Implementing Cisco MPLS

Duration: 
4 days
Codes: 
MPLS,10325

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

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Audience

This course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration, including Active Directory administration. No prior experience with any version of Windows PowerShell, or any scripting language, is assumed.

Skills Gained

Upon completing this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Describe the features of MPLS
  • Describe how MPLS labels are assigned and distributed
  • Identify the Cisco IOS tasks and command syntax necessary to implement MPLS on frame-mode Cisco IOS platforms
  • Describe the MPLS peer-to-peer architecture and explain the routing and packet forwarding model in this architecture
  • Identify the Cisco IOS command syntax required to successfully configure, monitor, and troubleshoot VPN operations
  • Identify 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
  • Provide an overview of MPLS Traffic Engineering
  • (MPLS exam is 642-611 MPLS)

Prerequisites

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification or equivalent level of working knowledge and experience
  • Completion of CCNA Basics and ICND courseware is recommended training for CCNA
  • Equivalent knowledge and skill that can be acquired by attending Cisco's training courses Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) and Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers (BGP)
  • Practical experience with deploying and operating networks based on Cisco network devices and Cisco IOS is strongly recommended
  • The QoS course is highly recommended because QoS knowledge is assumed in several sections of the course

Course Outline

MPLS Concepts

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

Label Assignment and Distribution

  • Discovering LDP Neighbors
  • Introducing Typical Label Distribution in Frame-Mode MPLS
  • Introducing Convergence in Frame-mode MPLS

Frame-Mode MPLS Implementation on Cisco IOS Platforms

  • Introducing Cisco Express Forwarding (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

MPLS VPN Technology

  • Introducting Virtual Private Networks
  • Introducing MPLS VPN Architecture
  • Introducing the MPLS VPN Routing Model
  • Forwarding MPLS VPN Packets

MPLS VPN Implementation

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

  • Introducing Overlapping VPNs
  • Introducing Central Services VPNs
  • Introducing the Managed CE Routers Service

Internet Access and MPLS VPNs

  • Combining Internet Access with MPLS VPNs
  • Implementing Internet Access in the MPLS VPN Environment

MPLS Traffic Engineering Overview

  • Introducing MPLS Traffic Engineering Components
  • MPLS Traffic Engineering Operations
  • Configuring MPLS Traffic Engineering on Cisco IOS Platforms
  • Monitoring Basic MPLS TE on Cisco IOS Platforms

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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Course Location Days Cost Date
Hamburg
Hamburg5 2500 £2500 2018-09-17
Lombardia
Milan5 2500 £2500 2018-09-24
Ile de France
Paris5 2500 £2500 2018-10-15
Bayern
Munchen5 2500 £2500 2018-10-15
Madrid
Madrid5 2500 £2500 2018-10-15
Yorkshire
Leeds5 2500 £2500 2018-11-05
London
London5 2500 £2500 2018-11-05
Hamburg
Hamburg0 2995 £2995 2018-12-02