eROU08: eLearning

MPLS Traffic Engineering

11:00 - 06 December 2017 (UTC + 10)
12:00 - 06 December 2017 (UTC + 10)

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Traffic Engineering (TE) is a technique that helps network operators to manipulate packet flows to attain more uniform distribution of traffic across multiple path. MPLS TE is one of the popular services offered by MPLS technology. This web-class tutorial describes how to enhance IGP path selection process using labels and achieve traffic engineering goal.


  • Free

All eLearning courses are free of charge for participants, with priority given to APNIC Members.

Target audience

This course is aimed at mid / high level technical staff of an ISP or enterprise who are involved in day-to-day network operation functions.


It is assumed that participants have an understanding of the OSI reference model, TCP/IP, MPLS LDP, OSPF, IS-IS routing protocols and router operating software (that is, Cisco IOS etc).

Course outline

  • Overview of MPLS TE
  • Information Distribution
    • Bandwidth
    • Priority
    • TE Metric
    • Information Flooding
  • Path Calculation and Setup
    • Dynamic Option
    • Explicit Option
    • Function of RSVP-TE
  • Forwarding Traffic Down Tunnels
    • Static Route
    • Auto Route
    • Policy Routing

Other requirements

  • Updated web browser with Adobe Flash Player 11 or above
  • Broadband connection running at a minimum of 256kbps or better
  • Headset (to reduce noise)

Maximum number of attendees

50 participants per session