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ICMv20 Implementing Cisco Multicast v2.0

Network Training Course Description:
The Implementing Cisco Multicast (MCAST) v2.0 course is a five-day instructor-led course covering the fundamentals of IP multicasting, which includes multicast applications, sources, receivers, group management, and IP multicast routing protocols (such as Protocol Independent Multicast, PIM) used within a single administrative domain (intradomain). The issues of switched LAN environments and reliable IP multicasting are covered as well. The course provides technical solutions for simple deployments of IP multicast within a provider or customer network. The curriculum provides the configuration and troubleshooting guidelines for implementation of IP multicast on Cisco routers. The labs provide students with the hands-on experience needed to successfully deploy IP multicast.
Network Training Course Duration:
5 DAYS
Network Training Course Target Audience:
network professionals including System Engineers (SEs),partners,customers
Network Training Course Prerequisite:
Work experience and configuration skills for Cisco routers and LAN switches,Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification: b) Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1 (ICND1) a) Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 2 (ICND2),Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
Course Content:


  • Module 1: IP Multicast Concepts and Technologies

    Lesson 1: Introducing IP Multicast

    • IP Multicast Benefits and Caveats
    • IP Multicast Application Types
    • IP Multicast Addressing
    • Multicast Sessions and Directory Services

  • Lesson 2: Understanding the Multicast Service Model

    • Basic IP Multicast Model
    • Functions of the IP Multicast Network

  • Lesson 3: Defining Multicast Distribution Trees and Forwarding

    • RPF Check
    • Source Distribution Trees
    • Shared Distribution Trees

  • Lesson 4: Reviewing Multicast Protocols

    • Dense Mode
    • Sparse Mode and Variants
    • Multicast Protocols in Interdomain IP Multicasting
    • Reporting Group Membership

  • Module 2: Multicast on the LAN

    Lesson 1: Mapping Layer 3 to Layer 2

    • MAC Layer Multicast Address
    • Internet Group Management Protocol
    • IGMP Version 2
    • IGMP Version 3
    • Configure and Monitor IGMP

  • Lesson 2: Working with Cisco Group Management Protocol

    • Explain Cisco Group Management Protocol
    • Configure and Troubleshoot Cisco Group Management Protocol on Cisco Routers
    • Configure and Troubleshoot Cisco Group Management Protocol on Cisco LAN Switches
    • Identify Cisco Group Management Protocol Implementation Issues

  • Lesson 3: Using IGMP Snooping

    • Explain IGMP Snooping
    • Configure and Troubleshoot IGMP Snooping
    • IGMP Snooping Implementation Issues
    • Introduce RGMP
    • Introduce IGMPv3 Host Stack

  • Module 3: PIM Sparse Mode

    Lesson 1: Introducing Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode

    • PIM-SM Concepts
    • PIM-SM Packets
    • PIM-SM States and Flags

  • Lesson 2: Understanding PIM-SM Protocol Mechanics

    • PIM Neighbor Discovery
    • PIM-SM Forwarding
    • PIM-SM Joining
    • PIM-SM Registering
    • PIM-SM SPT-Switchover
    • PIM-SM Pruning

  • Lesson 3: Using PIM-SM in a Sample Situation

    • PIM-SM State Maintenance
    • PIM-SM Review
    • PIM DM Fallback

  • Lesson 4: Configuring and Monitoring PIM-SM

    • PIM-SM Configuration
    • Configuring Static RPs
    • Debugging PIM-SM

  • Module 4: Rendezvous Point Engineering

    Lesson 1: Identifying RP Distribution Solutions

    • Dynamic RP Information Distribution
    • Auto-RP Mechanism
    • BSR Mechanism
    • Anycast RP

  • Lesson 2: Implementing Auto-RP

    • Configuring the Candidate RPs
    • Configuring the Mapping Agents
    • Tune the Auto-RP
    • Troubleshoot the Auto-RP
    • Constrain the Scope

  • Lesson 3: Using PIMv2 BSR

    • BSR Solution
    • Configure BSR
    • Troubleshoot BSR
    • Constrain the Scope of BSR Message Flooding

