Introduction to IOS XR (IOSXR100)

Course Overview

The Cisco Introduction to Cisco IOS® XR (IOSXR100) training course is an instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course offered by Cisco® Learning Services. You learn the fundamental concepts on which the operating system is based and Cisco IOS XR basic operations for configuration, software, file system configuration, and monitoring. Basic troubleshooting for how to troubleshoot problems relating to process failures, frozen processes, and high CPU and memory consumption is also covered.

4 days
  • This course introduces you to the features and functions of the Cisco IOS XR Software operating system. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on lab exercises, you gain an understanding of all major aspects of the operating system, including the architecture, high-availability components, scalability features, configuration basics, switch fabric data path, basic software operations, configuration file overview, monitoring the Cisco IOS XR operating system, and working with error messages and core dumps.

  • Module 1: Cisco IOS XR Software Overview

    • Cisco IOS XR Architecture
    • High Availability
    • Scalability

    Module 2: Cisco IOS XR Configuration Basics

    • Configuration Operations
    • Initial Configuration
    • Reviewing the Configuration
    • Route Processor Redundancy

    Module 3: Switch Fabric Architecture

    • Cisco IOS XR Architecture, High Availability, and Scalability Review
    • Verifying the Fabric Data Path

    Module 4: Cisco IOS XR Software Operations

    • Examining the Operation Basics
    • Examining Configuration Operations
    • Examining Configuration Rollback and Recovery
    • Examining Process Management

    Module 5: Configuration File System Overview

    • Configuration File System

    Module 6: Monitoring the Cisco IOS XR Operating System

    • Cisco IOS XR Architecture
    • System Monitoring Commands

    Module 7: Error Messages and Core Dumps

    • System Error Messages
    • Logging System Messages
    • Cisco IOS XR Core Dumps
    • Lab 1: Hardware Discovery and Initial Configuration
    • Lab 2: Reviewing the Configuration
    • Lab 3: Route Processor Redundancy
    • Lab 4: Verifying the Cisco IOS XR Switch Fabric Data Path
    • Lab 5: Make and Test Configuration Changes
    • Lab 6: Configuration Commit and Rollback
    • Lab 7: Process Management
    • Lab 8: Configuration File System
    • Lab 9: System Monitoring
    • Lab 10: Working with System Log Messages
    • Lab 11: Core Dumps

    Lab Topology:

  • Cisco recommends that you have the following prerequisite knowledge and skills:

    • Knowledge of general routing concepts
    • Experience working with CLI-based network devices
  • This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to use basic Cisco IOS XR commands for operating a platform with the Cisco IOS XR operating system.

    Targeted roles include:

    • Network operations center (NOC) operators
    • System administrators
    • System engineers
    • Technical support personnel
    • Channel partners, resellers