This Course is available in the following format:
Traffic Engineering for Multimedia Networks Training – Hands-on
This Traffic Engineering for Multimedia Networks Training course includes an intensive two-day long tutorial followed by a full day of workshop activity. You will begin by understanding the key concepts and techniques of traffic engineering. With Traffic Engineering for Multimedia Networks Training, you will then learn to apply those techniques to the traffic engineering of QoS-aware multimedia networks. We will conclude with a day of exercises using actual network simulation tools. The exercises will be carefully chosen to reinforce what you learned in the first two days of the Traffic Engineering for Multimedia Networks Training course.
To be able to participate in the hands-on activities, please bring a wireless-enabled laptop to the class. If using a company computer, please make sure beforehand that you have full administrative rights to install new software on the computer. The Traffic Engineering for Multimedia Networks Training course relies heavily on instructor/class interaction and lab exercises to make sure that you get the most out of this class and can apply the material back on your job. So come prepared to ask questions and dig into the discussions and labs.
• If you are familiar with some aspects of this course, 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.
What You Will Learn:
Upon completing this Traffic Engineering for Multimedia Networks Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:
• Understand the concepts, math, and techniques of traffic engineering
• Determine the requirements for the various types of multimedia traffic
• Understand the difference between QoS and QoE
• Optimize the QoS and QoE for various traffic types
• Balance the requirements of real time and unidirectional data, audio and video
• Design for engineered networks vs big bandwidth networks
• Use real-time QoS and QoE measurements to provide a feedback loop for network performance improvement
Traffic Engineering for Multimedia Networks Training – Course Syllabus:
Day 1: Traffic Engineering Concepts
Traffic Engineering Techniques
◾Access and Admission
Traffic Distributions and Metrics
◾Busy Hour Traffic (BHT) Measurement
◾Busy Hour Call Attempts (BHCA)
“Best Effort” Metrics
◾Traffic Engineering Focus PointsAccess
Doing The Math
◾Grade of Service (GoS)
◾Quality of Service (QoS)
◾The ErlangsErlang B
◾Extended Erlang B Calculation (EEB)
◾Equivalent Queue, Extended Erlang B (EQEEB)
◾Traffic Engineering Exercise
Group and/or individual exercise: Engineering access and backbone for basic enterprise network environment. Objective is to size access for optimum QoS/QoE and price/cost trade-offs.
Day 2: Applying the Traffic Engineering Toolkit
◾Data and Voice
◾Data, Voice, and Video
Services and Class of Service (CoS)
◾Service Level Agreements (SLAs)Availability
◾SLA Importance and Use
◾PrioritizationIP CoS / DiffServ (Differentiated Services)
◾802.1 p/q (LAN Switching Prioritization and VLAN)
◾Weighted Fair Queuing/Class Based Weighted
◾Fair Queueing (WFQ/CBWFQ)
◾Low Latency Queueing (LLQ/DLLQ)
◾Priority Queueing (PQ)
◾Frame Relay Priority PVCs and RTP Priority
◾Intserv / RSVP (IP Reservation Protocol)
◾Other Representative Techniques
◾Bandwidth Reservation (VoDSL)
◾TDM Bandwidth Reservation (Packet Cable)
◾MPLS / gMPLS
◾Multimedia Traffic Engineering Exercise
Day 3: Hands-On Traffic Engineering
Automated network design and traffic engineering tools will be used in a “real world” scenario to model and simulate a multimedia IP network. The exercise will allow the participants to experiment on their own and run “what-if” type scenarios optimizing different aspects of network performance influenced by traffic engineering. Periodic milestones will be marked by group lab debriefs during which participants will share their ongoing progress. There are three levels of Hands-On Traffic Engineering labs geared to the experience and knowledge level of the learner. All learners will have a common debrief regardless of the level of difficulty of their lab exercise.