This course explores the network implementation of Bluemix Infrastructure (formerly Softlayer) Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). You will be introduced to how to connect to the cloud to take advantage of Bluemix Infrastructure's capabilities. This approach will be offered through instructor-led instruction, active demonstrations, and use of hands-on labs. The course covers the specific features and tools related to ordering, configuration and deployment, as well as sharing techniques and best practices from hundreds of production environments.
Introduction and Review Network fundamentals SoftLayer data center scalability Perimeter firewalls Fortinet FortiGate Security Appliance (FSA) overview FSA firewall rules Secondary Internet Protocol (IP) IP addressing Virtual networking Routing and Network Security Introduction to Brocade vRouter (Vyatta) Enabling intra/inter-pod routing Security zones and firewalling Enabling network address translation (NAT) on Brocade vRouter Virtual private network (VPN) technologies Load balancing and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Offloading Local versus global load balancing Introducing Citrix NetScaler Local load balancing with Citrix NetScaler Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Offload Global load balancing with Citrix NetScaler FSA site-to-site virtual private network (VPN) FSA vs. Brocade comparison
Infrastructure Leaders, IT Operations Manager/Systems Administration, IT Security Management, IT Strategy & Enterprise Architecture, Solution/Software Architecture
This course is designed to teach you how to:
Order, configure, deploy, and scale infrastructure to manage and tackle common network implementation issues.
Leverage Subject Matter Expert offered best practices, based on real client implementations and expert tips from production environments
Use the SoftLayer self-managed support structure and processes
Reach out to SoftLayer resources for information and help
More detailed objectives include:
Review design considerations for data center scalability
Evaluate perimeter firewall options and rules, considering the requirements based on a case study
After ordering a firewall from the customer portal, learn how to configure firewall objects and policies including Internet Protocol Security (IPsec), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) rules
Differentiate between the types of secondary Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and compare secondary IP addressing, Virtual routing and forwarding (VRF), and Network Address Translation (NAT); distinguish between virtual networking from physical networking; and physical and virtual switches
Order IP addresses and assign secondary IP addresses
Support capacity growth by enabling intra-pod and inter-pod routing by configuring IP connectivity between virtual local area networks (VLANs) and between multiple PODs or data centers
Establish security zones and firewall rules to restrict traffic between VLANs and data centers using the Brocade vRouter 5400
Configure Network Address Translation (NAT) to allow custom IP ranges to access the SoftLayer shared network.
Reviewing the difference between source network address translation and destination network address translation (Source NAT and Destination NAT) and discussing where each are used
Explain and demonstrate how the VPN is configured on the FSA as well as the Vyatta. Comparing and contrasting the differences and similarities
Establish an Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) Virtual Private Network (VPN) between two data centers.
Configure local and global load balancing to provide performance required to meet unpredictable capacity demands using Citrix NetScaler
Local Load Balancing with NetScaler. Review available choices for scaling, set-up, back-up and considerations with other data centers