Implementing Cisco MPLS

5 Day Course
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Overview

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a high-performance method for forwarding packets through a network enabling routers at the edge of a network to apply simple labels to packets. This practice allows the edge devices to switch packets according to labels, with minimal lookup overhead. MPLS integrates the performance and traffic-management capabilities of data link Layer 2 with the scalability and flexibility of network Layer 3 routing.

This course covers both introductory and advanced MPLS and MPLS VPNs concepts. Configuration, implementation and troubleshooting skills are all included with a significnat focus on the use of labs to consolidate the learners knowledge. At the end of this course you should be able to design, implement and maintain core IP routing network infrastructures.

Each student will have their own virtual pod of equipment with access to the labs 24x7 for 90 days

Objectives

After you complete this course you 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 mode
  • Describe the tasks and commands that are necessary to implement MPLS TE

Target Audience

Service Provider and Enterprise network engineers that design, deploy and maintain core IP routing network infrastructures.

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Modules

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MPLS Concepts (3 topics)

  • Introducing Basic MPLS Concepts
  • Introducing MPLS Labels and Label Stack
  • Identifying MPLS Applications

Label Assignment and Distribution (5 topics)

  • Introducing Typical Label Distribution in Frame-Mode MPLS
  • Introducing Convergence in Frame-mode MPLS
  • Introducing Typical Label Distribution over LC-ATM Interfaces and VC Merge
  • Introducing MPLS Label Allocation, Distribution, and Retention Modes
  • Discovering LDP Neighbors

Frame-Mode and Cell-Mode MPLS Implementation on Cisco IOS Platforms (7 topics)

  • Introducing CEF Switching
  • Configuring Frame-Mode MPLS on Cisco IOS Platforms
  • Monitoring Frame-Mode MPLS on Cisco IOS Platforms
  • Troubleshooting Frame-Mode MPLS on Cisco IOS Platforms
  • Configuring LC-ATM MPLS
  • Configuring LC-ATM MPLS over ATM Virtual Path
  • Monitoring LC-ATM MPLS on Cisco IOS Platforms

MPLS Virtual Private Networks Technology (6 topics)

  • Introducting Virtual Private Networks
  • Introducing Overlay and Peer-to-Peer VPNs
  • Categorizing VPNs
  • Introducing MPLS VPN Architecture
  • Introducing MPLS VPN Routing Model
  • Forwarding MPLS VPN Packets

MPLS VPN Implementation (4 topics)

  • Using MPLS VPN Mechanisms of Cisco IOS platforms
  • Configuring VRF Tables
  • Configuring an MP-BGP Session Between PE Routers
  • Configuring Small-Scale Routing Protocols Between PE and CE routers

Monitoring MPLS VPN Operations (3 topics)

  • Configuring OSPF as the Routing Protocol Between PE and CE Routers
  • Configuring BGP as the Routing Protocol between PE and CE Routers
  • Troubleshooting MPLS VPNs

Complex MPLS VPNs (5 topics)

  • Using Advanced VRF Import and Export Features
  • Introducing Overlapping VPNs
  • Introducing Central Services VPNs
  • Introducing Managed CE Routers Service
  • Introducing MPLS Managed Services

Internet Access from an MPLS VPN (4 topics)

  • Introducing VPN Internet Access Topologies
  • Introducing VPN Internet Access Implementation Methods
  • Separating Internet Access from VPN Services
  • Implementing Internet Access as a Separate VPN

Labs (17 topics)

  • 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

Prerequisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Delegates should hold a valid CCNA or equivalent knowledge
  • Delegates should have attended ROUTE or SPROUTE or have equivalent knowledge
  • Delegates should have attended BGP or SPADVROUTE or have equivalent knowledge

Scheduled Dates

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Pricing

Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
MPLS 5 Days $2,295
MPLS 5 Days $2,295

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