About this course

Course code TPCI-MPLS
Duration 5 Days
Special Notices

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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.

The Implementing Cisco MPLS v3.0 course helps individuals build skills for MPLS and MPLS Traffic Engineering design, implementation, configuration and troubleshooting enabling network performance, scalability, and services.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.

The latest version of this instructor led training course contains a virtual lab model that allows each student to have their own pod and access the lab 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 90 days from the start of the course.

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • 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 Network Devices Part 1 Version 3.0 (ICND1)" and "Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 Version 3.0 (ICND2)", or "Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices: Accelerated v3.0 (CCNAX)" or "CCNA Bootcamp Version 3.0 (CCNAB)"
    • "Implementing Cisco IP Routing v2.0 (ROUTE)"
    • "Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers (BGP)"
      OR
    • "Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNGN1)"
    • "Building Cisco Service Provider Next Generation Networks, Part 2 (SPNGN2)"
    • "Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)"
    • "Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE)"

Delegates will learn how to

Learners will gain design, implementation, and verification skills for a MPLS VPN domain capable of multiple customer sites with managed central services and Internet access.

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • 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 Traffic Engineering

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

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