Open Network Basic Configuration Lab

Solution Overview

Open networking provides a wide range of disaggregated operating systems for use on bare metal hardware. Some are familiar from a conventional networking standpoint and some are very different.  Familiarity with the basics is a valuable tool in terms of making informed choices on open/white technologies.

Know before you go

Open networking represents a facilitator for disruptive technologies to deliver value at scale. While it’s easy to understand the value open networking can provide, implementing this technology remains a challenge for most organizations. That’s why it’s important for those considering an open networking strategy to be familiar with what they are getting into. 

Goals & Objectives

The purpose of this lab is to familiarize the user with basic command-line syntax and control for common disaggregated open network operating systems.  

The lab is built in a standard spine-leaf topology with management addressing already configured.  The spines are representative of common “traditional” operating systems (eg, Cisco IOS-XR and Juniper JunOS). Users will configure interfaces, OSPF and BGP on the leaf switches, and use common validation commands to verify routing is operating as expected. 

It is assumed that users are familiar with at least one NOS (Cisco or Juniper) and understand basic Linux commands. 

Hardware & Software

  • Cisco IOS-XR
  • Juniper vMX
  • Cumulus Linux
  • Dell OS10
  • IP Infusion VyOS