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Total TRILL for engineers  |    A 1 day training course

Total TRILL training course description

A comprehensive look at Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL). This TRILL course starts with the problems in traditional switched networks then moves onto to how TRILL solves these problems. As IS -IS is key to loop free topologies in TRILL networks, this protocol is also studied.

What will you learn
  • Explain the benefits of TRILL.
  • Explain how TRILL works.
  • Explain the role of IS-IS in TRILL.
  • Integrate TRILL into existing networks.
Total TRILL training course details

Total TRILL training course contents

  • What is TRILL?
  • Layer 2 versus Layer 3, STP problems: One path, convergence, MAC explosion. TRILL switches, RBridges, TRILL campus. TRILL standards

  • TRILL components
  • RBridges, mixing Rbridges with bridges, appointed forwarders.

  • IS-IS
  • Link layer IS-IS, SPF trees, traffic management. IS-IS extensions for TRILL. ISIS TLV.

  • How TRILL works
  • TRILL IS-IS hello discovery, Designated bridge, IS-IS flooding, Appointed forwarder, unicast versus multi-destination frames. TRILL nicknames.

  • TRILL packet headers
  • Local link header, TRILL header. TRILL over Ethernet, TRILL over PPP. VLANs. Fine grained labelling. TRILL BFD. TRILL OAM. Frame overheads.

  • TRILL comparisons
  • MPLS, IP, 802.1aq.

Learning path



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"Hard concepts were explained very simply"

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"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.