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Metro Ethernet Training


Metro Ethernet training course by ENO covers concepts and technologies behind Metro Ethernet including Layer 2 virtual private network (VPN), Ethernet deployment solutions, Ethernet Relay Service (ERS), Ethernet Wire Service (EWS), Ethernet Multipoint Service (EMS), Layer 2 VPNs over Multi protocol Label Switching (MPLS),and combination single and distributed provider edge solutions.

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Related Courses:

Carrier Ethernet Training
Optical Transport Networks Training

Duration:32 days

Audience / Target Group:

This course is intended for the following audiences:Individuals who plan, architect and design Metro Ethernet Switching solutions for service providersIndividuals who implement end-to-end Metro Ethernet Switching servicesIndividuals who deploy networks Metro Ethernet Switching services


Relate the importance of Metro Ethernet Switching to service-provider markets
Describe, plan, configure, and troubleshoot Metro Ethernet deployment solutions
Identify configuration differences between the Layer 2 Metro Ethernet Switching service implementation and Layer 3 MPLS
Implement the features and functions of platforms supported by Metro Ethernet Switching, including VLAN IDs, Spanning Tree, quality of service(QoS) mechanisms, and network resiliency and security
Understand mechanisms for QoS and Security over Metro Ethernet Networks
Understand Ethernet services delivery mechanisms Over MPLS and provider backbone transports

Course Content:

Metro Ethernet Basics

Basics of Ethernet switching
Bridging functions
802.1d Spanning Tree and Rapid Spanning Tree
Ethernet Addressing
Address characteristics
MAC address, ARP and IP
Metro Ethernet Overview
Metro Ethernet Software Features
Metro Ethernet Components
Ethernet Services Model (ESM)
Circuit bonding Circuit emulation over Ethernet
Timing considerations
Virtual LANs (VLANs)
IEEE 802.1Q standard
Q-in-Q (VLAN stacking)
IEEE 802.1ad (Provider Bridges)
Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM)
EFM over fiber
EFM over copper
EFM over passive optical network
Ethernet First Mile
Dense Wave Division Multiplex (DWDM) optical networks
Layer 2 or/and Layer 3 switches or/and routers connected through optical fiber
Ring, hub-and-spoke (star), or full or partial mesh
Ethernet Transport in the form of 10G or 100G speeds
Ethernet on the MAN
Ethernet, Ethernet over SONET/SDH
Ethernet over MPLS

Carrier Ethernet Services

Access, Distribution (Aggregation), Edge and Core Network Deployments
Access Networks
Carrier Ethernet Aggregation
Aggregation Network
Aggregation Nodes
Distribution Nodes
Multiservice Core
IP/MPLS backbone

Overview of Metro Ethernet

What is Metro Ethernet?
Native Ethernet
Ethernet as a Carrier-Grade technology
Ethernet-Based backhaul solutions
Deploying and Maintaining Carrier Ethernet Services Layer 2 virtual private network (VPN)
Ethernet Relay Service (ERS)
Ethernet Wire Service (EWS)
Ethernet Multipoint Service (EMS)
Layer 2 VPNs over Multi protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Single and distributed provider edge solutions
Ethernet over SONET / SDH (EoS)
Link Access Procedure (LAPS)
Over IP and MPLS
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
Virtual Private Wire service (VPWS)
Any Transport over MPLS (AToM)
Layer 2 MPLS VPN (L2VPN)
MPLS Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
Set ingup point-to-point Pseudo Wire Ethernet links
Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)
PLS-TP or MPLS Transport Profile
MPLS as a connection-oriented packet transport networking technology
Penultimate Hop Popping (PHP)
Label-Switched Paths (LSPs) merge
Equal Cost Multi Path (ECMP)
Integration of IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP

Metro Ethernet Service Definitions

Service definitions
Ethernet Private Line (EPL) Service
Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) Service
Ethernet Private LAN (EP-LAN) Service
Ethernet Virtual Private LAN (EVP-LAN) Service
Ethernet Private Tree (EP-TREE) Service
Ethernet Virtual Private Tree (EVP-TREE) Service
Service OAM Requirements
Continuity check
Link trace

Metro Ethernet Transport Methods

Transport for Ethernet – Methods
Resilient Packet Rings (RPR)
Optical Ethernet
High-Speed Ethernet and Other Technologies
10 Gb/s Ethernet
Switched Ethernet
Wireless Ethernet
Aggregation Network Technology
Microwave wireless
IP/MPLS Technology
QoS support
Application in backhaul

Metro Ethernet Network Architecture

Metro Ethernet Services Definitions
Requirements and Framework for Ethernet Service Protection
Circuit Emulation Service Definitions, Framework and Requirements in Metro Ethernet Networks
The Client/Server Layer Network Model
Adaptation & Termination Functions
Relationships between Connection-Oriented vs Connectionless Components
Physical Components
Customer Edge (CE) Equipment
Provider Edge (PE) Equipment
Provider (P) Core Equipment
Network Termination (NT) Equipment
Transport Edge (TE) Equipment

Metro/Carrier Ethernet Backhaul Network Design Considerations

IP network routing/operations
Layer 2 and 3 design aspects
Redundancy in the backhaul network
Availability and resiliency

