A hands-on introduction to MPLS covering the basics of what MPLS is and how to configure it, through to more advanced concepts such as MPLS VPNs and traffic engineering with MPLS.
What does MPLS stand for? What is MPLS? Core MPLS, MPLS and the 7 layer model, MPLS is a protocol, MPLS is a standard, MPLS runs on routers, MPLS history, Why MPLS? For service providers, For enterprises.
Label Switch Routers, two types of LSR, PE and
P router roles, FEC, swapping labels, MPLS
packet format, Loops, TTL control.
Hands on: Building the base network. Enabling MPLS. Simple testing and troubleshooting of MPLS.
Label review, label switch path, label distribution
methods, piggybacking, Label distribution
Protocols, LDP, LDP operation, LDP packets,
discovery messages, session messages,
advertisement messages, notification message,
Label Information Base, routing tables, the LFIB,
MPLS forwarding, penultimate hop popping,
handling labels, LSP control modes, when to
distribute labels, how long to keep labels,
aggregation, label merging.
Hands on: LDP traffic analysis.
What is MPLS TE? Why TE? TE versus shorted
path, how MPLS TE works, CR-LDP, OSPF-TE,
IS-IS-TE, TE with BGP, RSVP-TE, MPLS Fast
reroute, MPLS QoS.
Hands on: Enabling MPLS-TE.
BFD, hello the BFD protocol.
What is a VPN? MPLS VPN types, MPLS VPN
comparison, MPLS L3 VPN, VRFs, MBGP, MPLS
VPN architecture, VRF RD, VRF RT, the label
stack, L2 VPNs, VPWS, AToM, VPLS.
Hands on: MPLS L3 VPN setup, troubleshooting.
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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.