Cisco Service Provider Mobility Foundation and Intermediate LTE (LTE201)

Course Overview

The Cisco® Service Provider Mobility Foundation and Intermediate LTE courses are instructor-led courses offered by Cisco Learning Services that provide detailed instruction on how to manage, monitor, and configure the Cisco ASR 5000 and ASR 5500 and the Cisco Virtual Packet Core (VPC), and build the required services to support an LTE/SAE public mobile LAN network.

In the foundation sections of the course, you are introduced to the hardware and software architecture of the ASR 5500, ASR 5000, and VPC. Through hands-on labs, you learn how to navigate and use the StarOS command line and configure threshold crossing alarms.

In the intermediate sections, you focus on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards and how the ASR 5500, ASR 5000, and VPC are configured to support the 4G entities such as Mobility Management Entity (MME), Serving Gateway (SGW), and PDN Gateway (PGW). You build and monitor single-subscriber call flows with default and dedicated bearers on the systems. Troubleshooting techniques for the entire LTE/SAE packet core are used throughout the course.

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5 days
  • After completing this course, you should have practical knowledge of the following aspects of the platform:

    • Hardware and software architecture of the ASR 5500 chassis
    • Hardware and software architecture of the ASR 5000 chassis
    • Hardware and software architecture of the Cisco Virtual Packet Core entities
    • StarOS command line interface (CLI) for chassis management, monitoring, and configuration
    • Initial system configuration including creating administrative users, hardware redundancy, and remote management functions
    • Implementing management functions, such as threshold crossing alarms, and hardware and software monitoring
    • Basic troubleshooting of hardware and software
    • Monitoring subscriber bearers, attaching requests through the systems, seeing how resources for each service are dedicated, and detecting the flows as they traverse the switching fabric
  • Course Outline: Mobility Foundation

    Module 1: Hardware Architecture

    • Lesson 1: ASR 5500 Hardware Architecture
    • Lesson 2: ASR 5000 Hardware Architecture
    • Lesson 3: VPC-SI Overview
    • Lesson 4: VPC-DI Overview

    Module 2: StarOS Software Architecture

    • Lesson 1: StarOS EPC Software Architecture
    • Lesson 2: Initial System Setup
    • Lesson 3: Introduction to the StarOS CLI
    • Lesson 4: Global Configuration Settings
    • Lesson 5: Configuration Terminology

    Module 3: Troubleshooting

    • Lesson 1: ASR 5500 Hardware Troubleshooting
    • Lesson 2: ASR 5000 Hardware Troubleshooting
    • Lesson 3: VPC Troubleshooting
    • Lesson 4: Software Troubleshooting
    • Lesson 5: Logging and Threshold Crossing alarms

    Course Outline: Mobility Intermediate 

    • Lesson 1: EPC Overview
    • Lesson 2: MME Service Administration
    • Lesson 3: SGW Function, Operation, Configuration
    • Lesson 4: PGW Configuration
    • Lesson 5: Configuring GGSN Colocated Services
  • Lab Outline: Mobility Foundation

    • Lab 1: Introduction to the Command Line Interface
    • Lab 2: Configure Logging and Threshold Crossing Alarms

    Lab Outline: Mobility Intermediate 

    • Lab 1: Configuring Contexts and Interfaces
    • Lab 2: Configure MME
    • Lab 3: Configure the SGW Service
    • Lab 4: Configure the PGW Service
    • Lab 5: Configure GGSN Service
  • You must have a thorough understanding of IP routing, networking protocols, and a basic working knowledge of applicable 3GPP network operation.

    Material Requirements 

    You must bring a laptop or notebook computer with the following:

    • Terminal emulation program (such as PuTTY available at capable of Telnet or Secure Shell (SSH)
    • 10BASE-T or 100 BASE-T Ethernet interface
  • This course is designed for participants from any of the following disciplines who are responsible for the planning,  configuration, and management of the ASR 5500, ASR 5000 or VPC.

    Targeted Roles Include:

    • Network engineering
    • Network consulting
    • Customer support
    • Field engineering