MPLS v3.0 Zero-to-Hero

MPLS v3.0 Zero-to-Hero

Course Fee: $3499.00

Course Description:

The Micronics MPLS v3.0 Zero-to-Hero Course takes on a journey that starts from the very origins of MPLS and takes the student to the most modern additions to the paradigm including EVPN and Segment Routing (SR). MPLS is discussed in-depth starting from the most basic levels before the course goes on to build upon that solid foundation. The goal of the course is not just to teach MPLS implementation but to impart a deep conceptual understanding of MPLS. The course runs for 6 consecutive Saturdays.

The class is a combination of lectures followed by detailed demonstrations of the technologies discussed. The format is vendor agnostic and the demos are performed on IOS-XE, IOS-XR and Junos devices.


Prerequisite Knowledge:

There are no formal prerequisites for MPLS Zero-to-Hero, but we recommend you have an understanding of IP routing and IP routing protocols at CCNP level.


Course Delivery Method:

This boot camp is delivered online through Webex.


Boot Camp Hours:

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM US Central Time Zone Saturdays Only.

Course Outline

Basic MPLS Concepts

  • MPLS Labels
  • Label Spaceso Per-Interfaceo Per-Platform
  • MPLS Label Operationso Push
    o Pop
    o Swap
    o Penultimate Hop Popping
  • Label Stacks High Level Overview
  • Identifying MPLS Applications

MPLS Data Plane and Static Mapping

  • MPLS “Instructions” and Lookup o Anatomy of a Label
  • MPLS Data Structures
    o MPLS Label Information Base (LIB)
    o MPLS Label Forwarding Information Base (LFIB)
  • MPLS Static Binding
  • Changes to Packet Forwarding with MPLSo A BGP-Free Core

MPLS Label Distribution Principles

  • Label Distribution Modes
  • Unsolicited Downstreamo Downstream-on-Demand
  • Label Retention Modeso Liberal
  • Conservative

Dynamic Label Distribution with LDP

  • Introduction to Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
  • LDP Neighbor Discoveryo The Subtly Important LDP Router IDo The Equally Important LDP Transport Address
  • LDP Session Establishment
  • LDP Label Binding Advertisement and Receptiono LDP and LFIB Interaction
  • LDP Optimizationo LDP-IGP Synchronization o LDP Session Protection

MPLS Traffic Engineering with RSVP

  • Constraint Shortest Path First (CSPF)
  • RSVP Fundamentalso Important TLVs
  • RSVP and CSPF
  • RSVP and MPLS LSPs (TE Tunnels)
  • TE Forwarding in Junos
  • TE Forwarding in IOS/IOS-XR

Segment Routing with MPLS (SR-MPLS)

  • The Problem with LDP – The Need for SR
  • SR basicso SR-MPLS Paradigm
  • Label Spaces vs. Global Label Problem Definitiono Segment Routing Global Block
  • Segment Routing Identifierso Adjacency Segment Identifier (Adj-SID)o Prefix Segment Identifier (Prefix-SID)
  • Segment Routing and Equal Cost Multi-Path (ECMP)
  • Loop-Free Alternates (LFA)
  • Local LFA
  • Remote LFA
  • Topology Independent LFA (TI-LFA)
  • Segment Routing Traffic Engineering (SR-TE)
  • Segment Routing On-Demand Next Hops (SR-ODN)

Segment Routing and Link-State IGPs

  • Benefits of Segment Routing
  • IGP vs LDP for Label Distribution
  • IS-IS SR Extensions Deep Dive

Implementing MPLS Data Plane on Network Devices


Implementing MPLS-SR Control Plane on Network Devices

  • MPLS-SR with IS-IS/OSPF on Junos

Monitoring and Troubleshooting MPLS Data Plane

  • MPLS-SR verification and debugging on IOS-XE
  • MPLS-SR verification and debugging on IOS-XR
  • MPLS-SR verification and traceoptions on Junos
  • MPLS Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM)o MPLS OAM on IOS-XE, IOS-XR and Junos

MPLS-SR Common Issues

  • MPLS-SR common issues on IOS-XE, IOS-XR and Junos

Lab Establishing the Core MPLS Environment

  • Establish SP Core Segment Routing with IS-IS

MPLS VPNs Introduction

  • What are Virtual Private Networks (Non-MPLS)
  • Label as a Tunnel
  • Service Labelso Service Label based VPNs
  • VPN Routing and Forwarding instances (VRFs)o PE-CE Routing
  • VRF-Lite based VPNs

MPLS Layer 3 VPNs (L3VPN)

  • Introduction to Multiprotocol BGP o PE-PE Routingo BGP-free Core (P Routers)
  • Overlapping Customer IP Address Spaceo Effect outside VRFs
  • Effect on Best-Path Selection o Route-Distinguishers (RDs)
  • Constrained Customer Route Distribution o Route-Target Ext-Comm
  • Scalable VPN-Packet Forwarding in MPLS Core o Route-Labels

MPLS Layer 2 VPNS (L2VPN) Introduction

  • L2VPNs vs L3VPNs
  • VPLS

Ethernet VPNs (EVPNs)

  • Brave New World of Ethernet VPNS (EVPNS)
  • E-LINE
  • E-LAN
  • VPLS
  • EVPN

Hierarchical VPNs

  • Inter-AS/Inter-Provider VPNs o Option Ao Option B o Option AB o Option C
  • Carrier Supporting Carriers (CSC)
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