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Configuring and Monitoring Contrail (CMC)

Course Description Schedule

Who should attend

This course benefits individuals responsible for working with software-defined networking solutions in data center, service provider, and enterprise network environments.


Students should have a basic understanding of the Junos operating system.

Course Objectives

After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define basic SDN principles and functionality.
  • Define basic OpenStack principles and functionality.
  • Define basic Contrail principles and how they relate to OpenStack.
  • List and define the components that make up the Contrail solution.
  • Describe the functionality of the Contrail control and data planes.
  • Describe the two installation types: ISO and RPM.
  • Perform an ISO-based install.
  • Run setup scripts, create and modify a testbed file, and provision a multi-node Contrail cluster using fab scripts.
  • Gain an understanding of the OpenStack and Contrail WebUIs.
  • Create a tenant project.
  • Create and manage virtual networks.
  • Create and manage policies.
  • Create and assign floating IP addresses.
  • Add an image and launch an instance from it.
  • Describe how a tenant is created internally.
  • Describe service chaining within Contrail.
  • Set up a service chain.
  • Manipulate the WebUI monitoring section.
  • Extract key information regarding the Contrail infrastructure.
  • Extract key information regarding traffic flows and packet analysis.
  • Create various types of filters and queries to generate data.

Course Content

This two-day course is designed to provide students with the knowledge required to work with the Juniper Contrail software-defined networking (SDN) solution. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of how to use the OpenStack and Contrail Web UIs. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience with the features of Contrail. This course is based on Contrail Release 1.03.

Day 1
  • Chapter 1: Course Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Contrail Overview
  • Chapter 3: Architecture and Installation
    • Lab: Performing Multi-server Installation of Contrail
  • Chapter 4: Basic Configuration
    • Lab: Basic Tenant Implementation and Management
Day 2
  • Chapter 5: Service Chaining
    • Lab: Implementing Service Chains in Contrail
  • Chapter 6: Analytics and Troubleshooting
    • Lab: Performing Analysis and Troubleshooting in Contrail
  • Appendix A: APIs in Contrail
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 2 days

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