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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.

What will you learn
  • 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

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
  • 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.

Learning path


This is a new course

Ratings below are general customer reviews

J. S. - Framestore CFC

"Hard concepts were explained very simply"

B. M. - London Internet Exchange

"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."

Training approach

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.