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Aruba CX Switching Lab

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Solution Overview

Aruba’s next-gen CX switching portfolio is purpose-built for today’s digital world, satisfying the most demanding use cases from the access layer, to the core and to the data center. Built on cloud-native principles, the portfolio gives IT the flexibility to deploy a single platform from edge access to the data center that includes intuitive management tools and distributed analytics that transform the IT network operator experience.

Key Benefits

  1. Simplified operations with a single operating model: A single operating system from edge access to data center delivers consistency and ease of management.
  2. Time savings via smart-automation: Smoothly, safely and quickly coordinate switch provisioning and changes using intelligent automation to search, edit, validate, deploy and audit configurations.
  3. Proactive troubleshooting and resolution.
  4. Enhance troubleshooting with real-time, network-wide visibility via distributed, embedded analytics in each switch to help detect and resolve issues before operations and users are impacted.
  5. Secure and easy enforcement of unified policies.
  6. Reliable, always-on networking with a micro-services architecture, which provides full programmability and automation to create an always-on high availability network, even during upgrades.
  7. A world class user experience providing an enterprise network that scales to deliver non-blocking performance from edge, to data center for the best user-experience possible.

Goals & Objectives

Attendees will access the Aruba Virtual and physical hardware to install and build a complete switching architecture. Some of the tasks are listed below.

  • Connectivity Testing
  • AOS-CX CLI Fundamentals
  • Basic Interface Configuration
  • VLANs
  • Trunking
  • Adding Core Switches
  • Link Aggregation
  • Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Basic IPv4 Routing
  • VRRP
  • OSPF
  • VSX
  • NAE (Network Analytics Engine)

PLEASE NOTE: You must use CHROME to cut & paste commands from the guide into the lab.

Hardware & Software

  • 4 x Aruba 6300F 24G
  • 2 x Aruba 8325-48Y8C
  • 1 x Aruba 3810M 48G
  • 1 x Virtual JumpHost
  • 1 x Virtual Windows 2016 Server
  • 3 x Hardware Client
Aruba CX Switching Lab Overview
Get an overview of the basics involved with WWT's Aruba CX Switching Lab.

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