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MPLSENT-ENSPMPLS MPLS ENT - Enterprise Networks over Service Provider MPLS

Network Training Course Description:
As MPLS-based networks become more competitively priced, migrating from FrameRelay connections to MPLS backbones makes sense. However, to fully optimize andtake advantage of the MPLS-based backbone, you must understand the fullimplications of the migration, including BGP requirements and Quality of Service(QoS) issues. In this course, we condensed the information from three separatecourses into a single, focused week in which you'll cover the topics necessaryto plan, design, configure, and manage this new topology. You will discover and explore the concepts and requirements of an enterprisenetwork that is migrating from Frame Relay connections to an MPLS-based serviceprovider. You'll get an overview of BGP, focusing on enterprise networkrequirements. Then, you'll cover MPLS/VPN and QoS and examine how the MPLSnetwork topology impacts the Enterprise QoS SLAs.
Network Training Course Duration:
5 DAYS
Network Training Course Target Audience:
Individuals interested in replacing legacy enterprise WAN networks with BGP over MPLS
Network Training Course Prerequisite:
CCNA or equivalent knowledge,ROUTE or equivalent knowledge
Course Content:

  • 1. BGP

    • Establishing BGP Sessions
    • BGP Path Attributes
    • BGP Routes
      • Processing
      • Using Static Routes
      • Using Route-Maps
      • Influencing BGP Route Selection with Weights
    • Basic Configuration
    • Monitoring and Troubleshooting
    • Using Multihomed BGP Networks
    • Using AS-Path Filters
    • Using Prefix-Lists
    • Implementing Changes
    • Setting Local Preference
    • Using AS-Path Prepend
    • Using MED
    • Using Communities
    • Customer-to-Provider Connectivity
      • Connecting to Single Service Provider
      • Connecting to Multiple Service Providers
    • Using Peer Groups
    • Route Dampening

  • 2. MPLS

    • Basic Concepts
    • Labels and Label Stacks
      • Label Distribution
    • MPLS VPN
      • Architecture
      • Routing
      • Forwarding Packets
    • Configuring BGP between the PE and CE
    • Managed MPLS Services

  • 3. QoS

    • The Need for QoS
    • IP QoS
    • Models and Mechanisms
    • Differentiated Services
    • Packets
      • High-Priority vs. Low-Priority
      • Classification and Marking
    • NBAR
    • Queuing
      • FIFO and WFQ
      • CBWFQ and LLQ
    • Congestion Avoidance
    • WRED
      • CB-WRED
    • Policing and Shaping

  • Lab 1: Network Setup

    Establish physical connectivity between the student routers, configure IPaddressing, enable an Interior Routing Protocol, and verify routing among thestudent routers.

  • Lab 2: Configuring EBGP Peerings

    Create two EBGP peerings, advertise networks into BGP, and redistribute your IGPinto BGP. Observe the effects of BGP auto-summarization and summarize your pod'sroutes to your external neighbor.

  • Lab 3: Configuring IBGP Peerings

    Configure an IBGP peering with the other edge router in your pod, simulating anetwork with redundancy and giving a backup path in case there are problems withyour other external path. Learn peering with loopback interfaces, the effect ofBGP synchronization, and BGP next-hop behavior. Examine the effects ofmultihoming on path selection, both internally and on the external neighbors.

  • Lab 4: Using AS-Path Filters and Regular Expressions

    Filter updates to the external routers and manipulate path selection between theexternal peers using a combination of AS-path filters and regular expressions.

  • Lab 5: Using Prefix Lists

    Implement a policy on routes that your AS accepts and advertises. Filter theroutes advertised to your autonomous system by using prefix lists applied torouting updates from your external neighbors.

  • Lab 6: Soft Reconfiguration and Route Refresh

    Explore less disruptive ways to make your BGP policy take effect other thanclearing your peer relationships. Monitor and verify the actions of BGP RouteRefresh and configure BGP soft inbound reconfiguration.

  • Lab 7: Configuring the Weight Attribute

    Set a policy on individual routers using the Weight attribute in order tocontrol BGP path selection on those routers. Configure a second BGP peering foreach of your BGP routers, then set a weight value for routes received from eachEBGP neighbor, and monitor the resulting path choice.

  • Lab 8: Configuring the Local Preference Attribute

    Set a policy that affects your entire autonomous system using the LocalPreference attribute to control BGP path selection by all routers with yourautonomous system.

  • Lab 9: AS-Path Prepending

    Use AS-Path Prepending to influence the BGP path chosen by other routers in theInternet for traffic bound for your AS. Configure AS-Path Prepending in order tomake one path into your AS look more attractive than the other.

  • Lab 10: Configuring the MED

    Use the MED attribute to influence the BGP path selection by routers inneighboring autonomous systems for traffic bound to your autonomous system.

  • Lab 11: Using the Community Attribute

    Explore ways of using the Community attribute to tag routes. Configure the useof that attribute in setting local preference BGP policies within yourautonomous system.

  • Lab 6: Soft Reconfiguration and Route Refresh

    Explore less disruptive ways to make your BGP policy take effect other than clearing your peer relationships. Monitor and verify the actions of BGP Route Refresh and configure BGP soft inbound reconfiguration.

  • Lab 7: Configuring the Weight Attribute

    In this exercise, you will set a policy on individual routers using the Weight attribute in order to control BGP path selection on those routers. Configure a second BGP peering for each of your BGP routers, then set a weight value for routes received from each EBGP neighbor, and monitor the resulting path choice.

  • Lab 8: Configuring the Local Preference Attribute

    Set a policy that affects your entire autonomous system using the Local Preference attribute to control BGP path selection by all routers with your autonomous system.

  • Lab 9: AS-Path Prepending

    Use AS-Path Prepending to influence the BGP path chosen by other routers in the Internet for traffic bound for your AS. Configure AS-Path Prepending in order to make one path into your AS look more attractive than the other.

  • Lab 10: Configuring the Multi-Exit Discriminator (MED) Attribute

    Use the MED attribute to influence the BGP path selection by routers in neighboring autonomous systems for traffic bound to your autonomous system.

  • Lab 11: Using the Community Attribute

    Explore ways of using the Community attribute to tag routes. Configure the use of that attribute in setting local preference BGP policies within your autonomous system.