J. S., Framestore CFC
B. M., London Internet Exchange
Total SPB training course contents
What is SPB?
Layer 2 versus Layer 3, STP problems: One path, convergence, MAC explosion. Virtualisation issues: VRF. Service Provider Bridging (SPB), 802.1aq. Virtual Services Network.
802.1Q, 802.1ad, Q-in-Q, VLAN IDs, 802.1ah, M-in-M, I-SID. SPBV, SPBM. SPBM frame format.
How SPB works
Node ID, Backbone Edge Bridges, Backbone MAC address, Customer MACs, I-SID. IS-IS. Forwarding database. VSN.
Link layer IS-IS, SPF trees, traffic management. IS-IS extensions for SPB. ISIS TLV.
SPB services Data centre bridging, server virtualisation, multi-tenant applications. Integration of SPB into existing networks. VLAN to ISID mappings. Inter ISID routing, IP/SPB Layer 3 VRF extensions.
Multicast in SPB environments. Source specific multicast trees. SPB configuration. SPB deployment considerations.
Why Choose Us
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- Ability to teach
- Technical knowledge
- Answering questions
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.