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CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking (ENCOR) v8 Lab Manual, 2nd Edition


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  • A portable, bound copy of all CCNP v8 ENCOR Labs: convenient, lightweight, and friendly
  • Allows students to review or walk through hands-on labs without a huge textbook or live Web connection
  • Contains additional pages between labs for in-class note-taking
  • Separate answer key available at Cisco Academy Connection and the Instructor Resource site

  • Copyright 2021
  • Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 10-7/8"
  • Pages: 704
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-690643-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-690643-8

The only authorized Labs & Study Guide for the Cisco Networking Academy CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking (ENCOR), Version 8 course in the CCNP curriculum. The two courses in this CCNP Enterprise Version 8.0 curriculum provide students with knowledge and skills needed to configure, operate, and troubleshoot large-scale enterprise networks. The courses cover a broad range of routing, switching, and wireless topics along with security best practices used in software-driven digital networks. CCNP Enterprise certification requires candidates to pass two 120-minute exams—CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 and CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing ENARSI 300-410. By the end of the CCNP course series, students gain practical, hands-on lab experience preparing them for the CCNP Enterprise certification exams and career-ready skills for professional-level roles in the Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) industry. CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking This first course in the two-course CCNP Enterprise series covers switching, routing, wireless, and related security topics along with the technologies that support software-defined, programmable networks. Comprehensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration and troubleshooting skills. This course directly prepares for the Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies exam (350-401 ENCOR) to earn an Enterprise Core Specialist certification. Completion of both courses in the CCNP Enterprise course series prepares for the CCNP Enterprise certification exam. The 37 comprehensive labs in this manual emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills. This book is offered exclusively for students enrolled in Cisco Networking Academy courses. It is not designed for independent study or professional certification preparation. Visit to learn more about program options and requirements.Related titles:CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core & CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing Portable Command Guide Book: 9780135768167 eBook: 9780135768181 31 Days Before Your CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core Exam Book: 9780136965220 eBook: 9780136965169 CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Official Cert Guide Book: 9781587145230 Premium Edition: 9780135262030

