Juniper Networks Design Data Center

5 days


This five-day course is designed to cover best practices, theory, and design principles for data center design including data center architectures, data center interconnects, security considerations, virtualization, and data center operations.


This course is targeted specifically for those who have a solid understanding of operation and configuration and are looking to enhance their skill sets by learning the principles of design for the data center.

Skills Gained

After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

Describe high-level concepts about different data center architectures.

Identify features used to interconnect data centers.

Describe key high-level considerations about securing and monitoring a data center deployment.

Outline key high-level concepts when implementing different data center approaches.

Describe data center cooling designs and considerations.

Explain device placement and cabling requirements.

Outline different data center use cases with basic architectures.

Describe a traditional multitier data center architecture.

Explain link aggregation and redundant trunk groups.

Explain multichassis link aggregation.

Summarize and discuss key concepts and components of a Virtual Chassis.

Summarize and discuss key concepts and components of a VCF.

Describe the reasons for the shift to IP fabrics.

Describe the design considerations for routing in an IP Fabric.

Describe how to scale an IP Fabric.

Describe the design considerations for an Overlay network.

Define the term Data Center Interconnect.

List differences between the different Layer 2 and Layer 3 DCIs.

Summarize and discuss the benefits and use cases for EVPN.

Discuss the security requirements and design principles of the data center.

Identify the security elements of the data center.

Describe network security implementation options in the data center.

Discuss network security functionality in the data center.

Understand the purpose of SDN.

Explain the function of Contrail.

Describe the purpose of NFV.

Discuss the purpose and function of vSRX and vMX.

Understand how to collect analytics in the SDN DC.

Describe the importance of analytics.

Discuss automation in the data center.

Discuss the benefits of QoS and CoS.

Describe the benefits of a converged network.

Identify general aspects of data center migration.

Describe some best practices for migration planning.

Outline some common migration scenarios.

Provide an overview of high availability offerings and solutions in the data center.

Course Outline

  • Section 1 : Course Introduction
  • Section 2 : Overview of Data Center Design
    • Initial Considerations
    • Architectures and Design Considerations
    • Connecting Data Centers
    • Security and Operation
    • Implementation Considerations
  • Section 3 : Initial Design Considerations
    • Physical Layout and Placement
    • Environmental Conditions
    • Cabling Options
    • Data Center Use Cases
  • Section 4 : Traditional Data Center Architecture
    • Traditional Multitier Architecture
    • Link Aggregation and Redundant Trunk Groups
    • Multichassis Link Aggregation
    • Designing a Multitier Architecture
  • Section 6 : IP Fabric Architecture
    • The Shift To IP Fabrics
    • IP Fabric Routing Design
    • IP Fabric Scaling
    • Overlay Network
    • IP Fabric Architecture
  • Section 7 : Data Center Interconnect
    • DCI Overview
    • Layer 2 DCI
    • EVPN Use Cases
    • Layer 3 DCI
    • Data Center Interconnect
  • Section 8 : Securing the Data Center
    • Overview of Data Center Security
    • Network Security Elements
    • Network Security in the Data Center
    • Network Security Functions in the Data Center Security
    • Securing the Data Center
  • Section 9 : SDN and Virtualization in the Data Center
    • SDN Overview
    • Using Contrail in the Data Center
    • Using NFV in the Data Center
    • Understanding How Contrail Works in the Data Center
    • Working in Virtual Environments in the Data Center
    • Collecting Analytics with Appformix
    • SDN and Virtualization
  • Section 11 : Traffic Prioritization for Converged Networks
    • Understanding QoS and CoS
    • Converging Networks
    • Prioritizing Data in the Data Center
  • Section 12 : Migration Strategies
    • Migration Overview
    • Common Scenarios
    • Migration Case Study
  • Section 13 : High Availability
    • Data Center High Availability Overview
    • Link Level and Physical Device Redundancy
    • Device-Level Redundancy

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Virtual Virtual5 6500 AU$6500 2020-03-23
Victoria Melbourne5 6500 AU$6500 2020-03-23