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MPLS Fundamentals

Video Description

More than 7 Hours of Expert Video Instruction

Overview
MPLS is a key technology for service providers and large enterprises seeking to streamline network management, improve scalability, and simplify migration to newer designs. The MPLS Fundamentals LiveLessons video training course offers more than 7 hours of expert instruction on MPLS network protocols, services, deployment, and operation.

Presented by a Cisco technical leader who provides advanced MPLS support to leading service providers, MPLS Fundamentals LiveLessons provides a strong foundation of knowledge for working with MPLS in any environment. Luc De Ghein explains how and why MPLS works, covering MPLS advantages, architecture, protocols, packet forwarding, VPNs, traffic engineering, segment routing, QoS, troubleshooting, and more.

De Ghein’s 11 well-organized lessons and more than 40 concise sublessons explore real examples, sample output, and easy-to-follow concept teaching and demos. This is the perfect course to learn MPLS from the ground up, or to supplement your existing knowledge with the most up-to-date training available from the world’s foremost MPLS expert. Whatever your role in running MPLS networks, MPLS Fundamentals LiveLessons will help you get the results you’re looking for.

Coverage includes
  • The key problems MPLS solves, and how it solves them
  • Essential MPLS services, architecture, and building blocks
  • How label distribution works and forwarding tables are built
  • Using label stacking, router label operations, and TTL
  • Understanding LDP discovery, sessions, and LIB/LFIB forwarding tables
  • Establishing MPLS Layer 3 VPNs from start to finish
  • Routing between core and customer routers
  • Establishing Internet connections and provisioning IPv6 services
  • Delivering Inter-Autonomous System services with MPLS VPN Layer 3
  • Working with MPLS VPN Layer 2: both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint
  • Performing MPLS traffic engineering
  • Using segment routing to simplify growing networks
  • Propagating Quality of Service (QoS) information throughout MPLS networks

About the Instructor

Luc De Ghein, CCIE No. 1897, has served as a Cisco TAC (Technical Assistance Center) engineer for 21 years, supporting MPLS, IP multicast, and other routing protocols. He is currently a Cisco TAC Technical Leader for these technologies and for the service provider community. A distinguished Cisco Live speaker, he also runs advanced networking labs for customers and partners. He is author of the book MPLS Fundamentals.

Skill Level
All levels

Learn How To
  • Deploy and operate MPLS networks
  • Explore an MPLS network’s architecture and building blocks
  • Perform core MPLS tasks with Cisco IOS or IOS-XR commands
  • Control label operations and distribution
  • Implement Layer 3 VPNs, the most popular MPLS service
  • Choose the best way to provide Layer 3 Inter-Autonomous System services
  • Apply powerful new MPLS segment routing techniques
  • Use traffic engineering to optimize network efficiency and reduce cost
  • Take full advantage of RSVP and Fast ReRoute link, node, and path protection
  • Support QoS transport with DiffServ tunneling
  • Troubleshoot MPLS forwarding with ping and traceroute
  • Master MPLS topics on CCIE Routing & Switching and Service Provider exams
Who Should Take This Course
Any networking professional or IT engineer who works with MPLS in service provider or enterprise environments, and all network professionals studying for the CCIE Routing & Switching or Service Provider exam.