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Packet Forwarding 1

1.1.2 Lab - Implement Inter-VLAN Routing 1

Topology 1

Addressing Table 1

Objectives 2

Background/Scenario 2

Required Resources 2

Instructions 2

Router Interface Summary Table 10

Device Config Final – Notes 11

Chapter 2 Spanning Tree Protocol 13

2.1.2 Lab - Observe STP Topology Changes and Implement RSTP 13

Topology 13

Addressing Table 13

Objectives 13

Background/Scenario 13

Required Resources 14

Instructions 14

Device Config Final – Notes 23

Chapter 3 Advanced Spanning Tree Tuning 25

3.1.2 Lab - Implement Advanced STP Modifications and Mechanisms 25

Topology 25

Addressing Table 25

Objectives 25

Background/Scenario 26

Required Resources 26

Instructions 26

Mechanisms 37

Device Config Final – Notes 45

Chapter 4 Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol 47

4.1.2 Lab - Implement MST 47

Topology 47

Objectives 47

Background/Scenario 47

Required Resources 48

Instructions 48

Device Config Final – Notes 60

Chapter 5 VLAN Trunks and EtherChannel Bundles 63

5.1.2 Lab - Implement VTP 63

Topology 63

Objectives 63

Background/Scenario 63

Required Resources 65

Instructions 65

Device Config Final – Notes 78

5.1.3 Lab - Implement EtherChannel 80

Topology 80

Objectives 80

Background/Scenario 80

Required Resources 81

Instructions 81

Device Config Final – Notes 91

5.1.4 Lab - Tune and Optimize EtherChannel Operations 93

Topology 93

Objectives 93

Background/Scenario 93

Required Resources 93

Device Config Final – Notes 98

Chapter 6 IP Routing Essentials 101

6.1.2 Lab - Investigate Static Routes 101

Topology 101

Addressing Table 101

Objectives 102

Background/Scenario 102

Required Resources 102

Instructions 102

Router Interface Summary Table 116

Device Config Final – Notes 116

6.1.3 Lab - Implement VRF-Lite 119

Topology 119

Addressing Table 119

Objectives 120

Background/Scenario 120

Required Resources 120

Router Interface Summary Table 130

Device Config Final – Notes 130

Chapter 7 EIGRP 133

Chapter 8 OSPF 135

8.1.2 Lab - Implement Single-Area OSPFv2 135

Topology 135

Addressing Table 135

Objectives 136

Background/Scenario 136

Required Resources 136

Instructions 136

Router Interface Summary Table 154

Device Config Final – Notes 154

Chapter 9 Advanced OSPF 157

9.1.2 Lab - Implement Multiarea OSPFv2 157

Topology 157

Addressing Table 157

Objectives 158

Background/Scenario 158

Required Resources 158

Instructions 159

Router Interface Summary Table 183

Device Config Final – Notes 183

9.1.3 Lab - OSPFv2 Route Summarization and Filtering 186

Topology 186

Addressing Table 186

Objectives 187

Background/Scenario 187

Required Resources 188

Instructions 188

Router Interface Summary Table 203

Device Config Final – Notes 203

Chapter 10 OSPFv3 207

10.1.2 Lab - Implement Multiarea OSPFv3 207

Topology 207

Addressing Table 207

Objectives 208

Background/Scenario 208

Required Resources 208

Instructions 209

Router Interface Summary Table 225

Device Config Final – Notes 225

Chapter 11 BGP 229

11.1.2 Lab - Implement eBGP for IPv4 229

Topology 229

Addressing Table 229

Objectives 230

Background/Scenario 230

Required Resources 230

Instructions 230

Router Interface Summary Table 244

Device Config Final – Notes 245

11.1.3 Lab - Implement MP-BGP 247

Topology 247

Addressing Table 247

Objectives 247

Background/Scenario 248

Required Resources 248

Instructions 248

Router Interface Summary Table 261

Device Config Final – Notes 261

Chapter 12 Advanced BGP 265

12.1.2 Lab - Implement BGP Path Manipulation 265

Topology 265

Addressing Table 265

Objectives 266

Background/Scenario 266

Required Resources 266

Instructions 266

Router Interface Summary Table 278

Device Config Final – Notes 278

12.1.3 Lab - Implement BGP Communities 281

Topology 281

Addressing Table 281

Objectives 281

Background/Scenario 282

Required Resources 282

Instructions 282

Reflection Questions 294

Router Interface Summary Table 295

Device Config Final – Notes 295

Chapter 13 Multicast 299

Chapter 14 QoS 301

Chapter 15 IP Services 303

15.1.2 Lab - Implement NTP 303

Topology 303

Addressing Table 303

Objectives 303

Background/Scenario 304

Required Resources 305

Instructions 305

Router Interface Summary Table 316

Device Config Final – Notes 316

15.1.3 Lab - Implement HSRP 319

Topology 319

Addressing Table 319

Objectives 320

Background/Scenario 320

Required Resources 320

Instructions 321

Device Config Final – Notes 331

15.1.4 Lab - Implement VRRP 334

Topology 334

Addressing Table 334

Objectives 335

Background/Scenario 335

Required Resources 336

Instructions 336

Device Config Final – Notes 345

15.1.5 Lab - Implement GLBP 348

Topology 348

Addressing Table 348

Objectives 349

Background/Scenario 349

Required Resources 349

Instructions 350

Device Config Final – Notes 362

15.1.6 Lab - Implement NAT 365

Topology 365

Addressing Table 365

Objectives 365

Background/Scenario 366

Required Resources 366

Instructions 366

Router Interface Summary Table 374

