Junos OS Fundamentals Course

Refresh your knowledge of Juniper Networks software and device architecture with this course.

30 minutes

Course description

Take a dive into the architecture of Juniper devices. In this course, you'll learn about the modular software approach and their functions. We'll be looking at the separation of duties of the control plane (routing engine) and data plane (packet forwarding engine) and take a closer look at how Juniper devices process traffic (transit traffic and exception traffic).


Welcome to JNCIA-Junos!

Video - 00:03:00

Traffic Processing

Video - 00:08:00

In this video, we elaborate on the separation between control and forwarding planes with exception traffic and transit traffic processing.
Control and Forwarding Plane

Video - 00:10:00

A look at the concept around the difference between control and forwarding planes and their relevance to network traffic. We cover routing engine and packet forwarding engine and their functions.
Juniper Software Architecture

Video - 00:10:00

Functions split into multiple independent software processes. The concept of daemons and kernel is based on FreeBSD, with the same source on all hardware platforms.

Meet the author

Ben Jacobson

Ben Jacobson is a network engineer with a passion for learning and drive to impart his passion onto those who wish to advance in the Cybersecuity and IT Networking industry. Ben has specialized in service provider WAN networking, engineering solutions for State Government infrastructure in the United States with a specialty in engineering connectivity for statewide scale IOT and OT.

Ben has always had a passion for helping others learn and advance. He's taken that passion and poured it into his several courses teaching to multiple IT networking vendor certifications and ancillary technologies surrounding the space.

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