Aruba Switching Fundamentals (ACSA)

 

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Aruba Switching Fundamentals (ACSA)

This online instructor led training course provides the fundamental skills necessary to configure and manage modern, open standards-based networking solutions. Students will learn about IP Routing including static and dynamic IP routing with OSPF. This instructor-led course teaches students how to deploy Aruba wireless Access Points and configure Aruba Instant Access Point (IAP) Clustering technology. It also teaches them how to configure, manage and monitor the network with the Aruba AirWave management solution.

This course prepares students for the ACSA certification exam, HPE6-A41. The ACSA certification validates student’s skills on the networking fundamentals of ArubaOS switches and file structures including VLANs, secure access, redundancy technologies, and Aruba’s Virtual Switching Framework (VSF).

Exam: HPE6-A41

Instructor:

Zak Chalupka

Course Information

Skills Learned

  • Explain how Aruba AirWave provides unified wireless and wired network management
  • Describe in-band management and out-of-band management
  • Complete the initial setup on ArubaOS switches
  • Control access to switches for both in-band and out-of-band management
  • Manage software and configuration files on ArubaOS switches
  • Explain use cases for VLANs and configure port-based VLANs on ArubaOS switches
  • Understand and configure Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
  • Understand and configure Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP)
  • Differentiate between different types of link aggregation and understand the benefits of Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
  • Configure and troubleshoot link aggregation on ArubaOS switches
  • Configure static routes on ArubaOS switches and interpret IP routing tables
  • Configure a basic Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) solution
  • Describe how Virtual Switching Framework (VSF) works and the advantages that it provides
  • Configure and verify a simple VSF fabric
  • Describe the basics of wireless communications and 802.11 standards
  • Define a wireless LAN (WLAN) and differentiate between wireless security options
  • Configure basic settings on Aruba Instant APs
  • Configure AirWave management settings on an IAP cluster
  • Configure SNMP v2c settings on ArubaOS switches
  • Discover ArubaOS switches in AirWave and bring switches and IAPs under monitoring and management
  • Implement zero touch provisioning (ZTP) for Aruba IAPs and ArubaOS switches

Who Should Attend This Course

  • Individuals seeking the Aruba Certified Switching Associate (ACSA) certification
  • Networking IT professionals

Prerequisites

None, but we recommend that students have a basic understanding of network fundamentals, protocols, and common traffic management concepts.

Course Outline

Introduction to Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

  • Describe market trends that are causing customers to transform in four key Transformation Areas
  • Describe how Aruba delivers the digital workplace

Switch CLI (Command Line Interface) Navigation

  • Describe out-of-band management
  • Complete the initial setup on ArubaOS switches
  • Verify configuration

Protecting Management Access

  • Explanation of in-band management
  • Protect in-band and out-of-band management access
  • Configure local authentication
  • Control the privilege level allowed to managers

Management of Software and Configurations

  • Overview of ArubaOS and file structures
  • Different methods for setting the software from which to boot
  • Software update
  • Saving and restoring configurations

VLANS

  • Explain use cases for VLANs
  • Configure port-based VLANs on ArubaOS switches, using appropriate tagging
  • Implement basic IP routing between directly connected VLANs or links

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

  • Understand and configure Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
  • Understand how Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) provides load sharing and implement MSTP

Link Aggregation

  • Differentiate between different types of link aggregation and understand the benefits of Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
  • Configure and troubleshoot link aggregation on ArubaOS switches

IP Routing

  • Configure static routes on ArubaOS switches
  • Interpret IP routing tables
  • Configure a basic OSPF solution

Virtual Switching Framework (VSF)

  • Understand how VSF works and the advantages that it provides
  • Configure and verify a simple VSF fabric

Wireless for Small-to-Medium Businesses (SMBs)

  • Understand the basics of wireless communications and 802.11 standards
  • Define a WLAN and differentiate between wireless security options
  • Configure basic settings on Aruba Instant Access Point (IAP)
  • Form an Aruba Instant cluster

Aruba AirWave

  • Configure AirWave management settings on an IAP cluster
  • Configure SNMP v2c settings on ArubaOS switches
  • Discover ArubaOS switches in AirWave and bring switches and IAPs under monitoring and management
  • Implement zero touch provisioning (ZTP) for Aruba IAPs and ArubaOS switches

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