Device Config Final – Notes 374

Chapter 16 Overlay Tunnels 377

16.1.2 Lab - Implement a GRE Tunnel 377

Topology 377

Addressing Table 377

Objectives 377

Background/Scenario 378

Required Resources 378

Instructions 378

Router Interface Summary Table 389

Device Config Final – Notes 390

16.1.3 Lab - Implement IPsec Site-to-Site VPNs 393

Topology 393

Addressing Table 393

Objectives 394

Background/Scenario 394

Required Resources 395

Instructions 395

Router Interface Summary Table 411

Device Config Final – Notes 412

16.1.4 Lab - Implement GRE over IPsec Site-to-Site VPNs 415

Topology 415

Addressing Table 415

Objectives 416

Background/Scenario 416

Required Resources 417

Instructions 417

Router Interface Summary Table 430

Device Config Final – Notes 431

16.1.5 Lab - Implement IPsec VTI Site-to-Site VPNs 433

Topology 433

Addressing Table 433

Objectives 434

Background/Scenario 434

Required Resources 435

Instructions 435

Router Interface Summary Table 448

Device Config Final – Notes 448

Chapter 17 Wireless Signals and Modulation 451

Chapter 18 Wireless Infrastructure 453

Chapter 19 Understanding Wireless Roaming and Location Services 455

Chapter 20 Authenticating Wireless Clients 457

Chapter 21 Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity 459

Chapter 22 Enterprise Network Architecture 461

Chapter 23 Fabric Technologies 463

Chapter 24 Network Assurance 465

24.1.2 Lab - Use Connectivity Tests and Debug for Network Assurance 465

Topology 465

Addressing Table 465

Objectives 466

Background/Scenario 466

Required Resources 466

Instructions 466

Router Interface Summary Table 482

Device Config Final – Notes 483

24.1.3 Lab - Implement SNMP and Syslog 485

Topology 485

Addressing Table 485

Objectives 485

Background/Scenario 486

Required Resources 486

Router Interface Summary Table 495

Device Config Final – Notes 495

24.1.4 Lab - Implement Flexible Netflow 498

Topology 498

Addressing Table 498

Objectives 498

Background/Scenario 498

Required Resources 499

Instructions 499

Router Interface Summary Table 509

Device Config Final – Notes 509

24.1.5 Lab - Implement SPAN Technologies 512

Topology 512

Addressing Table 512

Objectives 512

Background/Scenario 513

Required Resources 513

Device Config Final – Notes 519

24.1.6 Lab - Implement IP SLA 521

Topology 521

Addressing Table 521

Objectives 522

Background/Scenario 522

Required Resources 523

Instructions 523

Router Interface Summary Table 536

Device Config Final – Notes 536

Chapter 25 Secure Network Access Control 539

25.1.2 Lab - Install the CCNP Virtual Machine 539

Objectives 539

Background/Scenario 539

Required Resources 539

Instructions 539

Chapter 26 Network Device Access Control and Infrastructure Security 543

26.1.2 Lab - Implement IPv4 ACLs 543

Topology 543

Addressing Table 543

Objectives 544

Background/Scenario 544

Required Resources 544

Instructions 545

Router Interface Summary Table 556

Device Config Final – Notes 556

26.1.3 Lab - Configure Protections for Passwords and Terminal Lines 559

Topology 559

Addressing Table 559

Objectives 559

Background/Scenario 559

Required Resources 560

Reflection Questions 568

Router Interface Summary Table 568

Device Config Final – Notes 568

26.1.4 Lab - Configure Local and Server-Based AAA Authentication 571

Topology 571

Addressing Table 571

Objectives 571

Background/Scenario 571

Required Resources 572

Router Interface Summary Table 582

Device Config Final – Notes 582

26.1.5 Lab - Implement CoPP 585

Topology 585

Addressing Table 585

Objectives 585

Background/Scenario 585

Required Resources 586

Reflection Questions 597

Router Interface Summary Table 597

Device Config Final – Notes 597

Chapter 27 Virtualization 601

Chapter 28 Foundational Network Programmability Concepts 603

28.1.2 Lab - Construct a Basic Python Script 603

Objectives 603

Background/Scenario 603

Required Resources 603

Instructions 603

28.1.3 Lab - Use the Netmiko Python Module to Configure a Router 619

Topology 619

Addressing Table 619

Objectives 619

Background/Scenario 619

Required Resources 619

Instructions 620

Router Interface Summary Table 627

Device Config Final – Notes 627

28.1.4 Lab - Use NETCONF to Access an IOS XE Router 630

Topology 630

Addressing Table 630

Objectives 630

Background/Scenario 630

Required Resources 630

Instructions 631

Router Interface Summary Table 647

Device Config Final – Notes 647

28.1.5 Lab - Use RESTCONF to Access an IOS XE Router 650

Topology 650

Addressing Table 650

Objectives 650

Background/Scenario 650

Required Resources 650

Instructions 651

Programs Used in this Lab 664

Router Interface Summary Table 665

Device Config Final – Notes 666

Chapter 29 Introduction to Automation Tools 669

29.1.2 Lab - Construct an EEM Applet 669

Topology 669

Addressing Table 669

Objectives 669

Background/Scenario 669

Required Resources 670

Instructions 670

Router Interface Summary Table 677

TOC, 9780136906438, 6/24/2020

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