Price: $1,599.00

Course Number: 619
Length: 2 Days
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TONEX GMPLS Training Course begins by an introduction of MPLS and defining GMPLSs place in a transport network, leveraging your knowledge of MPLS to give you an understanding of this radically new control plane technology. The course covers GMPLS architecture and Switching Domains, GMPLS Traffic Types, GMPLS Forwarding Scheme, GMPLS Devices, GMPLS Protocols, GMPLS Signaling Protocols and Link Management. An overview of GMPLS protocols follows an in-depth examinations of the architectures underpinning GMPLS in real-world network environments and current and emerging GMPLS applications.

Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) is an emerging technology which helps in sustaining carrier profitability by reducing the operator expenses while supporting a variety of network topologies.

Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) is an extension of the existing MPLS that supports TDM, wavelength and spatial switching. GMPLS extends MPLS to provide the control plane (signaling and routing) for devices that switch in any of these domains: packet, time, wavelength, and fiber. This common control plane promises to simplify network operation and management by automating end-to-end provisioning of connections, managing network resources, and providing the level of QoS that is expected in the new, sophisticated applications.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for software architects, designers and programmers, hardware developers, system testers, and network operators--and also for managers and other decision-makers in the GMPLS domain.


  • Unerstand GMPLS protocols for signaling, routing, link and resource management, and traffic engineering.
  • Develop deep into the world of GMPLS applications, including traffic engineering, path computation, L1 VPNs, point-to-multipoint connectivity, service management, and resource protection.
  • Explore three GMPLS control plane architectures: peer, overlay, and hybrid, and explains the GMPLS UNI and NNIs.
  • Explain how provisioning challenges can be met in multi-region networks and details the provisioning systems and tools relied on by the GMPLS control plane, along with the standard MIB modules used to manage a GMPLS system.


Introduction to GMPLS

  • Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Background of MPLS
  • Traffic Engineering (TE)
  • MPLS Signaling: RSVP-TE / CR-LDP
  • MPLS with DiffServ
  • MPLS's Momentum in Convergence and Service Creation
  • Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching
  • Transport Networks
  • From MPLS To GMPLS

GMPLS Framework

  • GMPLS Switching Domains
  • GMPLS Traffic Types
  • GMPLS Forwarding Scheme
  • GMPLS Devices
  • GMPLS Protocols
  • Routing Protocols
  • IS-IS-TE
  • GMPLS Signaling Protocols
  • CR-LDP
  • GMPLS Link Management
  • LMP

GMPLS Architecture and Building Blocks

  • Common Control Plane
  • Seperartion between data plane and common control plane
  • GMPLS label
  • Suggested and upstrean labels
  • Bi-directional LSPs
  • Overlay and peer models

GMPLS and its suite of protocols

  • GMPLS Signaling
  • GMPLS Routing
  • Link Management
  • OSPF and OSPF-TE
  • RSVP and RSVP-TE
  • GMPLS extension to RSVP-TE
  • Overview of GMPLS controlled Ethernet

Advanced topics in GMPLS

  • GMPLS Resource Management
  • GMPLS and Service Recovery
  • GMPLS and Traffic Engineering (TE)
  • GMPLS TE Management
  • GMPLS Label Switching Router (LSR)
  • GMPLS and Path Computation
  • Constraint Based Path Computation
  • Emerging Applications
  • Architectural Models
  • GMPLS Traffic Engineering MIB

GMPLS Implementation Issues

  • Switching diversity
  • Forwarding diversity
  • Configuration
  • LSP Creation in GMPLS-Based Networks
  • Forwarding Diversity
  • Scalability
  • Reliability
  • Efficient use of network resources
  • GMPLS testing

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