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Virtual Switching System VSS 1440/4T (VSS)

Course Description Schedule

Who should attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Systems and field engineers
  • Consulting system engineers
  • Technical solution architects

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cisco Integrators
  • Cisco Partners installing and implementing the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches


CCNP Certification or corresponding knowledge.

Course Objectives

After the course the student will be able to:

  • Understand Stateful Switchover (SSO) and Non-Stop Forwarding (NSF)
  • Be able to explain the Virtual Switching System (VSS) concept
  • Deploy VSS in a hierarchical network
  • KNow hardware and software requirements
  • Explain Virtual Switch Links, their function and deployment
  • Configure Link Management Protocol (LMP)
  • Configure Role Resolution Protocol (RRP)
  • Migrate from Single-Chassis-systems for a VSS system
  • Understand and configure Multi-Chassis-EtherChannel (MEC)
  • Identify Dual-Active state with PAgP+, BFD or Fast Hellos
  • Monitor VSS with Syslog and SNMP
  • Tune VSS and important management commands
  • Identify potential problems with the implementation and operation of VSS, including prevention and troubleshooting
  • Perform an Enhanced Fast Software Upgrade
  • Understand the application of Modular IOS
  • Employ Quad Supervisor-Engine Support
  • Operate Services Modules like ACE or FWSM in a VSS
  • Deploy MPLS, IPv6, EEM and NetFlow within a VSS

Course Content

Fast Lane's VSS course is a deep-dive into Cisco's Virtual Switching System. The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Virtual Switching System (VSS) 1440 takes the flagship Catalyst 6500 platform to the next level with network system virtualization. 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.

Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Egypt: US$ 1,495.-
Dates and Booking
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Middle East
Saudi Arabia
05/12/2018 - 06/12/2018 Riyadh Course language: English
United Arab Emirates
31/10/2018 - 01/11/2018 Dubai Course language: English This course is being delivered by iTLS.
25/09/2018 - 26/09/2018 Hamburg
18/10/2018 - 19/10/2018 FLEX training This is an German language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/Berlin
08/11/2018 - 09/11/2018 Stuttgart
06/12/2018 - 07/12/2018 Münster
17/01/2019 - 18/01/2019 Düsseldorf
14/02/2019 - 15/02/2019 Berlin
14/03/2019 - 15/03/2019 Hamburg
11/04/2019 - 12/04/2019 Frankfurt
08/11/2018 - 09/11/2018 Vienna (iTLS)
03/12/2018 - 04/12/2018 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/Sofia
01/10/2018 - 02/10/2018 Rome
24/09/2018 - 25/09/2018 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/Bucharest
30/08/2018 - 31/08/2018 Madrid
29/11/2018 - 30/11/2018 Zurich
This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.