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CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Foundation, 2nd Edition

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  • Based on the industry-leading CCIE prep classes created by Narbik Kocharians
  • Presents a full lab walkthrough of a complex configuration comparable to the actual CCIE
  • Covers essential mature technologies and emerging policy-based, intent-driven solutions


  • Copyright 2023
  • Pages: 944
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-737398-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-737398-7

Apply Cisco networking theory to modern enterprise environments with 40+ hands-on, CCIE-level labs

Enterprise networking has changed, and so have the Cisco certification paths. It's crucial for networking professionals to bridge the gap between their current knowledge and the deep hands-on expertise they need to succeed at the pinnacle of the profession. Now, renowned Cisco instructor and practitioner Narbik Kocharians helps you make the leap with confidence, whether you're preparing for your CCIE Labs or simply seeking to optimize your own network's reliability, agility, and performance.

Based on Kocharians's widely admired CCIE prep classes, this progressive learning tool combines foundational topics with 40+ lab walkthroughs, revealing how mature technologies and today's increasingly critical software-defined and policy-based solutions fit together. You'll find detailed labs for widely-available emulators, structured illustrations of modern protocol and feature operation, a full lab walkthrough of a complex configuration reflective of the actual CCIE, and more.

Every lab scenario includes full solutions and in-depth explanations: read these as you practice, or solve on your own, and compare your results with the author's. Either way, you'll gain indispensable insight for applying theory to practice in real-world environments---including your CCIE Labs.

  • Master core Layer 2 switching concepts, including STP, RSTP, MSTP, VTP, VTP Pruning, 802.1Q, ISL Trunking, LACP, and PagP
  • Master route filtering with IP Prefix-lists
  • Gain a rock-solid understanding of RIPv2, the Cisco Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), and classic Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing
  • Understand Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the protocol that routes the Internet
  • Review the Cisco Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) from the ground up, overlays/underlays, configurations, switching enhancements, network design, tunneling, and more
  • Master MPLS and the suite of services it can provide: L3VPNs and beyond 
  • Make the most of IPv6: master address types, assignment, configuration, NDP, SLAAC, and IPv6-enabled DMVPN, OSPFv3, EIGRP, and BGP
  • Explore the Cisco latest SD-WAN platform, from basic components to WAN edge devices and app-aware Policies
  • Understand the Cisco SD-Access (SDA) solution for creating scalable, automated, and resilient enterprise fabrics

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Table of Contents

    Introduction xxxiii
Chapter 1 Switching 1
    Lab 1: Configuring Trunks 1
    Lab 2: Configuring EtherChannels 13
    Lab 3: Introducing Spanning Tree Protocol 14
Chapter 2 IP Prefix Lists 35
    Lab 1: Prefix Lists 35
Chapter 3 RIPv2 39
    Lab 1: Configuring RIPv2 39
    Lab 2: Helper Map 46
    Lab 3: RIPv2 Challenge Lab 48
Chapter 4 EIGRP 51
    Lab 1: EIGRP Named Mode 51
    Lab 2: EIGRP and Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) 54
    Lab 3: EIGRP Stub 55
    Lab 4: EIGRP Filtering 57
    Lab 5: Advanced EIGRP Lab 59
    Lab 6: EIGRP Authentication 62
    Lab 7: EIGRP Challenge Lab 63
Chapter 5 OSPF 65
    Lab 1: Running OSPF on the Interfaces 65
    Lab 2: OSPF Broadcast Networks 67
    Lab 3: OSPF Non-broadcast Networks 69
    Lab 4: OSPF Point-to-Point Networks 70
    Lab 5: OSPF Point-to-Multipoint and Point-to-Multipoint Non-broadcast Networks 71
    Lab 6: OSPF Area Types 72
    Lab 7: OSPF Filtering 77
    Lab 8: OSPF Summarization 80
    Lab 9: Virtual Links and GRE Tunnels 83
    Lab 10: Default Route Injection 85
    Lab 11: OSPF Authentication 87
    Lab 12: OSPF Best-Path Determination 90
    Lab 13: OSPF Challenge Lab 92
Chapter 6 BGP 95
    Lab 1: Establishing a BGP Session Using the Correct TTL Value 95
    Lab 2: Establishing Neighbor Adjacency Using Different Methods 98
    Lab 3: Route Reflectors 101
    Lab 4: BGP Confederation 104
    Lab 5: BGP Backdoor and Conditional Advertisement 106
    Lab 6: BGP Aggregation 109
    Lab 7: BGP Filtering 111
    Lab 8: BGP Load Balancing 114
    Lab 9: Remove-Private-AS: A Walkthrough 116
    Lab 10: AS Migration 133
    Lab 11: BGP Best-Path Algorithm: A Walkthrough 134
Chapter 7 DMVPN 269
    Introduction to DMVPN 269
    DMVPN Mechanics 283
    DMVPN Designs 294
    Conclusion 329
    Lab 1: Single Hub, Single Cloud 330
    Lab 2: Single Hub, Dual Cloud 406
    Lab 3: Dual Hub, Single Cloud 511
    Lab 4: Dual Hub, Dual Cloud 537
    Lab 5: DMVPN NHS Clustering 559
    Lab 6: DMVPN and DHCP 573
Chapter 8 MPLS and L3VPNs 585
    Lab 1: Configuring Label Distribution Protocol 585
    Lab 2: Static and RIPv2 Routing in a VPN 589
    Lab 3: EIGRP Routing in a VPN 591
    Lab 4: EIGRP Site-of-Origin 593
    Lab 5: OSPF Routing in a VPN 595
    Lab 6: Backdoor Links and OSPF 597
    Lab 7: BGP Routing in a VPN 599
    Lab 8: MPLS and NAT 601
    Lab 9: Route Targets, Import Maps, and Export Maps 603
    Lab 10: Internet Access Methods: Partial Internet Routes 606
Chapter 9 IPv6 609
    Lab 1: Acquiring an IPv6 Address 609
    Lab 2: DMVPN and IPv6 612
    Lab 3: Configuring OSPFv3 614
    Lab 4: Summarization of Internal and External Networks 615
    Lab 5: OSPFv3 Broadcast Networks 617
    Lab 6: OSPFv3 Non-Broadcast Networks 618
    Lab 7: OSPFv3 Point-to-Point Networks 620
    Lab 8: OSPFv3 Point-to-Multipoint Networks 621
    Lab 9: OSPFv3 Cost and Auto-Cost 622
    Lab 10: LSAs in OSPFv3 624
    Lab 11: OSPFv3 Area Types 626
    Lab 12: OSPFv3 Authentication 629
    Lab 13: EIGRPv6 632
    Lab 14: BGP Configuration 634
Chapter 10 SD-WAN 637
    Lab 1: Onboarding WAN Edge Devices 638
    Lab 2: Exploring Unicast Routing 664
    Lab 3: Configuring Segmentation in All Sites Using VRF 100 and
    Lab 4: Configuring vEdge Using a Feature Template 703
    Lab 5: Configuring vEdge Using a vManage Feature Template 729
    Lab 6: Configuring cEdge Using a BR-2Specific vManage Feature
    Lab 7: Configuring vEdge Using a vManage Feature Template and ZTP 782
    Lab 8: Configuring an Application-Aware Routing Policy 816
Chapter 11 SD-Access 825
    Lab 1: Configuring the SDA Policy Engine 826
    Lab 2: SDA Design 835
    Lab 3: Building the SDA Campus Fabric 855
    Lab 4: LAN Automation 869

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