Course Outline : ECS – Extreme Management Center

Course Overview

Students will be introduced to Network Management and Visibility using the Extreme Networks Management tool, Extreme Management Center (XMC), for managing network devices. Using the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Network Management Model (NMM), students have these concepts reinforced with a hands-on lab experience working with a pre-configured network. Students will perform real world tasks around the areas of configuration, fault, performance, accounting, and security management functions.
Students should possess an understanding of network fundamentals, and general network management concepts, as well as network security concepts and technologies. In addition, Extreme Networks recommends the following course prior to enrolling in the Management Center course: – Campus EXOS and/or Campus Fabric or Access Wireless

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Successfully configure and manage the Extreme Management Center network management tool
– Take the Extreme Management Center Specialist certification exam


– Extreme Management Center (XMC) Server requirements and licensing
– XMC Client Server architecture
– Accessing and navigating XMC including help and search tools
– Application categorisation within XMC
– Managing user’s authorization within XMC using groups
– Administrative options to customize and define XMCs operational environment
– Administration tools for basic tasks including performing backups, determining XMC system resource utilization, and diagnostics
– XMC licensing management
Configuration Management
– Mechanisms and protocols used by XMC
– Automatic discovery of devices and using site templates and scripts
– Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) to automate configuration
– Manually add devices and change polling parameters
– Utilizing device group categories and port/element groups
– Understand how fabrics can be configured and monitored in XMC
Management Tools
– MIBs to manage devices
– Pre-configured FlexViews to customize and create your own FlexViews
– Use scripts to deploy immediately or via scheduling
– Use workflows to perform integrations and sophisticated tasks
– Wired and wireless network maps
– Network details identifying MLAG, EAPS etc. configuration
– Wireless network maps to determine:
– Signal strength using Heat maps
– 2.4 or 5 Gig coverage
– Client Data Rates
Inventory Management
– Upload device firmware and upgrade devices
– Backup and upload network device configurations
– Compare Device Configurations
– Create and use Configuration Templates
– Manage device inventory within XMC using asset tracking, inventory events and reports
– Understand how Governance and assist with compliance
– Learn how to run governance reports and track compliance over time
– Create new regimes and tests to support new regulations or policies
Accounting Management
– Device and interface statistics collection
– Network interrogation to see:
– Number of flows for each application
– Are they a threat to your network
– Application Analytics and application response time and network response time
– Reports for network and performance
Application Analytics
– Extreme Application Analytics Deployment model and configuration
– Interface deployment modes for collecting data
– Best Practices for Port Mirroring, GRE tunnels and Traffic Domains
– Deployments using application telemetry, coreflow2, and extreme wireless controllers
– Integration of XMC, Analytics, Extreme Control and Wireless features to provide network utilization and client details
Fault Management
– How to leverage XMC to proactively alert on issues and find issues quickly
– Maps to locate devices, clients, threats
– Compass as a search tool
– PortView
– FlexViews
– Device and system alarms
Performance Management
– Alarms and thresholds for system and network devices
– Response times of Applications
– For the application or for individual clients
– Different flows
– Customizing your Dashboard
– Pre-defined reports and creating custom reports
– Report Designer for report scheduling
– Scheduler to run reports and scripts
– Applications and Flows to control traffic
Security Management
– Policy Enabled Networks
– What Policy is
– Role based networks
– Policy and QoS configuration using XMC
– Domains
– Save and import Policy domains
– Traffic mirroring with Policy
– Wireshark with Policy
– Deploying policy via single or multiple domains
– Network monitoring for rule hits using XMC
End-System Visibility
– Managing end user network access with Extreme Access Control
– Authentication types supported
– Managing and tracking end users on the network
– Managing devices through Policy or RFC3580
– Refine network access using rules and profiles

Two ways to get Certified

1. View free videos and then take a payable 2 day Pre-Certification Lab Class and Exam

2. Attend a payable Instructor Led Class plus exam