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Virtual Switching System VSS 1440/4T (VSS)

Course Description Schedule

Who should attend

Network Designer and Network Technicians who are responsible for the implementation, configuration and troubleshooting of Cisco Catalyst 6500 Switches in a network or data center.


CCNP Certification or corresponding knowledge.

Course Objectives

This new 2-day class describes the functionality of the Virtual Switching System VSS on the new Catalyst 6500 Switch. The course focuses on the configuration, the management and troubleshooting of the VSS system and offers various hands-on lab excercises.

Course Content

  • Stateful Switchover (SSO) and Non-Stop Forwarding (NSF)
  • The Virtual Switching System (VSS) concept
  • Deployment in a hierarchical network
  • Hard- and Software requirements
  • Virtual Switch Link – function and deployment
  • Link Management Protocol (LMP)
  • Role Resolution Protocol (RRP)
  • Migration from Single-Chassis-systems to a VSS system
  • Multi-Chassis-EtherChannel (MEC)
  • Identification of a Dual-Active state with PAgP+, BFD or Fast Hellos
  • Monitoring of the VSS with Syslog and SNMP
  • Tuning of VSS and important management commandos
  • Identification of potential problems with the implementation and operation of VSS, including prevention and troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Lab
  • Enhanced Fast Software Upgrade
  • Application of Modular IOS
  • Quad Supervisor-Engine Support
  • Operation of Services Modules like ACE or FWSM in a VSS
  • Operation of MPLS, IPv6, EEM and NetFlow
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 1,690.- €
  • Switzerland: Fr. 2,150.-
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 18 CLC
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

Digital courseware Dates and Booking
Online Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 1,490.- €
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 16 CLC
Digital courseware Dates and Booking
Click on town name to bookSchedule
14/09/2017 - 15/09/2017 Berlin
19/10/2017 - 20/10/2017 Hamburg
19/10/2017 - 20/10/2017 Hanover
16/11/2017 - 17/11/2017 Frankfurt
14/12/2017 - 15/12/2017 Stuttgart
19/08/2017 - 20/08/2017 Zurich
16/11/2017 - 17/11/2017 Zurich
28/09/2017 - 29/09/2017 Vienna (iTLS)