SPEDGE - Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services v1.2

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Description

In this course, you will learn how to implement Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) within their networks and how to enable service provider point of presence (POP) to provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs. Through hands-on labs, you will gain practical skills on deploying Cisco IOS/IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR features to operate and support service provider network.

This course helps you prepare for Exam 642-889 SPEDGE, which is needed for CCNP Service Provider certification.

Audience

  • Network administrators, engineers, and managers who would like to implement MPLS VPN service in their networks
  • Systems engineers
  • Individuals preparing for CCNP Service Provider certification

Prerequisites

    Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and Cisco IOS XR software configuration

Learning Objectives

  • VPN technologies used in the service provider environment
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN peer-to-peer architecture
  • Steps to provide MPLS Layer 3 VPN service in service provider networks
  • Use the MPLS Layer 3 VPN model to implement managed services and Internet access
  • Layer 2 VPNs and Ethernet services
  • Traffic policing and shaping, including token bucket, dual token bucket, and dual-rate policing

1. VPN Technologies

  • Introduction to VPNs
    • VPN Implementation Models
    • Benefits and Drawbacks
  • Introducing MPLS VPNs
    • MPLS VPN Architecture, Route Distinguishers (RDs), Route Targets (RTs), and Virtual Routing Tables
    • End-to-End Routing Update Flow
    • VPN Label Propagation between PE Routers and the MPLS VPN End-to-End Forwarding Mechanism

2. MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

  • Implementing MPLS Layer 3 VPN Backbones
    • Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
    • Enable VRF
    • Enable MP-BGP
  • Deploying Basic Routing in MPLS VPNs
    • Per VRF Static Routes
    • Static Route PE-CE Routing Sessions
    • RIP PE-CE Routing Sessions
    • EIGRP PE-CE Routing Sessions
  • Connecting Customers Using BGP or OSPF
    • Configuring an OSPFv2 PE-CE Routing Session
    • Configuring an OSPFv3 PE-CE Routing Session
    • Configuring a BGP PE-CE Routing Session
    • Troubleshooting MPLS VPNs

3. Special Connectivity in MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

  • Special Connectivity in MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
    • Central Service VPNs and Advanced VRF Features
    • Managed CE Router Service
  • Implementing Internet Access and MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
    • Common Customer Internet Connectivity Scenarios
    • Design Models for Combining Internet Access with MPLS Layer 3 VPN Services
    • Implementing Internet Access Service Separate from MPLS Layer 3 VPN Services
    • Implementing Internet Access Solutions in which the Internet Access is Provided as a Separate VPN
  • Introducing MPLS Inter-Domain Solutions
    • MPLS Inter-Domain Solutions
    • CSC Feature
    • Inter-AS MPLS Models

4. MPLS IPv6 and Interdomain Solutions

  • Deploying IPv6 in an MPLS Environment
    • IPv6 in MPLS Environments
    • Using Layer 2 MPLS VPNs to Support IPv6
    • 6PE Architecture
    • 6VPE Architecture
  • Introducing MPLS Interdomain Solutions
    • MPLS Interdomain Solutions
    • CSC Overview

5. Layer 2 VPNs

  • Layer 2 VPNs
  • Any Transport over MPLS (AToM)
    • Characteristics, Implementation, and Verification
  • Implementing VPLS
    • Implementing Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) on Cisco IOS XR Routers
    • Implementing VPLS and H-VPLS
  • Enhancing Layer 2 VPN Scalability
    • VPLS vs. H-VPLS