A10-SysAdmin - Training

A10 - SysAdmin 4.1

The participation fee is CHF 2450.00.

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System Administration 4.1 Course

Instructs Network Operators and System Administrators for deploying A10 ACOS devices in data center environments in preparation for additional application-oriented implementation. Provides the necessary foundation for teams continuing onto ACOS application courses.


From a set of three blank ACOS devices, students build a system deployment with these attributes:

  • Layer 2 – 3 environment including VLANs, and IP routing
  • Device cluster environment with a single management point
  • High availability with multiple active devices
  • Multi-tenant environment with limited-scope administration
  • Remote authentication and authorization

Students also use device tools that monitor, diagnose, and restore the system configuration.


  • OSI reference model
  • Network topology and administration
  • An industry standard switching and routing CLI


  • Network Operations
  • Development Operations
  • Network Security
  • Students preparing for Application Courses

Course Outline

  • Initial ACOS Configuration
    • Base system configuration through the CLI and GUI
    • Backup and restore
    • System upgrade
    • Configuration profiles
  • Centralized Configuration Management: aVCS
    • Clustering devices into a centralized chassis
    • aVCS topology: vMaster and vBlade devices
    • vMaster election and maintenance
    • Staggered aVCS upgrade
  • High Availability: VRRP-A
    • Active-Standby mode and failover
    • N+M deployments
    • Active device selection
  • Application Delivery Partitions (ADP)
    • Layer 3 Virtualization Partitions (L3V)
    • Shared and private partitions
    • Public and private objects
  • Role-based Administration
    • Admin account creation through the CLI and GUI
    • Assigning privileges, passwords, and access rights
    • Roles: predefined and user-defined
    • Session management
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
    • Using AAA servers to manage device and command access
    • Account and command tracking
  • Control Plane Logging
    • ACOS logging
    • External logging and emailing events
    • Events and thresholds
  • SNMP
    • Monitoring ACOS devices remotely
    • A10 MIBs
    • Configuring Traps
    • OID discovery
  • aXAPI Overview
    • aXAPI architecture and session flow
    • API methods

Class Structure

  • Classroom Discussion: 40%
  • Lab Exercises: 60%


  • The price does not include VAT, it does however include training material, lunch and drinks. The training documents are held in English.