SoftLayer Network Implementation

SoftLayer Network Implementation Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

In this course, you will learn how to implement one of SoftLayer’s network Infrastructure-as-a-Solution (IaaS). You will be introduced to how to connect to the cloud to take advantage of SoftLayer’s (IaaS) capabilities. This approach will be offered through instructor-led instruction, active demonstrations, and use of hands-on labs. (CK302G)

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Intended Audience for this SoftLayer Network Implementation Course

  • » Network administrators who need to understand the cloud connectivity considerations to manage networks
  • » System administrators who need to manage the overall system connectivity and performance
  • » Software developers, especially those in a developer operations (DevOps) role IT
  • » Solution and software architects who need to understand how to implement the solutions designed for IaaS requirements

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Course Prerequisites for SoftLayer Network Implementation

  • » Experience in network and systems administration
  • » Knowledge of network design and implementation principles, especially Brocade and Citrix products
  • » Experience with load balancing, Internet and web-hosting fundamentals
  • » General knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP)

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SoftLayer Network Implementation Course Objectives

  • » Order, configure, deploy, and scale infrastructure to manage and tackle common network implementation issues
  • » Best practices based on real client implementations
  • » Expert tips from production environments
  • » SoftLayer self-managed support structure and processes
  • » SoftLayer resources

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SoftLayer Network Implementation Course Outline

      1. Perimeter Firewalls
        1. Fortinet FortiGate Security Appliance (FSA) Overview
        2. FSA Firewall Rules
        3. FSA Site-to-Site VPN
      2. Secondary IP
        1. IP Addressing
        2. Virtual Networking
      3. Routing and Network Security
        1. Network Fundamentals
        2. SoftLayer Data Center Scalability
        3. Introduction to Brocade vRouter (Vyatta)
        4. Enabling Intra/Inter-pod Routing
        5. Security Zones and Firewalling
        6. Enabling NAT on the Vyatta
        7. VPN Technologies
        8. FSA vs. Brocade Comparison
      4. Load Balancing and SSL Offloading
        1. Local versus global load balancing
        2. Introducing Citrix NetScaler
        3. Local load balancing with Citrix NetScaler
        4. SSL Offload
        5. Global load balancing with Citrix NetScaler
      5. Labs
        1. Introduction to Brocade vRouter
        2. Enabling routing with Brocade vRouter
        3. Firewalling with Brocade vRouter
        4. Enabling NAT on Brocade vRouter
        5. Assigning Secondary IPs
        6. Introduction to Citrix NetScaler
        7. Local load balancing with Citrix NetScaler
        8. SSL Offloading

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We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

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  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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