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CIOSC v1.0 - Cisco IOS Automation and Customization

Description

Cisco IOS Automation and Customization (CIOSC) is a two-day instructor-led training with hands-on labs that will provide the learner with an overview of the Embedded Management, Monitoring, and Automation features of Cisco's IOS product family. This course provides the knowledge to transform your network devices from static building blocks to intelligent and dynamic participants that operate at a higher level. The course provides the power to go beyond the standard IOS configuration and explore the ability to customize, enhance, and extend IOS operation. The course explores the built-in IOS tools for: monitoring traffic, measuring performance and operation, reacting to critical events, enhancing the IOS User Interface and using the Embedded Event Manager to connect all of the functions together. In-class activities include configuration Exercises and Case Studies that demonstrate the real-world usage of these features.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to manage the Cisco IOS at a higher level than simple CLI commands and be able to customize, extend and enhance IOS devices beyond their traditional usage:

  • Use the Progrizon toolkit of Cisco commands to customize IOS operations to meet specific customer requirements for device management and event notification
  • Describe how each toolkit component relates to IOS operations, the Embedded Event Manager (EEM) and other IOS customization tools
  • Customize traffic monitoring processes on a Cisco IOS device using the Flexible NetFlow, Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR) and Embedded Packet Capture (EPC) tools
  • Customize IOS device operation and performance measurement using the IP-SLA, Enhanced Object Tracking (EOT) and Embedded Resource Manager (ERM) tools
  • Customize the user interface of a Cisco IOS device using the Tclsh, Embedded Syslog Manager (ESM), Kron, IOS.sh, Embedded Menu Manager (EMM), Expression-MIB and Event-MIB tools
  • Deploy the Cisco Embedded Event Manager as glue logic to affect IOS operation, management and monitoring using various tools in the IOS customization toolkit

Prerequisites

Participants should come with a working knowledge of the Cisco IOS command line interface (CLI):

  • Perform the self-assessment exam provided on the ANI course registration web page
  • CCENT or equivalent knowledge of router/switch IOS and CLI operation
  • Attendance, based upon self-assessment, of the following 'Live-On-Line' courses
    • Basic Tcl Scripting (BTCLS) (120 minutes)
    • SNMP and MIB Operations (SNMPO) (90 minutes)

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for System Administrators, Network Operators and IT Staff responsible for using and implementing IOS solutions in enterprise networks. Customer Support Engineers and System Engineers in charge of addressing complex customer issues and requirements will benefit greatly from this training course.

Attendees should have the following skills:

  • Perform the self-assessment exam provided on the ANI course registration web page
  • CCENT or equivalent knowledge of router/switch IOS and CLI operation

Outline

  • Lesson 1: IOS Automation and Customization Architecture
    • IOS Overview
    • IOS Customization Feature List
  • Lesson 2: Traffic Monitoring Tools for IOS
    • Flexible NetFlow
    • Network Based Application Recognition (NBAR)
    • Embedded Packet Capture (EPC)
  • Lesson 3: IOS Performance and Operation Measurement Tools
    • IP Service Level Agreements (IP-SLA)
    • Enhanced Object Tracking (EOT)
    • Embedded Resource Manager (ERM)
  • Lesson 4: Enhanced IOS User Interface Tools
    • Tclsh
    • IOS.sh
    • Embedded Menu Manager (EMM)
    • Expression-MIB
    • Event-MIB
  • Lesson 5: Using Embedded Event Manager and Other Tools
    • Embedded Syslog Manager (ESM)
    • Kron the Command Scheduler
    • Embedded Event Manager (EEM)

    Lab Outline

    • Lab 2-1: Configuring Flexible NetFlow
    • Lab 2-2: Configuring Network Based Application Recognition (NBAR)
    • Lab 3-1: Configuring IP Service Level Agreement (IP SLA)
    • Lab 4-1: Configuring Tcl Scripts
    • Lab 5-1: Configuring Embedded Event Manager (EEM)