Cisco IOS XR System Administration

4 days


This Cisco IOS XR System Administration training course is an Instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course focused on the knowledge and skills required to perform various system administration duties using Cisco IOS XR Software in a typical network environment.

The course teaches the fundamental concepts on which the operating system is based so that students understand how to carry out necessary administration functions



Network Professionals, Network Operations Center (NOC) personnel and Support Staff who are involved with the system administration of Cisco routers that run the Cisco IOS XR Software operating system.

Skills Gained

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Interpret Log messages, Configure Exception Reporting and Logging
  • Perform Software Installations
  • Configure AAA Authentication
  • Configure Secure Domain Routers
  • Configure the Network Time Protocol
  • Monitor System Processes,
  • Perform Packet Filtering and Configure Management Plane Protection


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of general routing concepts
  • Experience working with command-line interface (CLI)-based network devices
  • Completion of the Introduction to Cisco IOS XR ( IOSXR100 ) training course, or equivalent hands-on experience configuring and supporting Cisco IOS XR–based routers
  • Basic knowledge of the architecture and operations of Cisco IOS XR–based routers
  • Fundamental knowledge of Cisco IOS XR configuration and operation

Course Outline

Configuration File System Overview

  •  Configuration File System

Cisco IOS XR Software Installation

  • Examining the Software Packaging
  • Installing the Software
  • Recovering from a Software Installation

Secure Domain Routers

  • Examining an SDR
  • Physical Router
  • SDR Creation

AAA Security

  • AAA Fundamentals
  • Task-Based Security
  • Configuring a User Security Policy
  • Authentication with Remote Servers
  • AAA and the TACACS+ Server
  • Configuring AAA in Cisco IOS XR Software
  • Configuring the AAA Server
  • Configuring VTY User Authentication
  • TACACS+ Command Authorization
  • TACACS+ Command Accounting
  • AAA Troubleshooting
  • TACACS+ Troubleshooting
  • RADIUS Troubleshooting

Network Time Synchronization

  • Network Time Synchronization Overview
  • Network Time Protocol


  • Lab 1: Configuration File System
  • Lab 2: Software Installation – Pre-Installation Checks
  • Lab 3: Activating/Deactivating Software Packages
  • Lab 4: Configuring Non-Owner Secure Domain Router
  • Lab 5: Configuring User Security Policies
  • Lab 6: Configuring TACACS+ AAA Authentication on the Router
  • Lab 7: Accessing and Configuring the TACACS+ Server
  • Lab 8: Configuring TACACS+ Authentication for VTY Users
  • Lab 9: Enabling Command Accounting through the TACACS+ Server
  • Lab 10: Network Time Synchronization
  • Lab 11: Monitoring Processes
  • Lab 12: Monitoring a Routing Protocol Process Restart
  • Lab 13: Monitoring Memory
  • Lab 14: Configuring SNMP
  • Lab 15: Configuring Logging
  • Lab 16: Configuring IPv4 Filtering
  • Lab 17: Using ACLs for Troubleshooting
  • Lab 18: Implementing and Verifying uPRF
  • Lab 19: Configuring Management Plane Protection (MPP)

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