IS-IS is a widely used IGP (interior gateway protocol) in both enterprise and service provider networks.
This tutorial will cover how link state protocols work in general, the different IS-IS packet types, IS-IS neighbour discovery, and IS-IS best path selection. We will also discuss best practices around what routing information should be carried in IS-IS.
This online tutorial is fee-free.
Technical Operations staff who are building or operating a service provider or enterprise network.
It is assumed that participants have a basic understanding of network operations, Internet technologies, OSI reference model, TCP/IP and how to use a router command line interface.
We recommend the following Academy course be completed before the start of the tutorial:
- Routing Basics: https://academy.apnic.net/en/course/routing-basics/
- Shortest Path First logic
- Neighbour discovery
- Link State operation
- IS-IS addressing
- IS-IS hierarchy
- IS-IS design considerations
Participants are advised to bring their own laptop computers with high-speed Wi-Fi (802.11a/g/n/ac) and administrative access to system.
Software: SSH Client, Telnet Client
Confirm Secure SHell (SSH) is allowed from the office or home network to access the lab infrastructure? Test ssh connectivity, try to connect to route-views.oregon-ix.net. For example from the CLI type: ssh email@example.com