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MPLS Pseudowires, VPNs and VPLS

Key Information

  • Level: Advanced (Level 3)
  • Duration: 2 Day Course
  • Delivery: Instructor led with demos
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Familiarity with the operation of IP and/or ATM and MPLS networks is useful but not required.

Outline and Objectives:

MPLS-based VPNs have largely replaced traditional point-to-point VPN services such as Frame Relay over the last several years, and there is much interest in the new MPLS-based VLAN services. This course gives a comprehensive treatment of both approaches, and also deals with design and implementation issues such as controlling VPN topology, scalability and resilience of VLAN services, and defining and implementing end-to-end quality of service.

Who Should Attend:

This course is aimed at IT staff in customer organizations, product managers, engineers, operations staff in service provider organizations, and anyone who needs to understand in detail the architecture, operation and design of MPLS VPNs and MPLS VPLS, and how these are typically integrated in real-world networks.

Course Contents:

  • IP Core Technology Review
  • MPLS Core Technology Review
  • MPLS IP-VPN Architecture
  • VRFs and MP-BGP for Customer Routing
  • Route Targets to control VPN Topology
  • Routing Options between Provider and Customer
  • Internet and Extranet Implementations
  • Scaling MPLS VPNs using BGP Route Reflectors
  • MPLS Design and Implementation Issues
  • MPLS VPLS Architecture
  • Spanning Tree Variants in MPLS VPLS
  • Integration of Metro Ethernet and VPLS
  • QoS Techniques in MPLS Networks

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