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Implementing Cisco MPLS (MPLS)

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About this Course

Implementing Cisco MPLS v3.0 provides you with a solid introduction to Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and covers installation, migration, operation, and inspection/troubleshooting. This course delivers an informative overview of MPLS and deployment of MPLS on VPN to include models, diversity, implementation, flexibility and troubleshooting of MPLS VPNs.

Who should attend

  • Network administrators
  • Network and/or System engineers
  • Network managers
  • Systems engineers involved in implementation of MPLS and MPLS traffic engineering

Class Prerequisites

What You Will Learn

  • Describe MPLS features and how MPLS labels are assigned and distributed
  • 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 can be used to implement managed services and internet access
  • Describe the various internet access implementations that are available and the benefits and drawbacks of each model
  • Describe the tasks and commands that are necessary to implement MPLS TE

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Outline: Implementing Cisco MPLS (MPLS)

Module 1: MPLS Concepts

  • Introducing basic MPLS concepts
  • MPLS labels and label stack
  • Identifying MPLS applications

Module 2: Label Assignment and Distribution

  • Discovering LDP neighbors
  • Introducing typical label distribution in Frame-Mode MPLS
  • Convergence in Frame-Mode MPLS

Module 3: Frame-Mode MPLS Implementation on Cisco IOS Platforms

  • CEF 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

Module 4: MPLS Virtual Private Network Technology

  • Virtual Private Networks
  • MPLS VPN Architecture
  • MPLS Virtual routing model
  • Forwarding MPLS VPN packets

Module 5: MPLS VPN Implementation

  • Using MPLS VPN Mechanisms of Cisco IOS Platforms
  • Configuring an MP-BGP session between PE routers
  • Configuring VRF tables
  • 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

Module 6: Complex MPLS VPNs

  • Overlapping VPNs
  • Central Services VPNs
  • Introducing Managed CE routers service

Module 7: Internet Access and MPLS VPNs

  • Combining internet access with MPLS VPNs
  • Implementing internet access in the MPLS VPN environment

Module 8: MPLS Traffic Engineering Overview

  • MPLS traffic engineering components
  • MPLS traffic engineering operations
  • Configuring MPLS traffic engineering on Cisco IOS platforms
  • Monitoring basic MPLS TE on Cisco IOS Platforms


  • Implement the service provider’s and customer’s IP addressing and IGP routing
  • Implement the core MPLS environment in the service provider network
  • Implement EIGRP based VPNs
  • Implement OSPF Based MPLS VPNs
  • Implement BGP based MPLS VPNs
  • Implement MPLS traffic engineering
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  • United States: US$ 3,795
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 38 CLC
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