Implementing Cisco MPLS (MPLS)

Multiprotocol Label Switching integrates the performance and traffic-management capabilities of data link Layer 2 with the scalability and flexibility of network Layer 3 routing. So, when used in conjunction with other standard technologies, MPLS gives the ability to support value-added features and service offerings. 

Implementing Cisco MPLS (MPLS) v3.0 is a 5-day instructor-led class providing students with in-depth knowledge of MPLS and MPLS VPNs design, implementation and configuration skills for new features and functions in an existing routed environment. This class uses IoS (15.2)

Course Information

Price: $3,995.00
Duration: 5 days
Certification: None
Exam: 
Learning Credits: 43

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Prerequisites:

To fully benefit from this course, students should have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge: 

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Cisco IOS Software configuration
  • Configuring and troubleshooting EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS and BGP

Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in:

  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices v2.0, Part 1 (ICND1) v2.0 and Part 2 (ICND2) v2.0, or
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated Version 2.0 (CCNAX) v2.0
  • Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) v2.0
  • Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers (BGP) v4.0
  • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 1 (SPNGN1) v1.2
  • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 2 (SPNGN2) v1.2
  • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE) v1.2
  • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE) v1.2

 

Target Audience:

Primary target audience:

This course is intended primarily for network administrators, network engineers, network managers and systems engineers who would like to implement MPLS and MPLS Traffic Engineering.

Secondary target audience:

This course is intended for network designers and project managers. The course is also recommended to all individuals preparing for MPLS exam.

 

Course Objectives:

After completion of this course, students will be able to…

  • Describe the features of MPLS
  • Describe how MPLS labels are assigned and distributed
  • Configure and troubleshoot frame-mode MPLS on Cisco IOS platforms
  • Describe the MPLS peer-to-peer architecture and explain the routing and packet forwarding model  in this architecture
  • Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot VPN operations
  • Describe how the MPLS VPN model can be used to implement managed services and Internet access
  • Describe the various Internet access implementations that are available and the benefits and  drawbacks of each model
  • Describe the tasks and commands that are necessary to implement MPLS TE

 

Course Outline:

Module 1: MPLS Concepts

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Basic MPLS Concepts
  • Lesson 2: Introducing MPLS Labels and Label Stack
  • Lesson 3: Identifying MPLS Applications
  • Lesson 4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 2: Label Assignment and Distribution

  • Lesson 1: Discovering LDP NeighborsLabel-Distributing Protocols
  • Lesson 2: Introducing Typical Label Distribution in Frame-Mode MPLS
  • Lesson 3: Introducing Convergence in Frame-Mode MPLS
  • Lesson 4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 3: Frame-Mode MPLS Implementation on Cisco IOS Platforms

  • Lesson 1: Introducing CEF Switching
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Frame-Mode MPLS on Cisco IOS Platforms
  • Lesson 3: Monitoring Frame-Mode MPLS on Cisco IOS Platforms
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Frame-Mode MPLS on Cisco IOS Platforms
  • Lesson 5: Module Summary
  • Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Module 4: MPLS Virtual Private Network Technology

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Virtual Private Networks
  • Lesson 2: Introducing MPLS VPN Architecture
  • Lesson 3: Introducing the MPLS VPN Routing Model
  • Lesson 4: Forwarding MPLS VPN Packets
  • Lesson 5: Module Summary
  • Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Module 5: MPLS VPN Implementation

  • Lesson 1: Using MPLS VPN Mechanisms of Cisco IOS Platforms
  • Lesson 2: Configuring an MP-BGP Session Between PE Routers
  • Lesson 3: Configuring VRF Tables
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Small-Scale Routing Protocols Between PE and CE Routers
  • Lesson 5: Monitoring MPLS VPN Operations
  • Lesson 6: Configuring OSPF as the Routing Protocol Between PE and CE Routers
  • Lesson 7: Configuring BGP as the Routing Protocol Between PE and CE Routers
  • Lesson 8: Troubleshooting MPLS VPNs
  • Lesson 9: Module Summary
  • Lesson 10: Module Self-Check

Module 6: Complex MPLS VPNs

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Overlapping VPNs
  • Lesson 2: Introducing Central Services VPNs
  • Lesson 3: Introducing the Managed CE Routers Service
  • Lesson 4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 7: Internet Access and MPLS VPNs

  • Lesson 1: Combining Internet Access with MPLS VPNs
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Internet Access in the MPLS VPN Environment
  • Lesson 3: Module Summary
  • Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 8: MPLS Traffic Engineering Overview

  • Lesson 1: Introducing MPLS Traffic Engineering Components
  • Lesson 2: MPLS Traffic Engineering Operations
  • Lesson 3: Configuring MPLS Traffic Engineering on Cisco IOS Platforms
  • Lesson 4: Monitoring Basic MPLS TE on Cisco IOS Platforms
  • Lesson 5: Module Summary
  • Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

LABS:

  • Discovery 1: Verifying CEF Switching
  • Discovery 2: Enabling MPLS
  • Discovery 3: Change IP TTL Propagation
  • Discovery 4: Configure MP-IBGP
  • Discovery 5: Configure the VRF Instances
  • Discovery 6: Configure RIP as a PE-CE Routing Protocol
  • Discovery 7: Configure EIGRP as a PE-CE Routing Protocol
  • Discovery 8: Configure OSPF as a PE-CE Routing Protocol
  • Discovery 9: Configure BGP as a PE-CE Routing Protocol
  • Discovery 10: Configure a Central Services VPN
  • Discovery 11: Configure MPLS Traffic Engineering
  • ​Challenge 1: Implement the Service Provider's and Customer's IP Addressing and IGP Routing
  • Challenge 2: Implement the Core MPLS Environment in the Service Provider Network
  • Challenge 3: Implement EIGRP Based VPNs
  • Challenge 4: Implement OSPF Based MPLS VPNs
  • Challenge 5: Implement BGP Based MPLS VPNs
  • Challenge 6: Implement MPLS Traffic Engineering

 

 

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