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System Administration 4.1 (A10SA4.1)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

Course Duration:

Instructs Network Operators and System Administrators for deploying A10 ACOS devices in data center environments in preparation for additional application-oriented implementation. Provides the necessary foundation for teams continuing onto ACOS application courses.

 

 

Who Should Attend

  • Network Operations
  • Development Operations
  • Network Security
  • Students preparing for Application Courses

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites

  • OSI reference model
  • Network topology and administration
  • An industry standard switching and routing CLI

Course Objectives

From a set of three blank ACOS devices, students build a system deployment with these attributes:

  • Layer 2 – 3 environment including VLANs, and IP routing
  • Device cluster environment with a single management point
  • High availability with multiple active devices
  • Multi-tenant environment with limited-scope administration
  • Remote authentication and authorization

Students also use device tools that monitor, diagnose, and restore the system configuration.

Course Content

Initial ACOS Configuration

  • Base system configuration through the CLI and GUI
  • Backup and restore
  • System upgrade
  • Configuration profiles

 

Centralized Configuration Management: aVCS

  • Clustering devices into a centralized chassis
  • aVCS topology: vMaster and vBlade devices
  • vMaster election and maintenance
  • Staggered aVCS upgrade

 

High Availability: VRRP-A

  • Active-Standby mode and failover
  • N+M deployments
  • Active device selection

 

Application Delivery Partitions (ADP)

  • Layer 3 Virtualization Partitions (L3V)
  • Shared and public partitions
  • Public and private objects

 

Role-Based Administration

  • Admin account creation through the CLI and GUI
  • Assigning privileges, passwords and access rights
  • Roles: predefined and user-defined
  • Session management

 

Authentication, Authorizing, and Accounting

  • Using AAA servers to manage device and command access
  • Account and command tracking

 

Control Plane Logging

  • ACOS logging
  • External logging and emailing events
  • Events and thresholds

 

SNMP

  • Monitoring ACOS devices remotely
  • A10 MIBs
  • Configuring traps
  • OID discovery

 

aXAPI Overview

  • aXAPI architecture and session flow
  • API methods

Course ID: A10SA4.1


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