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This five-day course provides students with the foundational knowledge required to manage data center networks with Juniper Apstra software. 

This class will provide attendees with the knowledge to operate and manage Juniper Apstra software. 

Attendees will be given a background on modern data center design and intent-based networking concepts.

Data Center Automation Using Juniper Apstra (APSTRA) is an intermediate-level course.

Related Juniper Products

• Juniper Apstra 

• QFX Series


The primary audience for this course includes: 

• Networking architects and operators, system engineers, DevOps professionals, IT professionals 

• Individuals responsible for configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting modern spine-and-leaf data centers of any size, leveraging any networking vendor hardware or operating system

Skills Gained

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

• Describe what is meant by intent-based networking. 

• Describe the Juniper Apstra architecture. 

• Navigate the global Juniper Apstra UI. 

• Configure role-based access control. 

• Describe an IP fabric architecture. 

• Explain VXLAN functions and operations. 

• Describe Ethernet VPN (EVPN) routing and bridging. 

• Describe the Juniper Apstra data center reference design. 

• Describe IP fabric usage in the data center reference design. 

• Describe host connectivity in the data center reference design. 

• Describe the life cycle of the management of devices using Juniper Apstra. 

• Create and use system agents to manage devices. 

• Configure resources. 

• Configure tags. 

• Describe basic device abstractions used by Apstra. 

• Describe logical devices. 

• Describe device profiles. 

• Describe interface maps. 

• Configure a rack type. 

• Configure templates. 

• Build and deploy a blueprint. 

• Navigate the blueprint UI. 

• Perform basic fabric device operations and troubleshooting. 

• Configure and apply property sets and configlets. 

• Configure connectivity templates. 

• Describe the multitenancy capabilities of Juniper Apstra.

• Describe the purpose of root cause identification. 

• Create and manage security policies. 

• Describe the security policy functionality and terminology. 

• Describe the security policy workflow. 

• Describe the security policy conflict resolution. 

• Describe management of security policies. 

• Create a device profile. 

• Create a logical device. 

• Create an interface map. 

• Add a spine and a rack to an existing blueprint. 

• Add a generic system to an existing blueprint. 

• Use the Graph Explorer to traverse the graph datastore. 

• Describe the function of an IBA probe. 

• Create an IBA probe. 

• Configure logging to a remote syslog server. 

• Describe how Apstra integrates with vCenter. 

• Describe how Apstra can enable a DCI.


The course prerequisites include: 

• Basic knowledge of networking and data center designs 

• Understanding of Clos IP fabric 

• Understanding of routing protocol design, configuration, and performance 

• Knowledge of overlay and underlay routing designs 

• Basic knowledge of automation design and workflows 

• Knowledge of network device configuration via CLI 

• Knowledge of BGP — recommended but not required 

• Completion of the Introduction to Juniper Data Center Networking (IJDC) course or equivalent knowledge


What is Juniper? Suppliers of high performance, secure and reliable IP networks and products, Juniper Networks provides small, medium and large enterprises with a complete array of networking solutions, from devices to data centres and from consumers to cloud providers.

Running from a single operating (OS) system - JUNOS, Juniper's main products include the Juniper M-Series, Juniper T- Series, Juniper E-Series, Juniper J-Series, Juniper NetScreen, Ethernet Routers, Ethernet switches and firewall security which includes the award winning IDP Series Intrusion Detection and Prevention Appliances.

Juniper currently have 4 main certification tracks: Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert (JNCIE), Juniper Neworks Certified Internet Professional (JNCIP), Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist (JNCIS) and Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA) and some non-Junos certifications; E Series, Firewall/VPN, SSL, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP), WX Series, Unified Access Control (UAC).

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