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Essential EVPN

A 2 day training course

Essential EVPN training course description

Ethernet VPN (E-VPN) and Provider Backbone Bridging E-VPN (PBB-EVPN) are emerging technologies providing Ethernet services over MPLS. This course studies the technologies in E-VPN/PBB-EVPN providing multi-homing, multi pathing, auto discovery, multicast, forwarding and fast convergence.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Differentiate between E-VPN and PBB-EVPN.
  • Explain how E-VPN operates.
  • Explain how PBB-EVPN operates.
  • Explain how E-VPN provides:
    • Multi homing
    • Multi pathing
    • Auto discovery.

Essential EVPN training course details

Who will benefit:
Network engineers. Staff working for carriers.
Essential EVPN training course prerequisites:
Definitive Ethernet switching for engineers
Concise MPLS for engineers
Duration:
2 days

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning.

Overall rating:

This is a new course

Customer reviews


"Explained everything required and was tailored to our needs during the course. "
M. C. Aker Subsea
"Good mix of theory and practice."
A. S. Selex ES

Essential EVPN training course contents


Introduction to EVPN


Network virtualization
What Is network virtualization? types of virtual networks, network tunnelling, the consequences of tunnelling, packet load balancing, network interface card behaviour. maximum transmission unit, lack of visibility, VXLAN, protocols to implement the control plane, support for network virtualization technologies, merchant silicon Software, standards.

The building blocks of Ethernet VPN
A brief history of EVPN, architecture and protocols for traditional EVPN deployment, EVPN in the data center BGP constructs for Virtual networks, address family indicator/subsequent address family indicator, route distinguisher, route target, RD, RT, and BGP processing, route types, modifications to support EVPN over eBGP, keeping the NEXT HOP unmodified, retaining route targets, FRR support for EVPN, automatic propagation of NEXT HOP, RT/RD derivation, what Is not supported in FRR.

Bridging with Ethernet VPN
A brief history of EVPN, architecture and protocols for traditional EVPN deployment, EVPN in the data center BGP constructs for Virtual networks, address family indicator/subsequent address family indicator, route distinguisher, route target, RD, RT, and BGP processing, route types, modifications to support EVPN over eBGP, keeping the NEXT HOP unmodified, retaining route targets, FRR support for EVPN, automatic propagation of NEXT HOP, RT/RD derivation, what Is not supported in FRR.

Bridging with Ethernet VPN
An overview of traditional bridging, overview of bridging with EVPN, what Ifs, why does NVE L3 get an advertisement for MACA? handling BUM packets, handling MAC moves, support for dual-attached hosts, the host-switch Interconnect, VXLAN model for dual-attached hosts, switch peering solutions, handling Link failures, duplicate multi-destination frames, ARP/ND suppression.

Routing with Ethernet VPN
The case for routing in EVPN, routing use cases in the data center, routing models, where is the routing performed? centralized routing, distributed routing, how routing works in EVPN, asymmetric routing, symmetric routing, VRFs in EVPN routing, summarized route announcements, BGP support for EVPN routing, comparing asymmetric and symmetric models, vendor support for EVPN routing.

Configuring and administering Ethernet VPN
The sample topology, configuration cases, configuring the MTU, the end first: complete FRR configurations, the Invariants: configuration for the spines, firewall, and servers, centralized routing, asymmetric distributed routing, symmetric routing, dissecting the configuration, configuring the underlay, configuring the overlay: FRR configuring the overlay: interfaces, examining an EVPN network, show running configuration, show BGP summary, show EVPN VNIs and VTEPs, identify which VTEP advertised a MAC address, comparing FRR and Cisco EVPN configurations, considerations for deploying EVPN in large networks.

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SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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