Junos MPLS Fundamentals

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Junos MPLS Fundamentals Training Course Overview

In this three-day course, students will gain the expertise needed to design, implement, and troubleshoot key aspects of contemporary MPLS deployments within real-world service provider networks. The curriculum extensively covers RSVP and LDP protocols, with a new appendix introducing MPLS segment routing. Topics include MPLS data plane intricacies, RSVP bandwidth management, prioritization, backup and local repair paths, RSVP LSP optimization, and comprehensive exploration of LDP, encompassing configuration, enhancements, and best practices. This course equips participants to navigate MPLS complexities with confidence in service provider production environments.

Intended Audience For Junos MPLS Fundamentals Training

  • Network Engineers and Administrators
  • Network Architects
  • Service Provider Personnel
  • Telecommunications Professionals
  • System Integrators
  • Network Designers
  • IT Managers and Decision-Makers
  • Network Security Professionals

Learning objectives for the Junos MPLS Fundamentals training course

  • Explain the reasons MPLS was originally created, and the applications offered
    by label-switched paths.
  • Describe the structure of an MPLS label, the mechanics of the data plane, and
    the protocols that can advertise labels.
  • Configure static LSPs, verify the routing tables they populate, and explain the
    label actions these LSPs perform.
  • Explain the purpose and advantages of RSVP, then configure a service provider
    network to host RSVP LSPs.
  • Configure and verify a basic RSVP label-switched path.
  • Explain the purpose of the MPLS traffic engineering database, and create LSPs
    that use this database to calculate a path.
  • Explain the purpose of RSVP bandwidth reservations, and how to configure an
    LSP to reserve bandwidth.
  • Explain the use-cases for RSVP LSP priority levels, and configure different
    priority levels of a variety of LSPs.
  • Explain how the Constrained Shortest-Path First algorithm can calculate trafficengineered paths.
  • Explain the messages involved in tearing down, rerouting, and maintaining LSPs
    and RSVP sessions.
  • Describe how primary and secondary paths can be used in times of link and
    node failure.
  • Describe the advantages of RSVP local repair paths, and how to configure the
    one-to-one method of local repair, otherwise known as fast reroute.
  • Explain the mechanics, configuration, and verification of facility backup,
    otherwise known as link protection and node-link protection.
  • Explain how RSVP LSPs can automatically find and signal better, more optimal
  • Explain how LSPs can gracefully move traffic to new paths with no downtime
    to the user.
  • Explain the mechanics by which LDP creates a full mesh of label-switched
  • Configure and verify a basic LDP deployment in a service provider network.
  • Describe some important LDP enhancements and best practices that increase
    the integrity of real-world LDP deployments.
  • Explain how to configure LDP to advertise labels for more than just a router’s
  • Explain how segment routing differs from RSVP and LDP, and configure
    segment routing as a replacement for LDP.

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Benefits of taking the Junos MPLS Fundamentals training

  • Comprehensive MPLS Understanding:
    • Gain a comprehensive understanding of MPLS concepts, protocols, and implementations within the Junos operating system.
  • Practical Configuration Skills:
    • Develop practical skills in configuring and managing MPLS networks using Juniper devices, providing hands-on experience in real-world scenarios.
  • Efficient Traffic Engineering:
    • Learn techniques for efficient traffic engineering and optimization through MPLS, enhancing network performance and resource utilization.
  • Scalability and Flexibility:
    • Understand how MPLS provides scalability and flexibility in network design, accommodating the evolving needs of modern networks.
  • Service Provider Applications:
    • Explore MPLS applications in service provider networks, including MPLS Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs, enabling the delivery of diverse and advanced services.
  • Junos OS-Specific Implementations:
    • Acquire knowledge of Junos OS-specific implementations related to MPLS, ensuring proficiency in Juniper’s networking ecosystem.
  • Hands-On Labs:
    • Engage in hands-on labs and practical exercises that reinforce theoretical concepts, providing valuable experience in configuring and managing MPLS networks.
  • Troubleshooting Skills:
    • Develop troubleshooting skills specific to MPLS, enabling the identification and resolution of issues in MPLS networks efficiently.
  • Stay Current with Juniper Technologies:
    • Stay informed about the latest advancements in Juniper MPLS technologies, ensuring that skills remain relevant in dynamic networking environments.
  • Preparation for Certifications:
    • The training may serve as excellent preparation for relevant Juniper certifications, validating expertise in MPLS networking.

Junos MPLS Fundamentals Training Course Modules

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Overview of the course and its objectives.

Module 2: MPLS—Introduction

  • BGP remote next-hop mechanics and hop-by-hop forwarding.
  • Historical motivations for MPLS.
  • Alternative modern use cases for MPLS.

