Cloud Automation Using Contrail

This five-day course is designed to provide students with the knowledge required to work with the Juniper Contrail software-defined networking (SDN) solution. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of how to use the Contrail Command user interface, Contrail Networking, Contrail’s fabric management and administration features, and Contrail Security, as well as AppFormix analytics features. Students will also learn to use APIs and the CLI to perform the Contrail configuration tasks. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience with the features of Contrail and AppFormix. This course is based on Contrail Release 1912 and AppFormix 2.19.10.

Cloud Automation Using Contrail is an intermediate-level course.


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

Explain the role of Contrail SDN Controller.
List available Contrail solutions.
Describe the purpose of an orchestrator.
Describe the basics of Kubernetes.
Identify the function of each of the main OpenStack Projects.
Describe the purpose of Contrail.
Explain how the versions of Contrail differ.
Discuss Contrail related solutions.
Describe the functions of the Contrail vRouter and Contrail Controller.
Explain the role of the control, configuration, and analytic nodes.
Configure and deploy virtual DNS and IPAMs.
Create virtual networks.
Create policies to control the flow of traffic.
Explain the routing behavior of an IP Fabric
Describe the steps to onboard a Brownfield IP Fabric.
Describe the steps to onboard a Greenfield IP Fabric.
Describe the various commands to troubleshoot the onboarding of an IP Fabric.
Explain the benefits of VXLAN in the data center.
Describe EVPN signaling for VXLAN.
Describe how CEM can bridge between a VM and a BMS.
Implement bridging between VMs and BMSs using VXLAN and EVPN signaling.
Describe EVPN signaling for VXLAN routing in the Spine.
Describe how to enable central routing using CEM.
Describe EVPN signaling for DCI.
Describe how to enable DCI using CEM.
Create physical gateways.
Describe architecture and capabilities of Contrail Security.
Configure main Contrail Security features.
Explain the benefits of AppFormix.
Explain the operation and use of AppFormix.
Explain how to setup and install AppFormix in different environments.
Explain the purpose and use of the different AppFormix features.
Understand the purpose of the Clusters feature.
Describe how to use the dashboard to examine the state of the network.
Understand the purpose and use of the Charts feature.
Explain the benefits of capacity planning.
Explain how to setup the chargeback functionality.
Explain how to use AppFormix charts.
Explain how to use AppFormix heat maps.
Describe the benefits of reports and service monitoring functionalities.
Explain the purpose and use of AppFormix alarms.
Explain the purpose and use of AppFormix Composite Alarms.
Explain the purpose of JTI.
Discuss native sensors.
Explain OpenConfig and gRPC sensors.
Describe best practices for JTI.
Explain how to use JTI with AppFormix.

Cloud computing

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25 horas

  • Dificultad 50% 50%
  • Nivel alcanzado 80% 80%

Dirigido a

This course benefits individuals responsible for working with software-defined networking solutions in data center, service provider, and enterprise network environments.

Conocimientos requeridos

The prerequisites for this course are as follows:

Basic TCP/IP skills;
General understanding of data center virtualization;
Basic understanding of the Junos operating system;
Completion of the Data Center Fabric with EVPN and VXLAN (ADCX) course or equivalent knowledge; and
Completion of the Juniper Cloud Fundamentals (JCF) course; and
Basic knowledge of object-oriented programming and Python scripting is recommended.
JCF - Juniper Cloud Fundamentals


Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: SDN and Contrail

Review of SDN
Contrail Basics Contrail Advantages, Capabilities, and Features Contrail Products and Solutions Contrail Use Cases Contrail Command
Lab 1: Contrail Command Walkthrough
Chapter 3: Orchestration Fundamentals

Orchestrator Overview
Kubernetes Orchestrator
OpenStack Orchestrator
Lab 2: Instantiating Virtual Workloads
Chapter 4: Contrail Architecture Fundamentals

Contrail Architecture Overview
Contrail Management and Analytics
Contrail Control Plane Communications
Contrail Data Plane Communications
Basic Contrail Troubleshooting
Lab 3: Exploring and Troubleshooting the Contrail vRouter and SDN Controller
Chapter 5: Contrail Configuration

Contrail Configuration Methods
Configuring DNS and IPAM
Configuring the Metadata Service
Configuring Virtual Networks
Configuring Network Policies and Security Groups
Contrail Configuration API
Lab 4: Configuring Virtual Networks and Policies
Chapter 6: IP Fabric Automation

IP Fabric Review
Greenfield Fabric Automation
Brownfield Fabric Automation
Troubleshooting Fabric Automation
Lab 5: IP Fabric Automation
Chapter 7: VM to BMS Bridging

VXLAN Review
EVPN Signaling for BMS to BMS VXLAN Forwarding
Contrail VM to BMS Bridging<./li>
Server/Instance example
Virtual Port Groups
Lab 6: VM to BMS Bridging
Chapter 8: VXLAN Routing

EVPN Signaling for Central Routing
Central Routing Example
EVPN Signaling for Edge Routing
Edge Routing Example
Lab 7: VXLAN Routing
Chapter 9: Data Center Interconnect

DCI Overview
DCI Options for a VXLAN Overlay using Contrail Automation
DCI Example using Contrail Automation
Lab 8: Data Center Interconnect
Chapter 10: Interacting with External Networks

DC Gateway Use Case/LI>
Implementing a DC Gateway
Lab 9: DC Gateway
Chapter 11: Fabric Administration

Generic Device Operations/LI>
Hitless Fabric Upgrade
Lab 10: Fabric Administration
Chapter 12: Contrail Security

The Need for Contrail Security
Contrail Security Configuration
Monitoring and Visualization
Lab 11: Contrail Security
Chapter 13: AppFormix Overview

AppFormix Overview
AppFormix UI and General Settings AppFormix Features Overview: Clusters, Dashboard, Charts, Heat Map, Plan, Reports, Chargeback
Chapter 14: Alarms and Composite Alarms

Alarms Case Study
Composite Alarms
Lab 12: Implementing AppFormix Features
Chapter 15: Junos Telemetry Interface

JTI Overview
Native Sensors for JTI
OpenConfig and gRPC Sensors for JTI
Lab 13: Implementing JTI with AppFormix

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