Proposed Workshop Agenda

Dates: January 26-28, 2011 (Wednesday-Friday)
Instructor Team

  • José Domínguez, UO Network and Telecomm Services
  • Jeff Hite, UO Network and Telecomm Services
  • Dale Smith, UO Network and Telecomm Services

General Time Schedule

Schedule
Session I 0830-1030
Break 1030-1100
Session II 1100-1300
Lunch 1300-1400
Session III 1400-1600
Break 1600-1630
Session IV 1630-1800

Wednesday

1400-1430: Welcome and Introduction

1430-1600: Campus Network Design and Best Practices (Dale Smith)

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  • Build star networks
  • Separate core and edge functions
  • Route in core and switch at the edge
  • Develop and use standard building blocks
  • Have a strategy that allows incremental growth

1600-1630: Coffee/Tea Break

1630-1800: Physical Cabling Infrastructure Design (Dale Smith) Download PPT PDF

  • Cable types
  • Copper cabling systems
  • Fiber Optic cabling systems

Thursday

0830-0930: Fiber Optic Construction Practical Advice

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0930-1030: Fiber Optic hands on termination lab (Jeff Hite)

1030-1100: Coffee/Tea Break

1100-1300: Fiber Optic hands on termination lab (Jeff Hite)

1300-1400: Lunch

1400-1600: Fiber Optic hands on termination lab (Jeff Hite)

1600-1630: Coffee/Tea Break

1630-1800: Fiber Optic hands on termination lab (Jeff Hite)

Friday

0830-0900: Case Studies/Engineering Roundtable

0900-1030: In-building Network Design (Layer 2 Switched Networks) (José Domínguez)

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Best practices in Layer 2 Campus Network Design

  • Switch versus Hub versus Router
  • Switching Architectures (star topologies - aggregation switch serves edge switch)
  • Virtual LANs (VLANs)
    • Increases complexity
    • Not necessarily a security mechanism. Don't confuse VLANs with host or data base security
    • Don't build VLAN spaghetti
    • Examples of where we recommend VLANs
    • Technology and practical hints
      • Tagging and untagged
      • Trunking
        • Q in Q

1030-1100: Coffee/Tea Break

1100- 1300 Layer 2 Best Practices continued

  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    • 802.d
    • 802.1w
    • 802.1s
  • Selecting appropriate switches
    • class="lroman"> Must be managed
    • SNMP, SSH, access control techniques
  • Fault Tolerance
    • Port bundling
    • Spanning tree (using loops to your advantage)
  • Network Management
  • Switching and security considerations
    • Rogue DHCP server prevention
      • How does it work
      • Uplink/downlink configuration
    • Dynamic ARP inspection
    • 802.1x/network access control

1300-1400: Lunch

1400-1600: Layer 2 Afternoon Lab

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  • 4-6 groups with 5 or 6 switches per group
  • Build layer 2 network consisting of aggregation switch and edge switches
  • Configure spanning tree across fabric
    • What kind of spanning tree to configure?
    • How to make different types inter-operate

1600-1630: Coffee/Tea Break

1630-1800: Layer 2 Afternoon Lab continued

  • Configure Rogue DHCP prevention
  • Add 2nd aggregation switch to provide redundancy
    • Why did that happen?
  • Growing your network
    • Use aggregation
    • If you can't...
  • VLANs
    • Introducing and distributing VLANs
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