NZNOG 2017 Workshop

APNIC MPLS Workshop - Monday 23 January to Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Cost : $150

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This technical workshop is made up of lectures and hands-on lab exercises to teach both basic and advance concepts of MPLS, MPLS VPN (both L3 & L2), Traffic Engineering Techniques, MPLS network design principles, LDP, and BGP as a signalling protocol etc.The course includes considerable practical work based on IPv4 as well as IPv6 and router configuration commands.

Target Audience:

Mid or high-level technical staff of an ISP or enterprise that are involved in day-to-day network operation functions.


It is assumed that participants have a clear understanding of network operations, Internet technologies, the OSI reference model, TCP/IP, and OSPF/IS-IS. They must be fluent in BGP, and/or encouraged to complete one of the APNIC/APRICOT/SANOG/bdNOG BGP Workshops, and have BGP routing protocol and router operating software (i.e Cisco IOS etc) skills.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to MPLS
  • MPLS Label Distribution Protocol
  • MPLS LDP configuration (Lab exercise)
  • MPLS Layer 3 VPN concept & architecture
  • MPLS L3 VPN configuration (Lab exercise)
  • MPLS Layer 2 VPN concept & architecture
  • MPLS Layer 2 VPN configuration (Lab exercise)
  • MPLS traffic engineering
  • MPLS traffic engineering (Lab exercise)
  • IPv6 and MPLS VPN (6VPE/6PE)
  • InterAS L3 VPN service

Module 1:

  • LDP configuration and analysis

Module 2:

  • MPLS L3 VPN configuration:
  • Site-to-site VPN;
  • Hub and Spoke VPN;
  • Shared extranet VPN (Import-RT Map/Export-RT Map tools);
  • 6vPE & 6PE.

Module 3:

  • MPLS L2 VPN Configuration:
  • Point-to-point (Pseudowire);
  • Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) config analysis.

Module 4:

  • Traffic engineering tunnel to manipulate IGP path