A hands on course concentrating solely on MPLS VPNs. The course begins with a review of VPN basics before moving onto L3VPNs and MBGP, followed by L2VPNs.
LSR, PE and P router roles. What is a VPN?
MPLS VPN types, MPLS VPN comparison, MPLS
L3VPN, L2VPN. VPN architectures.
Hands on: Building the base network.
Separate routing tables, The Virtual Routing
Table, VRFs, Route Distinguisher (RD), VNPv4
Hands on: Minimal VRF configuration, routing between customer and provider (PE-CE).
MP-BGP, IPv4 routing, IPv6 routing, VPNv4
addresses, VPNv6 addresses. Exchanging labels.
Exchanging routes. Route targets, communities.
Hands on: MBGP setup. MPLS L3VPN troubleshooting.
Why L2 not L3? Services: TDM, ATM, Frame
Relay, Ethernet. Pseudowires.
Hands on: Simple L2VPN configuration.
VPWS, AToM, Attachment Circuit, Traffic
encapsulation, Ethernet over MPLS. Ethernet
MTU considerations. VC types.
Hands on: PW configuration and troubleshooting.
Ethernet multipoint connectivity. Virtual
Forwarding Instance (VFI), Virtual Switching
Instance. Flooding, MAC address management,
split horizons. Hierarchical VPLS. Signalling: LDP
based. BGP based. Auto discovery.
Hands on: VPLS configuration and troubleshooting.
"Comprehensive with enough practicals."
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
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.