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QOS - Implementing Cisco Quality of Service

QOS - Implementing Cisco Quality of Service

This authorized Cisco course provides students with the skills and in-depth knowledge needed to design, and implement, Quality of Service (QoS) on a network. As well as, troubleshoot any issues that may arise. The curriculum covers the different conceptual models; Differentiated Services (DiffServ), Best Effort (over provisioning) and Integrated Services (IntServ) and the implementation of QoS on switches and routers.

Also covered is QoS theory, possible design issues, and the configuration of various QoS mechanisms, facilitating effective QoS administrative policy creation. The course includes the review of case studies and exercises in a lab environment to help students apply concepts learned in a real-world scenario.

The course teaches students the rules of design and usage for various advanced QoS features. The course teaches essential QoS applications and technologies on both enterprise and service provider networks to build and maintain trouble-free multi-service networks that are optimized and efficient.

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This course is offered as:

  • Classroom Instructor-led Boot Camp
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  • Mentored Self-Paced Online
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  • Highest Certification Pass Rates
  • Complex sims & exercises, gives you practical hands-on experience
Who should attend:

Network professionals looking to support multimedia traffic by employing state-of-the-art QoS techniques.

Course Objectives:
  • On a converged network, explain the methods for implementing and managing QoS and explain the need for Quality of Service (QoS) implementation.
  • On a converged network, explain key IP QoS mechanisms used to implement the different models and identify and describe the models used for ensuring QoS in a network.
  • On a congested network, effectively manage network congestion using Cisco QoS queuing mechanisms.
  • On a network, effectively limit the rate of network traffic using Cisco QoS traffic policing and traffic shaping mechanisms.
  • On a low speed WAN link, successfully improve the bandwidth efficiency of the link using the Cisco link efficiency mechanisms.
  • Using Cisco's best practices, correctly select the most appropriate QoS mechanisms for providing QoS on a given service provider or an enterprise network.
Course Description:
  • IP QOS building blocks
  • AutoQoS configuration on WAN routers and Catalyst access switches with results monitoring.
  • FIFO and WFQ queuing configuration on WAN routers with analysis and measure of network performance.
  • WRED configuration on WAN routers to control traffic dropped during network congestion.
  • CBWFQ and LLQ configuration on WAN routers to ensure latency and bandwidth guarantees.
  • COS-to-queue mapping and WRR queuing configuration on a Catalyst 2950 switch.
Course Outline:

1. IP QoS Introduction
•Grasping the QoS Need
•Understanding QoS
•Implementing QoS

2. IP QoS Building Blocks
•Model Identification for QoS Implementation
Model - Integrated Services Model
•Model - Differentiated Services
•Identifying QoS Mechanisms
•QoS in the Life of a Packet

3. Intro to Modular QoS CLI and AutoQoS
•Modular QoS CLI
•AutoQoS VoIP
•AutoQoS Enterprise

4. Classification and Marking
• Classification and Marking
• Classification Using MQC
• Class-Based Marking Using MQC
• Classification Using NBAR
• QoS Pre-Classify Configuration
• QoS Policy Propagation Through BGP Configuration
• LAN Classification and Marking Configuration

5. Congestion Management
• Introduction to Queuing
• Queuing Implementations
• FIFO and WFQ Configuration
• CBWFQ and LLQ Configuration
• LAN Congestion Management Configuration

6. Congestion Avoidance
• Introduction to Congestion Avoidance
• Overview of RED
• Class-Based Weighted RED Configuration
• Explicit Congestion Notification Configuration

7. Policing and Shaping
• Basics of Traffic Policing and Shaping
• Class-Based Policing Configuration
• Class-Based Shaping Configuration
• Class-Based Shaping on Frame Relay Interfaces Configuration
• Frame Relay Voice-Adaptive Traffic Shaping and Fragmentation

8. Link Efficiency Mechanisms
• Understanding Link Efficiency Mechanisms
• Class-Based Header Compression Configuration
• Link Fragmentation and Interleaving Configuration

9. Best Practices
• Traffic Classification and Understanding Best Practices
• End-to-End QoS Deployment
• Providing QoS for Security

Course Labs:

Lab 1: QoS Lab Setup and Initialization
Familiarization of the lab environment and the initial configuration of the router and switch.

Lab 2: Baseline QoS Measurement
Testing of network performance with and without traffic application loads.

Lab 3: Using MQC for Classification and Marking
MQC classification configuration using ACLs. Class-Based Marking configuration and monitoring.

Lab 4: Using NBAR for Classification
NBAR protocol discovery configuration. MQC Classification configuration via NBAR.

Lab 5: Classification and Marking using LAN-Based Packets
Catalyst trust boundary configuration and COS-to-DSCP mapping. MQC
classification and marking configuration on a Catalyst switch.

Lab 6: QoS Pre-Classify Configuration
oS pre-classify configuration on a router using a GRE tunnel. QoS pre-classification monitoring and operation.

Lab 7: Basic Queuing Configuration
FIFO queuing configuration on WAN routers. WFQ queuing configuration on WAN
routers. Network performance measurement and analysis.

Lab 8: LLQ Configuration
LLQ configuration on a WAN router to ensure bandwidth and latency guarantees.
Results measurement and analysis.

Lab 9: Queuing on Catalyst Switches
COS-to-queue mapping configuration on a Catalyst 2950 switch. WRR queuing configuration and monitoring on a Catalyst 2950.

Lab 10: DSCP-Based WRED Configuration
DSCP-Based CB-WRED configuration and monitoring. Add Explicit Congestion
Notification (ECN).

Lab 11: Class-Based Policing Configuration
CB-Policing configuration and results analysis.

Lab 12: Class-Based Shaping Configuration
CB-Shaping configuration and results analysis.

Lab 13: Class-Based Header Compression Configuration
Class-Based RTP header compression configuration and monitoring on a PPP WAN

Lab 14: LFI Configuration
Link fragmentation and interleaving configuration and monitoring on a PPP WAN link.

Lab 15: QoS with AutoQoS Configuration for VoIP
AutoQoS configuration on WAN routers and results monitoring. AutoQoS configuration
on Catalyst access switches and results monitoring.

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