Configuring and Monitoring Contrail (CMC)

This two-day course is designed to provide students with the knowledge required to work with the Juniper Contrail software-defined networking (SDN) solution. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of how to use the OpenStack and Contrail Web UIs. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience with the features of Contrail. This course is based on Contrail Release 2.0.1.

Course Outline

Day 1

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: Contrail Overview

  • SDN Overview

  • Contrail Overview

Chapter 3: Architecture and Installation

  • Contrail Components and Building Blocks

  • Contrail Stack

  • OpenStack Components

Chapter 4: Basic Configuration

  • Tenant Creation Walkthrough

  • Creating and Managing Projects

  • Creating and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Image Management in OpenStack

  • Implementing Floating IPs

  • Lab: Basic Tenant Implementation and Management

Day 2

Chapter 5: Service Chaining

  • Service Chaining Overview

  • In-Network Service Chain and Configuration

  • Transparent Service Chain and Configuration

  • Lab: Service Chains

Chapter 6: Contrail Analytics

  • Monitor > Infrastructure Workspace

  • Monitor > Networking Workspace

  • Analyzing Live Traffic

  • Flow Queries and Logs

Chapter 7: Troubleshooting

  • Contrail CLI Commands

  • Fabric Utility Scripts

  • OpenStack CLI Usage

  • Lab: Performing Analysis and Troubleshooting in Contrail


This course benefits individuals responsible for working with software-defined networking solutions in data center, service provider, and enterprise network environments.