This training is dedicated to MPLS principles and MPLS implementation in Junos. Students can become familiar with MPLS basics, terminology and principles, as well as with LDP and RSVP operation logic, and MPLS Traffic Engineering principles. Different aspects of MPLS tunnels signaling and management using Juniper Networks equipment are discussed during this training. This training is not about different MPLS-based services (such as MPLS L3 and L2 VPN), but rather about building the MPLS domain itself and traffic management using MPLS TE tunnels.
The training contains a lot of lab tasks, which let students to practice their MPLS skills. Labs are constructed using the most recent and recommended versions of Junos.
The training material is best suited for network engineers involved in maintenance of MPLS domains, built on the Juniper Networks equipment. It is also suitable for network architects, who intend to understand the MPLS operation principles in Junos. Lab tasks let the students to get the basic understanding of MPLS configuration in Junos, as well as they allow a deep dive in LDP and RSVP operations, MPLS tunnel signaling and maintenance and many more. This training will be also useful for everyone who is already familiar with MPLS implementation in other vendors’ equipment and now wants to enlarge his competence with Junos-based MPLS implementation.
Expected students’ skills and knowledge
The training will be most useful for students who are familiar with classic IP routing processes as well as with Internal Gateway Protocols operations. A deep understanding of IGP principles is not required, and the students are also not expected to have any MPLS knowledge and skills. This is because MPLS topics are discussed beginning with very basics and ending with a detailed description of different protocols, algorithms and processes. In order to feel comfortable during labs, the students are expected to have Junos CLI experience.
Chapter 1: Course Introduction.
Chapter 2: MPLS Fundamentals.
- MPLS Foundation.
- MPLS Configuration.
- MPLS Packet Forwarding.
- Lab: MPLS Fundamentals.
Chapter 3: Label Distribution Protocols.
- Label Distribution Protocols.
- Lab: Label Distribution Protocols.
Chapter 4: Routing Table Integration.
- Mapping Next Hops to LSPs.
- Route Resolution Example.
- Route Resolution Summary.
- IGP Passive Versus Next-Hop Self for BGP Destinations.
- Lab: Routing Table Integration.
Chapter 5: Constrained Shortest Path First.
- RSVP Behavior Without CSPF.
- CSPF Algorithm.
- CSPF Tie Breaking.
- Administrative Groups.
- Interarea Traffic Engineered LSPs.
- Lab: CSPF.
Chapter 6: Traffic Protection and LSP Optimization.
- Default Traffic Protection Behavior.
- Primary and Secondary LSPs.
- Fast Reroute.
- RSVP Link Protection.
- LDP LFA and Link Protection.
- LSP Optimization.
- Lab: Traffic Protection.
Chapter 7: Fate Sharing.
- Junos OS Fate Sharing.
- Extended Admin Groups.
- Lab: Fate Sharing.
Chapter 8: Miscellaneous MPLS Features.
- Forwarding Adjacencies.
- Policy Control over LSP Selection.
- LSP Metrics.
- Automatic Bandwidth.
- Container LSPs.
- TTL Handling.
- Explicit Null Configuration.
- MPLS Pings.
- Lab: Miscellaneous MPLS Features.