CSSOC is a course designed to provide customers with essential knowledge required for deploying content switching networks and layer 4-7 switching applications. This five-day operation and configuration class provides customers with intensive hands-on training using Cisco 11500 Series Content Services Switch and the Content Switching Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch.

Target Audience

This course is intended for a technical audience involved in the installation, configuration and maintenance of content switching products. Customized training is available to emphasize the specific requirements of the customer's network and business demands.


Describe content switching and the challenges in optimising web response time and availability.
Describe the Cisco CSS 11500 and CSM product architecture.
Configure a content switch for layer3 and layer 4 server load balancing.
Configure a content switch layer5 content switching operation and client persistence.
Describe the booting sequence of the content switches, including how to upgrade the content switches to newer images.
Configure a content domain that provides global load balancing of content between peering switches.
Describe and configure content smart caching for proxy, transparent and reverse proxy cache networks.
Manage the content switch by configuring the SNMP agent that responds to SNMP set, and get requests and sends trap messages and define RMON events and alarms.
Increase the security of content switches by configuring and using SSH, TACACS+, Access Control Lists, and monitoring DoS detections.

Course Outline


How Web Switching Works
Content Switching Portfolio
SSL Portfolio Overview

CLI and Initial Configuration

CLI , Connections and modes of ops
Interfaces and Circuits
Static Routes and FTP Records


Service Configuration Requirements
Load Types and Parameters

Owners and Content Rules

Owners and content rules
Sorry and Redirect Services
Source Groups

Load Balancing

Load Balancing Methods
ARPT Cookie
HTTP Header

Redundancy Designs

Box-to-Box Redundancy
VIP & IP Interface Redundancy
Critcial Physical Interface
VRID Peering

Adaptive Session Redundancy

Problem ResolutionA
SR Configuration and Display commands


SSL Associations
SSL Keys & Certificates
SSL Proxy and CLI

Backend SSL and URL Rewrite

SSL Flow
Backend Service
Content Rule
URL Rewrite

Security & Management

CSS operating as a Radius Client
Console Modem Support

Domain Name Services and Global Server Load Balancing

DNS Resolutions
GSS Operations and Fault Tolerance

CLI – Basic Functions and Configuration

Images Releases and Terminology
Health Monitoring
Virtual Servers and L7 policies

CSM Network Design

Interaction with MSFC
One arm designs

CSM Troubleshooting

ARP Table
Debugging Commands

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