Module 3: MPLS—The Mechanics

  • How labels are built and flow between routers.
  • End-to-end data plane of a packet across a label-switched path.
  • Summary of the four primary protocols building label-switched paths.

Module 4: MPLS—Static LSPs and the Forwarding Plane

  • Configuration of service provider’s edge and core devices for MPLS.
  • Configuration of headend router of an LSP and its impact on the router’s inet.3 table.
  • Configuration of transit routers and verification of their mpls.0 tables.
  • Lab 1: Static LSPs and the Forwarding Plane.

Module 5: RSVP—Introduction

  • Purpose, features, and advantages of RSVP.
  • Configuration of a service provider network for hosting RSVP label-switched paths.

Module 6: RSVP—Configuring A Basic LSP

  • Configuration and verification of an RSVP label-switched path following the metrically best path.
  • Explanation of MPLS self-ping.
  • How an RSVP LSP is signaled and created.

Module 7: RSVP—The Traffic Engineering Database

  • Purpose of IS-IS/OSPF traffic engineering extensions.
  • Configuration and verification of an LSP using the traffic engineering database.
  • Impact of loose and strict hops on an LSP.
  • Lab 2: RSVP LSPs.

Module 8: RSVP—LSP Bandwidth Reservation

  • Use cases for RSVP bandwidth reservations and the Path message objects.
  • Configuration of LSP bandwidth reservations and verification of advertised reservations.

Module 9: RSVP—LSP Priorities

  • Problems caused by RSVP LSP bandwidth reservations and the solution offered by priority levels.
  • Default RSVP LSP priority levels, configuration of alternative settings, and LSP soft preemption.
  • Lab 3: RSVP—LSP Bandwidth and Priorities.

Module 10: RSVP—Constrained Shortest Path First, and Admin Groups

  • CSPF algorithm, its tie breakers, and configuration and verification of admin groups on LSPs.

Module 11: RSVP—LSP Failures, Errors, and Session Maintenance

  • Events leading to LSP teardown and RSVP messages causing it.
  • Evolution of RSVP from a soft-state to a reliable stateful protocol.

Module 12: RSVP—Primary and Secondary Paths

  • Use cases and configuration for primary and secondary paths.
  • Benefits and trade-offs of standby secondary paths.
  • Advantage of pre-installing backup paths to the forwarding table.
  • Lab 4: RSVP—Primary and Secondary Paths.

Module 13: RSVP—Local Repair, Part 1—One-to-One Backup or Fast Reroute

  • Downtime caused by link or node failure and reduction through local repair paths.
  • Mechanics of the one-to-one backup method and configuration and verification of one-to-one backup.

Module 14: RSVP—Local Repair, Part 2—One-to-One Backup or Fast Reroute

  • Demonstration of downtime reduction through local repair paths.
  • Mechanics of the one-to-one backup method.
  • Configuration and verification of one-to-one backup.
  • Lab 5: RSVP—One-to-One Backup and Facility Backup.

Module 15: RSVP—LSP Optimization

  • Description of the LSP optimization algorithm and its configuration.

Module 16: RSVP—Make-Before-Break and Adaptive

  • Description of the make-before-break mechanic and features using this mechanic by default.
  • Prevention of double-counting of bandwidth through shared explicit signaling and its configuration.

Module 17: LDP—The Label Distribution Protocol

  • Key features, advantages, and trade-offs of LDP.
  • Methods by which LDP generates and advertises MPLS labels.

Module 18: LDP—Configuration

  • Configuration of basic LDP deployment.
  • Description of the protocol messages generated by this configuration.
  • Verification of interface messages, sessions, and labels.

Module 19: LDP—Enhancements and Best Practices

  • Explanation of LDP-IGP Synchronization feature.
  • Alteration of BGP next-hop resolution process in LDP.
  • Configuration of session protection to improve LDP integrity during network failure.

Module 20: LDP—Egress, Import, and Export Policies

  • Configuration and verification of LDP egress policies.
  • Configuration and verification of LDP import and export policies.
  • Lab 6: LDP—Label Distribution Protocol.

Module A: Appendix: Segment Routing

  • Additional information on Segment Routing.

Junos MPLS Fundamentals Training Course Prerequisites

  • Strong general TCP/IP knowledge;
  • knowledge of Junos OS to the JNCIA-Junos
    certification level; and
  • Knowledge of routing and switching to the
    JNCIS-SP certification level.
  • The following courses or equivalent knowledge:
    o Getting Started with Networking online course
    o Introduction to the Junos Operating System
    o Junos Intermediate Routing course
    o Junos Enterprise Switching course, Junos
    Service Provider Switching course, or both

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