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Course number HK660S
Length 4 days
Delivery method* Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $3,200
CAD $3,520
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Course overview

The Migrating to an Open Standards Network course focuses on the advantages of using open-standard protocols on contemporary networks. It teaches network designers and network engineers how to migrate proprietary protocols to open-standard protocols and then helps them develop migration strategies that reduce both risk and downtime. Once the network is running open-standard protocols, they learn how to upgrade the edge and core. This course is equivalent to The Learning Center Migrating to an Open Standards Network course from the ExpertOne program.


  • Required: ASE-Network Infrastructure [2011] certification or Cisco CCNP level training
  • Recommends: HP Networking Interoperability


  • Professionals who design, implement, and maintain network solutions based on HP and Cisco technologies, including systems engineers, systems designers, customer IT staff, HP services field and call center support engineers

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Next steps

  • HP0-Y37 Exam

Benefits to you

Migrating to an Open Standards Network explains how to assess a network, identifying the proprietary Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols being used. It then explains how to migrate the network to the open-standards counterpart for each proprietary protocol. After identifying risk factors, participants develop step-by-step migration strategies for networks. Reducing potential downtime is one of the goals. They also learn how to upgrade existing access-layer, distribution, and core switches, based on the Layer 2 or Layer 3 protocols they support.

Course outline

Migrating the L2 switches in access and distribution layers

  • Manual or automatic setting of VLANs
  • Managing redundancy with or without STP
    • Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+) and MSTP
    • Static, LACP, and PAgP link-aggregation
    • Integrate IRF cluster into mixed environment
  • Transiting security features on the Edge

Migrating the L3 switches in Core

  • HSRP, VRRP and IRF
  • IGP transition: static routes, EIGRP, OSPF
  • BGP transition
  • ACL migration
  • IP Multicast transition

Managing Cisco and HP devices in the same network with IMC

  • SNMP and traffic monitoring with Sflow and Netflow
  • AAA with RADIUS and TACACS

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