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ICMI-ICMI ICMI - Implementing A Cisco Multicast Infrastructure

Network Training Course Description:
In this course, you will learn how infrastructures are multicast enabled to support the efficiency of multicast business applications and services. Learn to identify Cisco products and protocols required to implement multicast solutions in both local and wide area networks within your enterprise and beyond. You will implement services at each layer of the network to obtain membership to multicast groups in a working environment. Our hands-on labs will give you access to several multicast applications and troubleshooting tools.
Network Training Course Duration:
5 DAYS
Network Training Course Target Audience:
Engineers responsible for designing, implementing, and troubleshooting IPmulticast-enabled networks; IT personnel who may implement streamingvoice/video/data services in an enterprise, including ISPs and those infinancial service enterprises, the health care industry, or cable TV companies;those preparing for the CCIE practical exam.
Network Training Course Prerequisite:
Experience with and ability to configure Cisco routers and LAN switches,Knowledge of the Windows 2000 operating system is helpful
Course Content:

  • 1. IP Multicast Foundation

    • Overview and Outline
    • Chapter Objectives
    • IP Multicast Benefits and Caveats
    • IP Multicast Application Types
    • The Basic Model of IP Multicast
    • IP Multicast Addressing
    • Multicast Sessions - Directory Services
    • Summary
    • Review Questions

  • 2. Function of a Multicast Network

    • Overview and Outline
    • Chapter Objectives
    • Functions of Multicast-Enabled Networks
    • Multicast Distribution Trees and Protocol Types
    • Reporting Group Membership
    • Summary
    • Review Questions

  • 3. Multicast LAN Switch Operation

    • Overview and Outline
    • Chapter Objectives
    • Multicast MAC-Layer Addresses and Switch Forwarding
    • Constraining Multicast Streams on LAN Switch Ports
    • IGMP Snooping Implementation
    • Summary
    • Review Questions

  • 4. PIM Dense Mode

    • Overview and Outline
    • Chapter Objectives
    • PIM Dense Mode Overview
    • PIM Dense Mode Details
    • PIM Dense Mode Configuration and Troubleshooting
    • Summary
    • Review Questions

  • 5. PIM Sparse Mode

    • Overview and Outline
    • Chapter Objectives
    • PIM Dense Sparse Overview
    • PIM State
    • PIM Packet Types
    • PIM SM Joining
    • PIM SM Registering
    • PIM SPT-Switchover
    • PIM SM Pruning
    • PIM Sparse Mode Configuration and Troubleshooting
    • Summary
    • Review Questions

  • 6. PIM-SM Variants

    • Overview and Outline
    • Chapter Objectives
    • Source Specific Multicast
    • Bidirectional PIM
    • Bidirectional PIM Basic Configuration
    • Bidirectional PIM Designated Forwarders
    • Bidirectional PIM Mroute Forwarding State (*, G)
    • Bidirectional PIM Phantom BiDir RPs
    • Summary
    • Review Questions

  • 7. Redundant Rendezvous Points

    • Overview and Outline
    • Chapter ObjectivesConfiguring Redundant Rendezvous Points Using MSDP
    • Redundant RP Configuration and Recommendations
    • Configuring Redundant Rendezvous Points Using Auto RP
    • Configuring Redundant Rendezvous Points Using BSR
    • Combining Anycast RP and Auto-RP
    • Tuning RP Operations
    • Summary
    • Review Questions

  • 8. Administrative Scoping and Filtering of Multicast

    • Overview and Outline
    • Chapter Objectives
    • Multicast Scoping
    • Using Administratively Scoped Zones
    • Summary
    • Review Questions

  • 9. Security, High Availability, and Reliability

    • Overview and Outline
    • Chapter Objectives
    • Advanced Multicast Engineering - Security
    • Advanced Multicast Engineering - High Availability
    • What is Reliable IP Multicast?
    • Pragmatic General Multicast
    • Summary
    • Review Questions

  • 10. WAN, VPN, and MPLS for Multicast

    • Overview and Outline
    • Chapter Objectives
    • Multicast over NBMA Networks
    • Tunneling Multicast over Unicast Networks
    • Multicast with VPNs and MPLS
    • Summary
    • Review Questions

  • 11. Interdomain Multicast with MBGP and MSDP

    • Overview and Outline
    • Chapter Objectives
    • Basic Overview Interdomain Multicast Routing
    • MBGP Configuration
    • MSDP Configuration
    • Summary
    • Review Questions

  • Appendix A. Cisco Security Appliance Command

  • Appendix B. PGM Configuration

  • Appendix C. MSDP RPF Rules

    We have developed additional in-depth labs that complement those recommendedby Cisco. The network core contains a 3550 switch and six routers in a pod andthere may be up to two pods. Our ICMI labs aren't demos-they provide the toolsand real-world scenarios for hands-on practice and learning. All configuration,monitoring, and debugging is done by you.

  • Lab 1: Multicast Applications and Addressing

    Utilize PC multicast applications such as SDR, Whiteboard, Audio, and Videotools to create and view session announcements, join existing multicast groups,understand multicast session parameters and options, and exchange multicastdata.

  • Lab 2: Setup and Configuration

    Wire the lab and utilize the Cisco IOS to configure each router in thestudent group for initial operation. You'll also set up each PC in the group. Toget the idea about IGMP and how it works, you will observe the periodic sendingof IGMP packets in your network before and after the receivers announce theirpresence and when they decide to leave the multicast group.

  • Lab 3: IGMP Configuration and Operation

    Configure IGMP and PIM on the routers and monitor them with IOS commands.Identify addresses used for Session Announcement Protocol, and router interfaceswill join a group. Monitor the effects of IGMP Snooping on the 3350 switch inthis lab.

  • Lab 4: PIM Dense Mode Configuration

    • PIM Pruning and Grafting
    • Join/Prune
    • Grafting
    • PIM Assert
    • PIM Multicast Forwarding Table Timers

  • Lab 5: Sparse Mode Configuration

    Configure PIM Sparse Mode on the routers. Make topology changes with PIMSparse Mode configuration, observe the shared tree, and analyze it withreceivers, no source, and then with a source. Learn to identify the switchoverfrom shared tree to shortest path tree.

  • Lab 6: Source Specific Multicast and Bi-Directional PIM

    Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot PIM Source Specific Multicast andBi-Directional PIM. Apply your knowledge of the IGMP and PIM Sparse mode in areal situation and explore the troubleshooting tools needed in simple IPmulticast solutions.

  • Lab 7: Redundant Rendezvous Points

    Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot Redundant Rendezvous Points configuredstatically with MSDP and with Auto-RP. Apply your knowledge of PIM Sparse mode,MSDP, and Auto-RP in a real situation and explore the troubleshooting toolsneeded in IP multicast solutions. Also, explore configuration using Static MSDPand Auto-RP together.

  • Lab 8: IP Multicast Administrative Scoping

    Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot Administrative Scoping via TTL andMulticast Address.

  • Lab 9: Tunneling Multicast over a Unicast Network

    Configure and troubleshoot multicast tunneling over unicast links. Applylessons learned in the class to design, configure, and troubleshoot real-worldscenarios where ISPs or WAN connections are not multicast enabled.