MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) is a mechanism that forwards traffic based on labels instead of IP headers. This workshop will provide an overview of MPLS architecture, VPN service models, traffic engineering and implementation techniques, through a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises.
Technical staff who are building or operating a service provider or enterprise network with international and/or multi-provider connectivity, involved in day to day network operations and engaged in providing customers solutions pre and post sales.
It is assumed that participants have good understanding of following:
- How IP Routing works
- IGP (IS-IS/OSPF) & BGP
- Basic understanding of IPv6 protocol
- VPN concepts
- Router architecture (control plane and data plane)
- Familiar with router command line interface
Academy resources to be completed before start of workshop:
- MPLS and its architecture
- Label forwarding mechanism
- MPLS VPN Service Models
- How to implement layer 2/3 MPLS VPN
- How to carry IPv6 over MPLS
- MPLS traffic engineering
Participants are advised to bring their own laptop computers with high-speed Wi-Fi (802.11a/g/n/ac) and administrative access to system. It is also recommended that laptops have Intel i5 or i7 processor, >=8GB of RAM and 30GB of free hard disk space.
Maximum number of attendees
40 participants per workshop.
Certificate of participation is provided upon successful completion of the course.