This two-day course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation on Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). After introducing concepts such as MPLS forwarding and the structure of the MPLS header, the course will delve into the configuration and operation of the two main label distribution protocols, RSVP and LDP.
Special emphasis is given to the central topics of traffic engineering and MPLS traffic protection, including fast reroute, link/node protection, and LDP loop-free alternate. The concepts are put into practice with a series of in-depth hands-on labs, which will allow participants to gain experience in configuring and monitoring MPLS on Junos OS devices.
These hands-on labs utilize Juniper Networks vMX Series devices using the Junos OS Release 19.2R1.8, but are also applicable to other MX Series devices.
Who should attend
This course benefits individuals responsible for configuring and monitoring devices running the Junos OS.
Students should have intermediate-level networking knowledge and should be familiar with the Junos OS command-line interface (CLI). Students should also attend the Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS), Junos Intermediate Routing (JIR), and Junos Service Provider Switching (JSPX) courses prior to attending this class.
What you will learn
• Describe the history and rationale for MPLS, as well as its basic terminology.
• Describe the configuration and verification of MPLS forwarding.
• Describe the functionalities and operation of RSVP and LDP.
• Configure and verify RSVP-signaled and LDP-signaled LSPs.
• Describe the default Junos OS MPLS traffic engineering behavior.
• Describe administrative groups and how they can be used to influence path selection.
• Describe the default traffic protection behavior of RSVP-signaled LSPs.
• Explain the use of primary and secondary LSPs.
• Describe the operation and configuration of fast reroute.
• Describe the operation and configuration of link and node protection.
• Describe the operation and configuration of LDP loop-free alternate.
• Describe the LSP optimization options.
• Explain LSP priority and preemption.
• Describe the behavior of fate sharing.
• Explain how extended admin groups can be used to influence path selection.
• Explain the purpose of several miscellaneous MPLS features.
It can take up to 48 hours (working days) before this course can be made available.