R. K. Thales
B. M. London Internet Exchange
MPLS VPN training course contents
MPLS VPN basics
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 addresses.
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. Route reflectors.
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.
Next generation L2VPN
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