Junos Multicast Routing (JMR)

This two-day course is designed to provide students with detailed coverage of multicast protocols including Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP), Protocol Independent Multicast dense mode (PIM DM), Protocol Independent Multicast sparse mode (PIM SM), Bidirectional PIM, and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP). Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience in configuring and monitoring Junos OS and device and protocol operations. The course uses the Juniper Networks vMX Series devices for the hands-on component, though the course may be applicable to other Juniper hardware platforms running Junos OS. This course is based on Junos OS release 21.4R1.12.

Course Information

Price: $1,900.00
Duration: 2 days
Certification: JNCIP-SP
Exam: JN0-662
Learning Credits:
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Students should have basic networking knowledge and an understanding of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model and the TCP/IP protocol suite. Students should also have working knowledge of security policies.

Students should also attend the Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS), Junos Routing Essentials (JRE), and Junos Intermediate Routing (JIR) courses prior to attending this class.


Target Audience:

This course benefits individuals responsible for implementing, monitoring, and troubleshooting multicast components in a service provider’s network.


Course Objectives:

Explain the fundamentals of multicast routing.

Describe and configure IGMP.

Describe multicast routing protocols.

Describe PIM. Configure PIM.

Describe and configure MSDP.

Describe and configure source-specific multicast.

Describe and configure multicast policy.

Describe the IPv6 multicast fundamental concepts


Course Outline:


1 Course Introduction

2 Introduction to Multicast

Describe IP multicast traffic flow and multicast components

Describe multicast addressing

Describe the need for RPF check in multicast networks

Describe multicast routing tables

3 Introduction to IGMP

Explain the role of IGMP

Describe the different versions of IGMP

Configure and monitor IGMP

Lab 1: Implementing a Baseline Network

4 Multicast Routing Protocols

Identify common multicast routing protocols

Identify different message types used by PIM

5 Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode— Part 1

Describe PIM sparse mode operation

Describe bidirectional PIM operation

6 Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode— Part 2

Configure and monitor PIM sparse mode

Configure bidirectional PIM sparse mode

Configure and monitor RP discovery mechanisms

Lab 2: PIM Sparse Mode and RP Discovery


7 Multicast Source Discovery Protocol

Explain the purpose and operation of MSDP

Configure and monitor MSDP

Describe and configure anycast-RP

Lab 3: Implementing MSDP and Anycast-RP

8 Source-Specific Multicast

Compare the ASM and SSM service models

Illustrate the role of IGMPv3 and PIM SM in an SSM implementation

Configure and monitor SSM

Lab 4: Source-Specific Multicast

9 Multicast and Policy

Describe the default PIM SM information distribution

Explain how routing policies control IGMP joins

Explain how routing policies alter the PIM protocol message flow

Identify the role of a policy in controlling MSDP message advertisement

Explain how you can use a policy to scope multicast groups

Lab 5: Multicast and Policy

A Appendix: IPv6 Multicast

Describe load balancing and auto scaling