Extreme Networks Fabric Connect Workshop | Glastonbury, CT

Event Overview

In this workshop you will learn the essentials of the underlying technology of Extreme Fabric Connect – 802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging with MAC-in-MAC encapsulation – and Extreme’s specific extensions which enhance Fabric Connect for Layer 3 routing flexibility and IP Multicast routing simplicity.

4:00pm – 5:30pm
Happy Hour
b Glastonbury
120 Hebron Avenue
Glastonbury, CT 06033


Introduction & Demonstration: Secure Automated Campus

  • Secure Automated Campus overview
  • Fabric Connect Value solution points
  • Extreme Control & Fabric Attach Demo

Hands-on Workshop: Extreme Fabric Connect technology overview

  • Theory of Operation
  • Control Plan
  • Data Forwarding Plane
  • Service Description details 
  • L2 VSNs / intro to the ISID
  • Tandem replication
  • IP shortcuts
  • L3 VSNs
  • Multicast
  • Migration overviews
  • Hands-on lab review

Hands-on Workshop: Utilizing the VSP 4000 Routing Switch with Fabric Connect

  • SPB node set up
  • NNI adjacencies
  • LSDB View
  • IP shortcuts
  • L2VSN setup
  • L3VSN setup
  • Multicast (optional)
  • Automated Script (optional) 


Students are expected to bring their own PC laptops for use in the labs, and the PC laptops should be equipped with RS232 serial ports (either inbuilt or external USB RS232 adapters) and with a terminal program such as PuTTY in order to perform initial configuration through equipment console ports.