  • Lesson 4: Using Anycast RP and MSDP

    • Explain MSDP
    • Distribution Trees in MSDP
    • Configure Basic MSDP
    • Anycast RP Overview
    • Implement Anycast RP

  • Module 5: PIM Sparse Mode Protocol Extensions

    Lesson 1: Introducing Source Specific Multicast

    • SSM Concepts
    • SSM Deployment with IGMPv3

  • Lesson 2: Configuring and Monitoring SSM

    • Configure IGMPv3
    • Configure SSM
    • Introducing SSM Mapping
    • Monitor SSM

  • Lesson 3: Reviewing Bidirectional PIM

    • Bidirectional Multicast Trees
    • PIM-SM Bidirectional Mode Operation
    • Designated Forwarder

  • Lesson 4: Configuring and Monitoring Bidirectional PIM

    • Configure PIM-SM Bidirectional Mode
    • PIM-SM Bidirectional Mode Monitoring

  • Module 6: Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP

    Lesson 1: Introducing MP-BGP

    • BGP Example
    • BGP Fundamentals
    • MP-BGP Overview
    • MP-BGP Update Messages and Capability Negotiation
    • Implementation of MP-BGP

  • Lesson 2: Configuring and Monitoring MP-BGP

    • Configuring MP-BGP
    • Configuring Incongruent BGP Topologies
    • Monitoring MP-BGP

  • Module 7: Interdomain IP Multicast

    Lesson 1: Examining Dynamic Interdomain IP Multicast

    • ISP Requirements to Deploy IP Multicast
    • SSM Role in Interdomain IP Multicast
    • MSDP Role in Interdomain IP Multicast

  • Lesson 2: Explaining Multicast Source Discovery Protocol

    • Using MSDP
    • MSDP Concepts
    • MSDP Peers
    • MSDP Messages
    • MSDP SA Messages

  • Lesson 3: Using MSDP SA Caching

    • MSDP SA Caching Overview
    • MSDP SA Caching Server
    • MSDP SA Caching Client
    • Pseudo MSDP Peer

  • Lesson 4: Configuring and Monitoring MSDP

    • Enabling MSDP
    • Controlling the Distribution of MSDP SA Messages
    • MSDP Configuration Example
    • MSDP MD5 Password Authentication
    • Monitoring and Debugging MSDP

  • Module 8: IP Multicast Security

    Lesson 1: Introducing IP Multicast and Security

    • Threats in a Multicast Environment
    • Securing a Network Element
    • Securing the Network at the Edge
    • PIM and Internal Security

  • Lesson 2: Securing a Multicast Network

    • Securing the Multicast Network
    • Sender Control
    • Receiver Control
    • Admission Control
    • Securing MSDP
    • Using GET VPN to Protect IP Multicast

  • Module 9: Multicast Optimization and High Availability Features

    Lesson 1: Using Multicast Optimization and High Availability Features

    • Monitoring and Maintaining Multicast High Availability Operations (NSF/SSO and ISSU)
    • PIM Triggered Joins
    • Load Splitting IP Multicast Traffic over Equal Cost Multipath (ECMP)

  • Module 10: Applications of Multicast

    Lesson 1: Exploring IP Multicast and Video Applications

    • Examine Situations in Video Applications
    • Design a Solution

  • Lesson 2: Using IP Multicast in Mission-Critical Environments

    • Examine Situations in Mission-Critical Environment
    • Design a Solution
    • Discuss Cisco PGM Implementation

  • Lesson 3: Exploring How Enterprise IT Uses IP Multicasting Globally

    • How Enterprise IT Uses IP Multicasting Globally

  • Lab Outline

    • Lab 2-1: Layer 2 and Layer 3 Multicast
    • Lab 3-1: PIM-SM Protocol Basics
    • Lab 3-2: PIM-SM Protocol Mechanics and Timers
    • Lab 5-1: PIM Sparse-Dense Mode and Manual RP Configuration
    • Lab 5-2: Configuring Dynamic RP Information Distribution
    • Lab 5-3: Bidirectional PIM
    • Lab 5-4: Source Specific Multicast
    • Lab 7-1: Anycast RP, External MP-BGP, and MSDP Peering