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Total MPLS VPN for engineers  |    A 2 day   hands on   training course

Total MPLS VPN for engineers training course description

A hands on course concentrating solely on MPLS VPNs. The course begins with a review of VPN basics before moving onto L3VPNs and MBGP, followed by L2VPNs.

What will you learn
  • Compare, contrast and evaluate MPLS L2VPNs versus L3VPNs.
  • Describe, configure and troubleshoot MPLS L3VPNs.
  • Configure and troubleshoot MBGP.
  • Describe, configure and troubleshoot MPLS L2VPNs.
Total MPLS VPN for engineers training course details

Total MPLS VPN for engineers 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.

  • L3VPN
  • 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).

  • MBGP
  • 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.

  • L2VPN
  • Why L2 not L3? Services: TDM, ATM, Frame Relay, Ethernet. Pseudowires.
    Hands on: Simple L2VPN configuration.

  • Pseudowires
  • VPWS, AToM, Attachment Circuit, Traffic encapsulation, Ethernet over MPLS. Ethernet MTU considerations. VC types.
    Hands on: PW configuration and troubleshooting.

  • VPLS
  • 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

Learning path



Based on overall reviews

R. K. - Thales:

"Comprehensive with enough practicals."

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.