Live eTutorial: IS-IS Operations

13:00 - 18 February 2021
16:30 - 18 February 2021
Time shown in UTC +10:00

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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.

Target audience

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:

Course outline

  • Shortest Path First logic
  • Neighbour discovery
  • Link State operation
  • IS-IS addressing
  • IS-IS hierarchy
  • IS-IS design considerations

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.

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 rviews@route-views.oregon-ix.net

Local Contact

APNIC Training
Email: training@apnic.net