Ethernet is now the interface of choice for nearly all networking. This comprehensive course looks at the ways carriers can provide this Ethernet interface for their WANs and MANs. The course assumes delegates already have a solid foundation in Ethernet switching and so concentrates on just the Ethernet technologies for Carrier Ethernet.
What is Ethernet? LANs, MANs, WANs, Ethernet and switches in the LAN. Traditional LAN/WAN integration, routers. The Ethernet interface for the WAN. Standards: IEEE, MEF, OIF, Ethernet Alliance.
E-line: EPL, EVPL. E-LAN: EP-LAN, EVP-LAN. E-Tree: EP-Tree, EVP-Tree. Ethernet Services attributes. Applications: Carrier Ethernet for businesses, Mobile backhaul. Multicasting.
Bandwidth profiles, bandwidth parameters, Class of Service, QoS, MTU, Protection mechanisms: STP, RSTP, MSTP, Link aggregation, G.8031, G.8032.
The main options. “Pure” Ethernet, Ethernet over SDH, Ethernet over WDM, Ethernet over MPLS. Ethernet switching, addresses and MAC address tables. Carrier Ethernet access technologies. EFM.
What is MPLS, MPLS-TE, MPLS-VPN, L2 VPNs, VPLS, VPWS. MPLS Fast Reroute.
“Pure” Ethernet, Provider bridging 802.1d, Provider Backbone Bridges 802.1ah. Traffic engineering 802.1Qay.
802.1ad VLAN stacking, 802.1AX Link aggregation. 802.1Q QoS.
Standards, layers, interworking
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This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.