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Introduction

Implementing Cisco
MPLS

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Module Objectives:
MPLS Technology
Upon completion of this module, you
will be able to:
• Identify the drawbacks of traditional IP routing
• Describe basic MPLS concepts and label switch
router (LSR ) types
• Explain the role of label distribution protocol
(LDP) in MPLS and describe various label
distribution techniques
• Describe the impact of route summarization on
MPLS
• Describe loop detection and prevention in MPLS
networks
• Configure MPLS on Cisco IOS platforms
• Configure MPLS on ATM interfaces
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Module Objectives:
MPLS VPN Technology
Upon completion of this module, you will be
able to:
• Identify major VPN technologies and topologies
and their characteristics and usage scenarios
• Position MPLS VPN in comparison with other
peer-to-peer VPN implementations
• Describe major architectural blocks of MPLS
VPN
• Describe MPLS VPN routing model and packet
forwarding
• Configure MPLS VPN on Cisco IOS platforms
• Configure Routing Information Protocol (RIP),
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and Border
Gateway Protocol (BGP) as provider edge-
customer edge (PE-CE) routing protocols
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Module Objectives
MPLS VPN Solutions

Upon completion of this module,


you
will be able to:
• Design and implement various MPLS VPN
topologies
• Connect your VPN customers to the
Internet
• Design and implement MPLS VPN
backbone
• Build large-scale MPLS VPN backbones
• Develop a migration strategy toward
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Prerequisites

Successful completion
of: Recommended:
• Building Scalable Cisco
Internetworks (BSCI) • Configuring BGP on
Cisco Routers
(CBCR)
• Cisco Certified
Networking
Professional
(CCNP™) or Cisco
Certified
Implementing Internetwork Expert
Cisco MPLS
(MPLS) (CCIE™)
certification In-
depth OSPF or IS-IS
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Participant Role

Student role
• Meet prerequisites
• Introduce yourself
• Ask and answer questions

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Welcome: Please
Introduce Yourself

• Your name and work location


• Your job responsibilities
• Your internetworking
experience
• Your objectives for this week

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General Administration

Class-related: Facilities-related:
• Sign-in sheet • Rest rooms
• Length and times • Site emergency
procedures
• Participant
• Break and lunch
materials room locations
• Attire • Communications

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Sources of Information

• Student kit


www.cisco.co
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• CD-ROMs

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• Cisco Press MPLS v1.0—1-9
Course Syllabus

MPLS MPLS VPN MPLS VPN


Technology Technology Solutions

MPLS Concepts MPLS VPN MPLS VPN


Technology Topologies

MPLS Label Internet


Assignment and MPLS VPN Access from a
Distribution Implementation VPN
on Cisco IOS
Advanced MPLS Platforms MPLS VPN
Technology Design
Guidelines
Running OSPF
Frame-Mode Inside a VPN Large-Scale
MPLS MPLS VPN
Implementation Deployment
on Cisco IOS
Platforms MPLS VPN
Cell-Mode MPLS Migration
Implementation Strategies
on Cisco IOS
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