Course Overview

The Cisco® Service Provider Mobility Foundation LTE is an instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course offered by Cisco Learning Services. It includes detailed instructions on how to manage, monitor, and configure the Cisco Aggregated Services Router (ASR) 5×00 Series and Virtualized Packet Core (VPC) platforms. You are introduced to the hardware and software architecture of each platform. Additionally, hardware and software troubleshooting are covered. Through hands-on labs, you learn how to navigate and use the StarOS command line interface (CLI) and configure system logging and threshold crossing alarms (TCAs).

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2.5 days
  • Following are the tasks and features covered by the course:

    • Hardware and software architecture of the Cisco ASR 5500
    • Hardware and software architecture of the ASR 5000
    • Hardware and software architecture of the VPC-DI (distributed instance)
    • Hardware and software architecture of the VPC-SI (single instance)
    • StarOS CLI for chassis management, monitoring, and configuration
    • Initial system configuration, configuration of administrative users, hardware redundancy, and remote management functions
    • Basic troubleshooting of hardware and software, and subscriber session setup
    • Implementation of management functions, such as TCAs, and hardware and software monitoring through system logs
  • Module 1: ASR 5×00 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 Hardware Troubleshooting
    • Lesson 4: Logging and Threshold Crossing Alarms
    • Lab 1: Introduction to the Command Line Interface
    • Lab 2: Configure Logging and Threshold Crossing Alarms

    Lab Topology:

  • You must have a thorough understanding of IP routing, networking protocols, and a basic working knowledge of applicable Third-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) network operations.

    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 100BASE-T Ethernet interface
  • This course is designed for participants from any of the following roles who are responsible for the planning, configuration, and management of systems running StarOS:

    • Network engineering
    • Network consulting engineers
    • Customer support
    • Field engineering
    • Switch technicians