IP AND MPLS TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
- MPLS stands for “Multiprotocol Label Switching”. In an MPLS network, incoming packets are assigned a “label” by a “label edge router (LER)”.
- Packets are forwarded along a “label switch path (LSP)” where each “label switch router (LSR)” makes forwarding decisions based solely on the contents of the label.
- Label Switch Paths (LSPs) are established by network operators for a variety of purposes, such as to guarantee a certain level of performance, to route around network congestion, or to create IP tunnels for network-based virtual private networks.
- MPLS network is widely deployed & used by all the service providers.
Instructor -led training with Lab session, Conducted on regular and fast track program. Contact us.
What you will gain?
After completing this course, the participant will understand about:
- The person will develop an understanding of the MPLS technology, which is quickly becoming the core routing protocol within telecommunications networks.
- Concepts and application of MPLS network
- Real world MPLS VPN, TE and QoS.
- Degree in engineering from ECE / CS /IT/ EEE /E&I with basic knowledge on IP network is recommended. Candidates with CCNA/ CCNP and Networking experience are encouraged to join the course.
Who should attend?
- Any professional seeking an overview of MPLS and traffic engineering in IP / MPLS domain.
Excellent lab facility is available with Cisco routers and switches for MPLS setup. Simulation tools are also available for testing and configurations.
1. What is MPLS?
- IP fundamentals
- Challenges for new IP centric networks
- Limitations of traditional IP networking
- Achieving QoS
- Understanding the fundamentals
- Proprietary approaches to MPLS
- Basic MPLS operation
- MPLS Terminology
- Forwarding Equivalence Class
- Label encoding, distribution and binding
- Traffic Engineering: The need for Constrained and Explicit Routes – Label Distribution and signaling
- Routing of LSPs
2. Label distribution methods
- RSVP as a label distribution protocol
- MPLS extensions to RSVP
- Label distribution and binding with RSVP
- The Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) and CR-LDP
- LDP operation
- Label Retention modes
- Comparison of RSVP and LDP
3. MPLS Architecture
- MPLS Operation
- MPLS Node Architecture
- MPLS Elements
- Loop Survival, Detection, and Prevention in MPLS
4. A comparison of Frame Relay, ATM and MPLS
- Integration of IP and ATM
- Challenges Faced by Service Providers
- Frame Relay and MPLS
- Label Ranges and processing
- Label Distribution
- Hybrid Switches
- Multipoint and VC merging
- ATM and MPLS
- Mapping to ATM QoS
5. MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE)
- Overview of Traffic Engineering
- MPLS Traffic Engineering Elements
- MPLS Traffic Engineering Configuration
- LSP Path determination
- Explicit routes and constraint based routing
- Fast Re-routing: Taking account of Network Failures
- MPLS deployment “Edge or Core”
- ATM and Traffic Engineering
- Unequal-Cost Load Balancing via Metric Manipulation
- Advantages of MPLS Traffic Engineering
6. Advanced MPLS topics
- MPLS Design and Implementation
- ATM-based MPLS VPNs using WAN-switched ATM LSRs
- Implement MPLS traffic engineering
- Real-world MPLS VPNs, TE, and QoS
- Case studies and configuration examples
- Network management issues
- Multiprotocol Lambda Switching
- MPLS VPN
- Voice over MPLS
- MPLS management
- What is GMPLS