This training course provides an advanced three day hands on study of IP multicast technology focusing on architectures, applications and protocols. All aspects of IP multicasting are covered including PC, server and switch implementations. Design, configuration, support and troubleshooting are all covered in the course. Hands on sessions are used to reinforce the theory rather than teach specific implementations.
What is multicasting? Why multicast? Why not
multicast? Multicasting vs. multiple unicasts,
Multicasting vs. broadcasts, multicasting
applications, the use of unicast addressing for
setting up multicast applications, multicast use
within standard protocols such as OSPF.
hands on Example multicast applications.
Layer two multicast addresses, Class D addresses,
mapping layer 3 addresses onto layer 2 multicast
addresses. Multicast addresses on NBMAs,
scoping multicast traffic, Multicast address blocks,
GLOP, IPv6 and multicasting, anycasting.
hands on Multicast addressing.
Where the different protocols are used, PC to
router, router to router, how switches can get
hands on Analysing multicast packets.
Configuring Class D addresses, IGMP, packet
formats, queries, reports, maintaining groups,
enhancements to IGMP (v2 and v3), Leaving a
group, querier elections,
hands on Analysing IGMP packets.
Controlling multicast traffic with switches, VLANS,
static bridge table entries, IGMP snooping, CGMP.
hands on Configuring switches for multicast environments.
MOSPF, DVMRP, PIM Sparse Mode, PIM Dense
hands on Simple router configuration for multicasting.
Distribution trees, source distribution trees, shared
trees, core based trees. Reverse path forwarding,
Multicast routing protocol types. PIM DM:
Flooding, pruning, PIM designated routers,
hands on configuring PIM DM.
Rendevous points, discovering RPs,
hands on Configuring PIM SM, using different protocols for different groups. PIM SM with one RP, using multiple RPs, Auto RP.
Multiprotocol routing, how does MBGP work? How
MBGP carries multiple protocol information, MBGP
and multicasts, MBGP and IPv6.
hands on Configuring MBGP for multicasts.
The internet, ISPs, the MBone, tunnelling, Inter
domain multicasting, the role of MBGP, Inter
domain problem, MSDP, MSDP operation SSM,
PIM-SM and shared trees, SSM, PIM-SSM
operation, SSM benefits.
hands on MSDP configuration. SSM configuration.
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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.