Metro/Carrier Ethernet Backhaul Network Planning

Network planning overview
Capacity planning issues
Backhaul technology selection criteria
Traffic forecast and modeling
Bandwidth/capacity computation

Metro/Carrier Ethernet Technology and Operations

Key benefits
Circuit over Ethernet
Synchronization over Ethernet
QoS support
Application in backhaul
Ethernet over MPLS
Point-to-Point Ethernet Virtual Circuit Service over MPLS
QoS in Metro Ethernet Services
PTP, EVCS Service
Metro Ethernet Security Issues
Ethernet Virtual Circuit Service with Access to MPLS VPN
Extending VLANs across the Metropolitan Area Network
Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling
Point-to-Point Transparent LANS
Multipoint-to-Multipoint Transparent LAN Service
DPT Fundamentals
EVCS PTP Trunks Single and Distributed Provider Edge Service
Operations, Administration and Management
IEEE 802.1ag and ITU Y.1731 Management solutions
Future Metro Ethernet Services and Features

Pure Metro Ethernet

SONET/SDH-based Metro Ethernet
MPLS-based Metro Ethernet
Pure Ethernet MANs
Layer 2 switches for all of its internal structure
Simple and cheap design
Relatively simple initial configuration
Shared-media network
Transparent tunneling of traffic through the use of Virtual LANs
Point to point circuits
Multipoint to multipoint circuits
VLAN Stacking (also known as VLAN Tunneling)
VLAN Translation
IEEE 8021ad (Provider Bridges)
QinQ or stacked VLANs
IEEE 8021ah (Provider Backbone Bridges) (also known as MAC in MAC or PBB)
IEEE 8021Qay (Provider Backbone Transport) (also known as PBT or PBB-TE)
Provider Backbone Bridging Traffic Engineering (PBBTE)
Spanning-tree, broadcast packets and dynamic
50ms failover features
Shortcomings with a pure non PBT/PBB enabled Ethernet MAN

SONET/SDH-based Metro Ethernet

A SONET/SDH based Ethernet MAN
Transport high-speed Ethernet connections
High level of reliability
Native SDH protection mechanisms
Typical recovery time of 50 ms for severe failures

MPLS-based Metro Ethernet

MPLS in the Service Provider Network
Ethernet interface on Copper
Ethernet interface on fiber
Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) signaling
Resource reSerVation Protocol-Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE)
LDP may be used as Network signaling for the outer label
Restoration mechanisms used in an MPLS based Metro Ethernet Networks
Fast ReRoute-FRR (MPLS local protection)
The main advantages of an MPLS-based Metro Ethernet
End to End OAM

Metro Ethernet Implementation

Building a Network Core
Building an Access Network
Point-to-Point Ethernet virtual connection (EVC): E-Line Service
Multipoint-to-Multipoint EVC: E-LAN Service
Scaling and Extending Ethernet Services
Increasing the Availability of Ethernet Services
Securing a Carrier Ethernet Network
Deploying QoS in a Carrier Ethernet Network
Managing Services in a Carrier Ethernet Network
Building a hub-and-spoke access network, building an Ethernet-to-the-X (ETTX) access ring
Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service
Virtual Private Line (EVPL) service
E-LAN services
TLS using VPLS, configure EVCS using VPLS, configure EVCS using H-VPLS
VPLS autodiscovery using BGP
H-VPLS with VPLS autodiscovery MPLS Overview
Implementing Service #1-Point-to-Point Ethernet
Virtual Circuit Service over MPLS Intra-autonomous system pseudowire switching
Implementing QoS for Service #1-PTP, EVCS Service
Implementing Service #3-Ethernet Virtual Circuit Service with Access to MPLS VPN
Pseudo wire redundancy to redundant CPEs
Implement security
Implement QoS

Overview of MPLS-TP (Transport Profile of MPLS)

Transport like Operation
Static provisioning via NMS as a default
Dynamic provisioning optional via control plane respectively
Traffic Engineering rules
Transport like OAM using in-band OAM channels
Support performance monitoring for SLA verification
Alarms and AIS
Transport-like Resilience
Sub 50ms protection
Linear protection
Ring protection

Advanced Topics

Pseudo Wire Emulation edge to edge (PWE3)PE-POP Aggregation with VLAN trunks
PE-CLE with VLAN trunks
CoS on PTP, EVCS Service
Security for the PTP, EVCS Service
EVCS with Access to MPLS VPN
BGP Route Filtering
Intra- Autonomous System MPLS VPNs
MPLS Traffic Engineering
QoS, Timing and SLA
End-to-end QoS support
Timing and synchronization
OAM and performance metrics
SLA administration and monitoring
Design and implement end-to-end Metro Ethernet Switching services

Industry Players

Service Providers

The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Standards

MEF Virtual Private Wire Services (VPWS) services
Ethernet Private Line (EPL)
Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL)
Virtual Private Line Service (VPLS) or Ethernet LAN (E-LAN) service
E-Line also known as Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS)
Virtual Leased Line (VLL), Point-to-Point
Ethernet Private Wire Service (EPVS)
E-LAN also known as Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS)
Transparent LAN Services and MultiPoint-to-MultiPoint
E-TREE or Rooted-MultiPoint High Speed Internet access and IP/VPN access

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