Traditional IP packet forwarding analyzes the destination IP address
contained in the network layer header of each packet as the packet
travels from its source to its ﬁnal destination. A router analyzes the
destination IP address independently at each hop in the network.
Dynamic routing protocols or static conﬁguration builds the database
needed to analyze the destination IP address (the routing table). The
process of implementing traditional IP routing also is called
hop-by-hop destination-based unicast routing.
MPLS has evolved to address some of the concerns of the limitations of
traditional IP routing and also address some of the key requirements
from a services perspective. Previously Frame Relay and ATM based
services were a choice for VPN services. However Frame Relay and ATM
services were not able to offer differentiated services based on
applications such as voice over IP, IP based Video Conferencing and
other emerging applications. MPLS addresses some of these concerns.
MPLS provides a number of services such as IPv4/IPv6 based L3 MPLS
VPNs, L2 MPLS VPNs and Traffic Engineering. MPLS has provided some
excellent solutions for Layer 3 and Layer 2 VPNs, which are widely
used in today’s Service Provider networks.
- History of IP Routing and MPLS Evolution
- MPLS Basic concepts and standards
- MPLS Label Distribution Protocol
- IPv4 Layer 3 MPLS VPNs
- Layer 2 MPLS VPNs (Only theory)
- MPLS Traffic Engineering (Only theory)
- Track 1: Tuesday 15th - Friday 18th July
This course is designed for network engineers in service providers or
enterprises involved in the deployment of MPLS based services.
It is assumed that participants have a good understanding of
networking fundamentals with good knowledge of IP Routing Protocols
such as RIPv2, OSPF, ISIS and Multi-Protocol BGP. Those who have
attended previous IPv4, IPv6 Routing Workshops of APNIC with find this
very suitable understanding MPLS in detail.
It is highly recommended that participants bring their own
laptop computers (At least Pentium 4, 1gb Ram, DVD drive, with
administrative access to system) to practice the lessons learned
during the workshops. It is recommended that the participants have
putty or Secure CRT or any good terminal application for the lab.
- Nurul Islam Roman APNIC,
- Sheryl slam Roman APNIC,
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workshop materials (27Mbytes).