WROU7: MPLS Deployment

3 days
Level of Study


This technical workshop is made up of lectures and hands-on lab exercises to teach both basic and advance concepts of MPLS, MPLS VPN (both L3 & L2), Traffic Engineering Techniques, MPLS network design principles, LDP, and BGP as a signalling protocol etc.

The course includes considerable practical work based on IPv4 as well as IPv6 and router configuration commands.

Target audience

Mid or high-level technical staff of an ISP or enterprise that are involved in day-to-day network operation functions.


It is assumed that participants have a clear understanding of network operations, Internet technologies, the OSI reference model, TCP/IP, and OSPF/IS-IS. They must be fluent in BGP, and/or encouraged to complete one of the APNIC/APRICOT BGP Workshops, and have BGP routing protocol and router operating software (i.e Cisco IOS etc) skills.

Course outline

  • Introduction to MPLS
  • MPLS Label Distribution Protocol
  • MPLS LDP configuration (Lab exercise)
  • MPLS Layer 3 VPN concept & architecture
  • MPLS L3 VPN configuration (Lab exercise)
  • MPLS Layer 2 VPN concept & architecture
  • MPLS Layer 2 VPN configuration (Lab exercise)
  • MPLS traffic engineering
  • MPLS traffic engineering (Lab exercise)

Other requirements

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

Please note

Lab Exercise Module (With 20 Routers Lab):

Module 1: LDP configuration and analysis

Module 2: MPLS L3 VPN configuration:
Site-to-site VPN;
Hub and Spoke VPN;
Shared extranet VPN (Import-RT Map/Export-RT Map tools)

Module 3: MPLS L2 VPN Configuration:
Point-to-point (Pseudowire);
Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) config analysis

Module 4: Traffic engineering tunnel to manipulate IGP path

Certificate of participation is provided upon successful completion of the course.