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MPLS QoS

This is a specially crafted curriculum to prepare industry experienced network professionals, so that they can design, implement and troubleshoot high-end network in service provider domain. In this course, the focus is on MPLS implementations and QoS strategy, which ones are the most essential technologies for large scale enterprise or service provider environment.

Prerequisites

CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNP Routing and Knowledge of BGP/ 3-5 years of experience in handling enterprise network.

MULTI PROTOCOL LABEL SWITCHING (MPLS)

MPLS Overview

  • Unicast IP Forwarding in Traditional IP Networks
  • Overview of MPLS Forwarding
  • MPLS Terminology
  • MPLS Control and DATA Plane Components
  • MPLS operation
  • Penultimate Hop Popping (PHP)
  • Frame Mode MPLS

MPLS Architecture and LDP Configuration

  • Introducing MPLS Labels and Label Stacking
  • Label Switch Router and LSP
  • Label Distribution Protocols
  • LDP Operation and Configurations
  • Targeted LDP Session
  • LDP Autoconfiguration and LDP-IGP Synchronization
  • IP Lookup versus Label Lookup
  • Implicit and Explicit NULL Label
  • TTL Behavior of Labeled Packets
  • MPLS MTU

Basic MPLS VPN Overview and Configuration

  • Introduction to MPLS VPN
  • Overlay and Peer to Peer VPN Model
  • Architectural Overview of MPLS VPN
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
  • Route Distinguisher (RD )
  • BGP Extended Community
  • Route Target Export and Import (RT)

PE-CE Routing- Static & RIP

  • Static PE-CE Routing Overview
  • Static PE-CE routing configuration and Verification
  • RIP v2 PE-CE Routing Configuration and Verification

PE-CE Routing Protocol- OSPF

  • Traditional OSPF Routing Model
  • MPLS VPN or OSPF super backbone Concept
  • OSPF Route propagation using MPLS VPN super backbone
  • OSPF Down bit and Domain Tag
  • OSPF Backdoor and Sham Link
  • Configuration and Verification

PE-CE Routing Protocol- EIGRP

  • EIGRP Route Propagation
  • Routing Loops and Suboptimal Routing
  • BGP cost Community Feature
  • EIGRP Site of Origin (SoO) Attribute
  • Configurations and Verification

Implementing BGP in MPLS VPN

  • BGP PE-CE Routing Protocol Overview
  • Implementing Route Reflectors in MPLS VPN Networks
  • Hub and Spoke MPLS VPN sites using Unique AS Numbers
  • Hub and Spoke MPLS VPN sites using Same AS Numbers
  • Configuration and Verification

Inter-Provider VPN (Inter AS)

  • Overview of Inter-Provider VPN
  • Inter-Provider VPN using Back to Back VRF Method
  • Inter-Provider VPN using VPNV4 exchange
  • Inter-Provider VPN using Multi Hop VPNv4 Exchange

Carrier Supporting Carriers (CSC)

  • Carrier Supporting Carrier Overview
  • Deployment Scenarios with CSC

Internet Access from MPLS VPN

  • VPN Internet Access Topologies
  • Internet Access Implementation Methods
  • Internet Access through the Global Routing Table
  • Internet Access Through a Central VRF Site

Any Transport over MPLS (ATOM)

  • Introduction to Layer 2 VPN
  • Understanding the need for ATOM
  • Pseudo Wire Reference Model
  • Transporting Layer 2 Frames
  • Label Exchange in ATOM
  • Configuration and Verification

Implementing VPN with L2TPv3

  • Layer 2 Tunneling protocol Overview
  • Configuring L2TPv3 Tunnel for Layer2 VPN

Troubleshooting MPLS Networks

  • Verifying Label switched path
  • Traceroute in MPLS networks
  • TTL Behavior in MPLS networks
  • Label Aware ICMP
  • MPLS ip TTL-Expiration pop command
  • Debug MPLS Packets

Quality of Service (QoS)

Introduction to QoS

  • The Need for QoS
  • Understanding QoS
  • Implementing QoS

The Building Blocks of QoS

  • Models for Implementing
  • Integrated Services Model
  • Differentiated Services Model
  • QoS Mechanisms

MQC and Cisco AutoQoS

  • MQC
  • Cisco AutoQoS VoIP
  • Cisco AutoQoS for the Enterprise

Classification and Marking

  • Using MQC for Classification
  • Using MQC for Class-Based Marking
  • Using NBAR for Classification
  • Configuring QoS Preclassify
  • Configuring QoS Policy Propagation via BGP
  • Configuring LAN Classification and Marking
  • QoS in the Life of a Packet

Congestion Management

  • Queuing
  • Queuing Implementations
  • Configuring FIFO and WFQ
  • Configuring CBWFQ and LLQ
  • Configuring LAN Congestion Management

Congestion Avoidance

  • RED
  • Configuring Class-Based Weighted RED
  • Configuring Explicit Congestion Notification

Traffic Policing and Shaping

  • Configuring Class-Based Policing
  • Configuring Class-Based Shaping
  • Configuring Class-Based Shaping on Frame Relay Interfaces
  • Frame Relay Voice-Adaptive Traffic Shaping and Fragmentation

Link Efficiency Mechanisms

  • Configuring Class-Based Header
  • Compression
  • Configuring Link Fragmentation and Interleaving

QoS Best Practices

  • Traffic Classification Best Practices
  • Deploying End-to-End QoS
  • Providing QoS for Security