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 16.1R3.10, but are also applicable to other MX Series devices.
Before taking this course, 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) (15501), Junos Routing Essentials (JRE), and Junos Intermediate Routing (JIR) (PT15503) courses prior to attending this class.
2 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course benefits individuals responsible for configuring and monitoring devices running the Junos OS.
- Course Introduction
- MPLS Fundamentals
- Label Distribution Protocols
- Routing Table Integration
- Constrained Shortest Path First
- Traffic Protection and LSP Optimization
- Fate Sharing
- Miscellaneous MPLS Features