Implementing Cisco MPLS Training v3.0 (MPLS)

Implementing Cisco MPLS Training v3.0 (MPLS)

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Course Overview:

Implementing Cisco MPLS Training v3.0 (MPLS) – Hands-on

This Implementing Cisco MPLS Training v3.0 (MPLS) course is designed to introduce you to MPLS concepts, installation, migration, operation, inspection, and troubleshooting. You’ll start with an overview of MPLS and its operation, after which you’ll concentrate on MPLS Virtual Private Network (VPN) deployment. The MPLS fundamentals covered in this Implementing Cisco MPLS Training v3.0 (MPLS) class will provide the theory and hands-on knowledge to implement, integrate, and deploy an MPLS infrastructure. The MPLS VPN lecture and labs will cover the models, diversity, implementation, troubleshooting, and flexibility of MPLS VPNs.

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of Implementing Cisco MPLS Training v3.0 (MPLS), we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Implementing Cisco MPLS Training v3.0 (MPLS) course:

• Network administrators
• Network and/or System engineers
• Network managers
• Systems engineers involved in implementation of MPLS and MPLS traffic engineering

Related Courses:

Cisco IPv6 Fundamentals, Design & Deployment v3.0 Training (IP6FD)
Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks v2.0 Training (TSHOOT)

Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Implementing Cisco MPLS Training v3.0 (MPLS) course are as follows:

• BGP – Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers v4.0

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this Implementing Cisco MPLS Training v3.0 (MPLS) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

Describe MPLS features and 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 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

Implementing Cisco MPLS Training v3.0 (MPLS) – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: MPLS Concepts

Introducing basic MPLS concepts
MPLS labels and label stack
Identifying MPLS applications

Module 2: Label Assignment and Distribution

Discovering LDP neighbors
Introducing typical label distribution in Frame-Mode MPLS
Convergence in Frame-Mode MPLS

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

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

Module 4: MPLS Virtual Private Network Technology

Virtual Private Networks
MPLS VPN Architecture
MPLS Virtual routing model
Forwarding MPLS VPN packets

Module 5: 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

Module 6: Complex MPLS VPNs

Overlapping VPNs
Central Services VPNs
Introducing Managed CE routers service

Module 7: Internet Access and MPLS VPNs

Combining internet access with MPLS VPNs
Implementing internet access in the MPLS VPN environment

Module 8: MPLS Traffic Engineering Overview

MPLS traffic engineering components
MPLS traffic engineering operations
Configuring MPLS traffic engineering on Cisco IOS platforms
Monitoring basic MPLS TE on Cisco IOS Platforms


Lab 1: Configure an IP Routed Network
Establish the Service Provider IGP Routing Environment.
Lab 2: Enabling MPLS in the Core Environment
Perform initial configuration of MPLS on routers.
Lab 3: Initial MPLS VPN Setup
Configure and verify MP-BGP and VRFs tables.
Lab 4: Running EIGRP Between the PE and CE Routers
Turn on an EIGRP VPN.
Lab 5: Running OSPF Between the PE and CE Routers
Turn on an OSPF VPN.
Lab 6: Running BGP Between the PE and CE Routers
Turn on a BGP VPN. Configure the primary and backup BGP links.
Lab 7: Configuring Overlapping VPNs
Enable overlapping VPNs between multiple VPN clients.
Lab 8: Merging Service Providers
Enable MPLS with a central core device and migrate the MPLS core to IS-IS. Enable route reflectors in the core.
Lab 9: Enabling Common Services VPNs
Configure a Network Management VPN and establish connectivity between the NMS VRF and other VRFs.
Lab 10: Configuring Central Site Internet Connectivity with an MPLS VPN
Establish routing connectivity between the customer and Internet routers.
Lab 11: Implementing Basic MPLS Traffic Engineering
Establish basic MPLS TE in an MPLS VPN network environment.

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