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.
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.
- 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)
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
Lab Exercise Module (With 20 Routers Lab):
Module 1: LDP configuration and analysis
Module 2: MPLS L3 VPN configuration:
Hub and Spoke VPN;
Shared extranet VPN (Import-RT Map/Export-RT Map tools)
Module 3: MPLS L2 VPN Configuration:
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.