Cisco® Implementing Cisco® MPLS v3.0 (MPLS)



This course is designed to introduce you to MPLS concepts, installation, migration, operation, inspection, and troubleshooting. You’ll start with an overview of MPLS and its operation, after which you’ll concentrate on MPLS Virtual Private Network (VPN) deployment. The MPLS fundamentals covered in this class will provide the theory and hands-on knowledge to implement, integrate, and deploy an MPLS infrastructure. The MPLS VPN lecture and labs will cover the models, diversity, implementation, troubleshooting, and flexibility of MPLS VPNs.

Audience Profile

  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee

Prerequisite(s) Recommended

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course include the following:

  • Knowledge and skill level equal to Cisco CCNA® certification
  • Knowledge and experience of the implementation and verification of routing technologies as offered by the ROUTE course or equivalent skills and knowledge
  • Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers course or equivalent skills and knowledge

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Configure and troubleshoot frame-mode MPLS on Cisco IOS platforms
  • Describe the MPLS peer-to-peer architecture and explain the routing and packet-forwarding model in this architecture
  • Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot VPN operations
  • Describe how the MPLS VPN model can be used to implement managed services and Internet access
  • Describe the tasks and commands that are necessary to implement MPLS TE Technical

Features of the Course include the following:

  • MPLS Labels and Label Stack
  • LDP Neighbors
  • VRF Tables
  • MPLS TE MPLS is part of the CCIP track (MPLS exam is 642-611 MPLS)

Course Outline

Course Outline

Module 1: MPLS Features
• Describing Basic MPLS Concepts
• Describing MPLS Labels and Label Stack
• Identifying MPLS

Module 2: Label Assignment and Distribution
• Discovering LDP Neighbors
• Describing Typical Label Distribution in Frame-Model MPLS
• Describing Convergence in a Frame-Mode MPLS
Lab: Establishing the Service Provider IGP Routing Environment

Module 3: Frame-Mode MPLS Implementation on Cisco IOS Platforms
• Using Cisco Express Forwarding Switching
• Configuring Frame-Mode MPLS on Cisco IOS Platforms
• Monitoring Frame-Mode MPLS on Cisco IOS Platforms
• Troubleshooting Frame-Mode MPLS on Cisco IOS Platforms
Lab: Establishing the Core MPLS Environment

Module 4: MPLS Virtual Private Network Technology
• Introducing Virtual Private Networks
• Introducing MPLS VPN Architecture
• Introducing the MPLS VPN Routing Model
• Forwarding MPLS VPN Packets

Module 5: MPLS VPN Implementation
• Using MPLS VPN Mechanisms of Cisco IOS Platforms
• Configuring VRF Tables
• Configuring an MP-BGP Session Between PE Routers
• Configuring Small-Scale Routing Protocols Between PE and CE Routers
• Monitoring MPLS VPN Operations
• Configuring OSPF as the Routing Protocol Between PE and CE Routers
• Configuring BGP as the Routing Protocol Between PE and CE Routers
• Troubleshooting MPLS VPNs
Lab: Configuring Initial MPLS VPN Setup
Lab: Running EIGRP Between PE and CE Routers
Lab: Running OSPF Between PE and CE Routers
Lab: Running BGP Between PE and CE Routers

Module 6: Complex MPLS VPNs
• Introducing Overlapping VPNs
• Introducing Central Services VPNs
• Using Advanced VRF Import and Export Features
• Introducing the Managed CE Routers Service
Lab: Establishing Overlapping VPNs
Lab: Merging Service Providers
Lab: Establishing a Common Services VPN

Module 7: Internet Access and MPLS VPNs
• Combining Internet Access with MPLS VPNs
• Implementing Separate Internet Access and VPN Services
• Implementing Internet Access as a Separate VPN
Lab: Establishing Central Site Internet Connectivity with an MPLS VPN

Module 8: MPLS Traffic Engineering Overview
• Introducing Traffic Engineering Concepts
• Understanding MPLS TE Components
• Configuring MPLS Traffic Engineering on Cisco IOS Platforms
• Monitoring Basic MPLS TE on Cisco IOS Platforms
Lab: Implementing Basic MPLS TE

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