09:00 - 23 January 2017
17:30 - 25 January 2017
New Zealand

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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.

  • This workshop is being delivered at NZNOG 2017
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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/SANOG/bdNOG 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)
  • IPv6 and MPLS VPN (6VPE/6PE)
  • InterAS L3 VPN service

Other requirements

Participants are advised to bring their own laptop computers for hands-on lab exercises.