Course Requirements
Requires basic knowledge of routing and routing protocols.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. MPLS Fundamentals: Introduction 00:01:54
  2. Lesson 1: Introduction
    1. Topics 00:00:25
    2. 1.1 Benefits of MPLS 00:09:53
  3. Lesson 2: MPLS Architecture
    1. Topics 00:00:27
    2. 2.1 MPLS Labels, LSPs, and FECs 00:06:38
    3. 2.2 Label Distribution Protocols 00:06:26
    4. 2.3 Label Distribution Modes 00:10:54
    5. 2.4 Label Forwarding Instance Base (LFIB) 00:09:57
  4. Lesson 3: Forwarding Labeled Packets
    1. Topics 00:00:24
    2. 3.1 Label Stack 00:04:37
    3. 3.2 Forwarding with Labels 00:11:26
    4. 3.3 Reserved Labels: Range and Values 00:09:19
    5. 3.4 Reserved Labels: Demo 00:04:31
    6. 3.5 TTL Handling 00:08:32
  5. Lesson 4: Label Distribution Protocol
    1. Topics 00:00:52
    2. 4.1 LDP Operation: Basics, Building Blocks, and Messages 00:07:01
    3. 4.2 LDP Operation: Creating LFIB Entries, Creating LSPS, and Targeted LDP Sessions 00:06:13
    4. 4.3 LDP Operation: Demo 00:04:32
    5. 4.4 Label Advertisement Control 00:03:01
    6. 4.5 LDP Session Protection 00:08:05
  6. Lesson 5: MPLS VPN Layer 3
    1. Topics 00:01:04
    2. 5.1 Introduction to MPLS VPN 00:05:51
    3. 5.2 Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) 00:04:09
    4. 5.3 Route Advertisement: Building Blocks 00:07:53
    5. 5.4 Route Advertisement: Route Propagation and VPN Extranet 00:06:14
    6. 5.5 Route Advertisement: Demo 00:03:26
    7. 5.6 Packet Forwarding 00:09:40
    8. 5.7 PE-CE Routing Protocols 00:13:53
    9. 5.8 PE-CE Routing Protocols: Demo 00:05:24
    10. 5.9 Internet Access and Multi-VRF CE (VRF Light) 00:08:40
    11. 5.10 6PE 00:10:51
    12. 5.11 6VPE 00:09:51
  7. Lesson 6: Inter-Autonomous MPLS VPN
    1. Topics 00:00:32
    2. 6.1 Inter-AS MPLS VPN Option A 00:03:57
    3. 6.2 Inter-AS MPLS VPN Option B: Mechanics 00:09:19
    4. 6.3 Inter-AS MPLS VPN Option B: Demo 00:04:16
    5. 6.4 Inter-AS MPLS VPN Option C: Mechanics 00:07:32
    6. 6.5 Inter-AS MPLS VPN Option C: Demo 00:07:08
    7. 6.6 Inter-AS MPLS VPN Carrier’s Carrier 00:10:34
  8. Lesson 7: MPLS VPN Layer 2
    1. Topics 00:00:41
    2. 7.1 MPLS VPN Layer 2: Architecture and Fundamental Concepts 00:14:15
    3. 7.2 MPLS VPN Layer 2: Point-to-Point Services Demo 00:06:36
    4. 7.3 Point-to-Point vs Point-to-Multipoint 00:09:18
    5. 7.4 MPLS VPN Layer 2: Point-to-Multipoint Services Demo 00:07:42
  9. Lesson 8: Traffic Engineering
    1. Topics 00:01:02
    2. 8.1 Why Traffic Engineering 00:05:59
    3. 8.2 Distribution of TE Information (IGP): Fundamental Concepts 00:10:49
    4. 8.3 Distribution of TE Information (IGP): Demo 00:06:24
    5. 8.4 RSVP: PATH and Resv Messages 00:06:58
    6. 8.5 RSVP: Signaling and Special Messages 00:07:02
    7. 8.6 RSVP: Demo 00:06:52
    8. 8.7 Routing and Cost of TE LSP 00:09:43
    9. 8.8 Forwarding onto TE LSPs 00:11:02
    10. 8.9 Fast ReRoute (FRR) 00:08:26
    11. 8.10 FRR Link Protection 00:10:00
    12. 8.11 FRR Node Protection 00:09:03
    13. 8.12 FRR Path Protection 00:03:15
    14. 8.13 MPLS TE and MPLS VPN 00:05:57
  10. Lesson 9: MPLS Segment Routing
    1. Topics 00:00:33
    2. 9.1 Overview of Segment Routing 00:04:32
    3. 9.2 IGP and Label Distribution: Fundamental Concepts 00:04:17
    4. 9.3 IGP and Label Distribution: Demo 00:07:44
    5. 9.4 Traffic Engineering with Segment Routing 00:11:16
    6. 9.5 Controllers 00:05:06
  11. Lesson 10: MPLS QoS Modes
    1. Topics 00:00:28
    2. 10.1 Uniform, Short Pipe, Pipe Modes 00:12:02
  12. Lesson 11: Troubleshooting MPLS Networks
    1. Topics 00:00:31
    2. 11.1 Ping and Traceroute in an MPLS Network 00:07:35
    3. 11.2 Applying Traceroute in MPLS Networks 00:08:59
  13. Summary
    1. MPLS Fundamentals: Summary 00:00:53