Cisco IOS XR System Administration (IOSXR200)


Course Overview

The Cisco IOS XR System Administration (IOSXR200) v1.1 course covers the fundamental concepts on which the Cisco® Internetwork Operating System (IOS) XR operating system is based, as well as the knowledge and skills you need to perform system administration tasks using Cisco IOS® XR Software. You will also learn how to interpret log messages, configure exception reporting and logging, perform software installations, configure authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) authentication, configure secure domain routers, configure the Network Time Protocol, monitor system processes, perform packet filtering, and configure Management Plane Protection.

Who should attend

This course is intended for network professionals, network operations center (NOC) personnel, and support staff who are involved with the system administration of Cisco routers that run the Cisco IOS XR Software operating system.


Before attending this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Completion of the Introduction to Cisco IOS XR (IOSXR100) course, or equivalent hands-on experience configuring and supporting Cisco IOS XR–based routers
  • Experience working with CLI-based network devices
  • Basic knowledge of the architecture and operations of Cisco IOS XR–based routers
  • Fundamental knowledge of Cisco IOS XR configuration and operation

Course Objectives

This course will help you:

  • Understand the fundamentals of the highly available and highly secure Cisco IOS XR operating system
  • Prepare to perform system administration tasks using Cisco IOS XR in a service provider network

After taking this course, you should be able to describe:

  • The Cisco IOS XR configuration file system
  • How to install Cisco IOS XR software
  • Secure domain routers
  • AAA security
  • Network time synchronization

Outline: Cisco IOS XR System Administration (IOSXR200)

Module 1: Configuration File System Overview
  • Configuration File System
Module 2: Cisco IOS XR Software Installation
  • Examining the Software Packaging
  • Installing the Software
  • Recovering from a Software Installation
Module 3: Secure Domain Routers
  • Examining an SDR
  • Physical Router
  • SDR Creation
Module 4: AAA Security
  • AAA Fundamentals
  • Task-Based Security
  • Configuring a User Security Policy
  • Authentication with Remote Servers
  • AAA and the TACACS+ Server
  • Configuring AAA in Cisco IOS XR Software
  • Configuring the AAA Server
  • Configuring VTY User Authentication
  • TACACS+ Command Authorization
  • TACACS+ Command Accounting
  • AAA Troubleshooting
  • TACACS+ Troubleshooting
  • RADIUS Troubleshooting
Module 5: Network Time Synchronization
  • Network Time Synchronization Overview
  • Network Time Protocol
Lab Outline
Lab 1: Configuration File System
  • Task 1: Navigating the CFS
  • Task 2: Exploring Sysdb
  • Task 3: Exploring the Binary Files
  • Task 4: Comparing ASCII and Binary Files on the Active and Standby RPs
Lab 2: Software Installation – Pre-Installation Checks
  • Task 1: Perform Pre-installation Checks
Lab 3: Activating/Deactivating Software Packages
  • Task 1: Deactivate Feature Packages
Lab 4: Configuring Non-Owner Secure Domain Router
  • Task 1: Secure Domain Router Configuration
  • Task 2: Reviewing the Configuration
Lab 5: Configuring User Security Policies
  • Task 1: Configuring User Security Policies
Lab 6: Configuring TACACS+ AAA Authentication on the Router
  • Task 1: Creating a TACACS+ AAA Configuration on the Router
Lab 7: Accessing and Configuring the TACACS+ Server
  • Task 1: Accessing and Configuring the TACACS+ Server
Lab 8: Configuring TACACS+ Authentication for VTY Users
  • Task 1: Configuring TACACS+ Authentication for VTY Users
Lab 9: Enabling Command Accounting through the TACACS+ Server
  • Task 1: Enabling Command Accounting Through the TACACS+ Server
Lab 10: Network Time Synchronization
  • Task 1: Configuring and Verifying a Network Time Protocol Server Association
  • Task 2: Configure and Verify an Authenticated NTP Server Association
Lab 11: Monitoring Processes
  • Task 1: Monitoring Processes
Lab 12: Monitoring a Routing Protocol Process Restart
  • Task 1: Monitoring a Routing Protocol Process Restart
Lab 13: Monitoring Memory
  • Task 1: Monitoring Memory
Lab 14: Configuring SNMP
  • Task 1: Configure SNMP
Lab 15: Configuring Logging
  • Task 1: Configure Logging
Lab 16: Configuring IPv4 Filtering
  • Task 1: Configure IPv4 Filtering
  • Task 2: Configure Antispoofing ACLs
Lab 17: Using ACLs for Troubleshooting
  • Task 1: Use ACLs for Troubleshooting
Lab 18: Implementing and Verifying uPRF
  • Task 1: Implement and Verify uRPF
Lab 19: Configuring Management Plane Protection (MPP)
  • Task 1: Configuring Management Plane Protection
Online Training

Duration 3 days

  • CAD 3,250
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 25 CLC
Classroom Training

Duration 3 days

  • Canada: CAD 3,250
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 25 CLC

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