for Network Administrators and others who install, manage and diagnose Dell EMC S-Series and Z-Series Networking products.



Data Center Networking Overview

  • Describe networking in the modern data center
  • Describe the typical data flow of a data center network
  • Identify common data center topologies
  • Describe networking technologies found in a data center network
  • Describe the Dell EMC Data Center portfolio

Basis Switch Configuration

  • Identify the normal boot process of a S and Z-Series switch running OS 10.
  • List the first-time switch setup requirements
  • Introduce OS10 CLI tool
  • Perform the setup and apply a management IP, switch name, and credentials on a S or Z Series switch
  • Perform the steps for upgrading switch firmware in OS 10

Virtual LANs

  • Identify the characteristics of a VLAN and why they are used
  • Compare the terminology around tagged vs untagged
  • Configure VLAN trunking using OS10
  • Configure VLAN Port membership using OS10
  • Verify trunking and Port Membership
  • Troubleshoot a VLAN mismatch configuration

Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP)

  • Identify the operations and use cases for STP
  • Configure and validate RSTP/MSTP/RSTP-PV using OS 10 Which one is best to do the lab on?
  • Configure Portfast/ Fastlink using OS 10
  • Manipulate spanning tree root bridge and port cost configurations using OS 10
  • Configure STP Protection using OS 10
  • Interpret the symptoms of a switching loop specific use cases
  • Troubleshoot spanning-tree configurations and convergence issues use cases

Link Aggregation Groups (LAG)

  • Interpret the advantages and limitations of LAG
  • Describe the connectivity between two switches using a LAG
  • Configure Static LAG using OS 10
  • Configure Dynamic LAG using OS 10
  • Troubleshoot a LAG configuration mismatch
  • Configure Static LAG using OS 10
  • Configure Dynamic LAG using OS 10
  • Troubleshoot a LAG configuration mismatch

Virtual Link Trunking (VLT)

  • Interpret the advantages and limitations of an VLT
  • Describe the components that makeup a VLT configuration
  • Explain how to configure and validate VLT configurations
  • Configure and validate VLT configurations using OS 10
  • Describe the process for upgrading switch firmware in an VLT configuration
  • Troubleshoot basic VLT configuration issues

Discovery Protocols

  • Describe the characteristics of the discovery protocols supported by the OS10
  • Describe uses cases for using discovery protocols
  • Configure discovery protocols in OS10
  • Interpret LLDP outputs

Basic Routing

  • Configure IPv4 on an interface
  • Identify when to utilize a gateway as a last resort
  • Configure and modify static routes in OS 10
  • Use ARP table
  • Use traceroute
  • Test inter-VLAN routing using ping

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

  • Configure and validate OSPF using OS 10
  • Interpret OSPF show commands
  • OSPF adjacency
  • Describe the operations and use cases for equal cost multi-pathing (ECMP)
  • Test inter-vlan routing using ping

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

  • Explain the detailed operations of BGP
  • Identify design best practices when configuring BGP in a leaf/spine environment
  • Configure and validate BGP using OS 10
  • Describe the operations and use cases for equal cost multi-pathing (ECMP)
  • Configure and validate ECMP using OS 10

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

  • Describe the basic operation of VRRP
  • Identify the components of VRRP
  • Describe VRRP Priorities
  • Compare Pre-empt and no Pre-empt
  • Describe configuring VRRP on switches configured for VLT
  • Configure and Validate VRRP configurations using OS 10

Uplink Failure Detection

  • Describe the advantages and use cases for uplink failure detection (one command)
  • Describe the components and configuration requirements
  • Identify the differences between Active/Active and Active/Standby
  • Configure uplink failure detection using OS 10

Policy Based Routing

  • Describe the basic operation of policy based routing (PBR)
  • Identify PBR use cases
  • Configure and Validate PBR using OS10

Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)

  • Describe the operations and use cases for virtual routing and forwarding (VRF)
  • Configure and validate VRF using OS 10


  • Explain the purpose of access control
  • Identify OS 10 supported features and options
  • Apply appropriate commands to deny or permit IP connectivity
  • Complete the required configuration to permit host access control
  • Determine why particular computers are being blocked from accessing a server
  • Explain the need for port-security
  • Compare methods of port-security
  • Identify OS 10 supported features and options
  • Configure sticky-mac addresses
  • Interpret port security output
  • Explain the purpose of AAA security
  • Describe AAA core components and their function
  • Describe the AAA authentication process
  • Configure local authentication
  • Configure AAA parameters
  • Configure switch to point to RADIUS server
  • Determine why the Networking Administrator is not able to log into the switch

Quality of Service (QoS)

  • Describe the basic operation of QoS
  • Describe use cases for QoS
  • Describe how QoS identifies and marks traffic
  • Identify the characteristics of QoS
  • Identify QoS protocols and their uses
  • Configure QoS using OS 10

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

  • Review DHCP's basic operation
  • Explain DHCP Relay
  • Configure DHCP using OS 10
  • Identify the options to secure DHCP from attacks


  • Explain in depth the concepts relating to IP Multicast technology
  • Compare IGMP and PIM use cases
  • Identify the steps required to configure multicasting into an existing multicast environment using OS 10

SmartFabric Services

  • What is SmartFabric Services (SFS)?
  • Describe at a high level the purpose and benefits to the customer.
  • How SmartFabric works with other products maybe with links to those resources if they are customer facing docs
  • Explain Command - Support Bundle - what the command does and why run it

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