Price: $1,999.00

Course Number: 612
Length: 3 Days
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Metro Ethernet Training

Metro Ethernet training course by TONEX covers concepts and technologies behind Metro Ethernet including Layer 2 virtual private network (VPN), Ethernet deployment solutions, Ethernet Relay Service (ERS), Ethernet Wire Service (EWS), Ethernet Multipoint Service (EMS), Layer 2 VPNs over Multi protocol Label Switching (MPLS),and combination single and distributed provider edge solutions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendees will:

  • Relate the importance of Metro Ethernet Switching to service-provider markets
  • Describe, plan, configure, and troubleshoot Metro Ethernet deployment solutions
  • Identify configuration differences between the Layer 2 Metro Ethernet Switching service implementation and Layer 3 MPLS
  • Implement the features and functions of platforms supported by Metro Ethernet Switching, including VLAN IDs, Spanning Tree, quality of service(QoS) mechanisms, and network resiliency and security
  • Understand mechanisms for QoS and Security over Metro Ethernet Networks
  • Understand Ethernet services delivery mechanisms Over MPLS and provider backbone transports

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for the following audiences:

  • Individuals who plan, architect and design Metro Ethernet Switching solutions for service providers
  • Individuals who implement end-to-end Metro Ethernet Switching services
  • Individuals who deploy networks Metro Ethernet Switching services

Course Outline

Metro Ethernet Basics

  • Basics of Ethernet switching
  • Bridging functions
  • 802.1d Spanning Tree and Rapid Spanning Tree
  • Ethernet Addressing
  • Address characteristics
  • MAC address, ARP and IP
  • Metro Ethernet Overview
  • Metro Ethernet Software Features
  • Metro Ethernet Components
  • Ethernet Services Model (ESM)
  • Circuit bonding Circuit emulation over Ethernet
  • Timing considerations
  • Virtual LANs (VLANs)
  • IEEE 802.1Q standard
  • Q-in-Q (VLAN stacking)
  • IEEE 802.1ad (Provider Bridges)
  • Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM)
  • EFM over fiber
  • EFM over copper
  • EFM over passive optical network
  • Ethernet First Mile
  • Dense Wave Division Multiplex (DWDM) optical networks
  • Layer 2 or/and Layer 3 switches or/and routers connected through optical fiber
  • Topology
  • Ring, hub-and-spoke (star), or full or partial mesh
  • Ethernet Transport in the form of 10G or 100G speeds
  • Ethernet on the MAN
  • Ethernet, Ethernet over SONET/SDH
  • Ethernet over MPLS

Carrier Ethernet Services

  • Access, Distribution (Aggregation), Edge and Core Network Deployments
  • Access Networks
  • Carrier Ethernet Aggregation
  • Aggregation Network
  • Aggregation Nodes
  • Distribution Nodes
  • Edge
  • Multiservice Core
  • IP/MPLS backbone

Overview of Metro Ethernet

  • What is Metro Ethernet?
  • Native Ethernet
  • Ethernet as a Carrier-Grade technology
  • Ethernet-Based backhaul solutions
  • Deploying and Maintaining Carrier Ethernet Services Layer 2 virtual private network (VPN)
  • Ethernet Relay Service (ERS)
  • Ethernet Wire Service (EWS)
  • Ethernet Multipoint Service (EMS)
  • Layer 2 VPNs over Multi protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Single and distributed provider edge solutions
  • Ethernet over SONET / SDH (EoS)
  • Link Access Procedure (LAPS)
  • Over IP and MPLS
  • Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
  • L2TPv3
  • Virtual Private Wire service (VPWS)
  • Any Transport over MPLS (AToM)
  • Layer 2 MPLS VPN (L2VPN)
  • MPLS Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
  • Setting up point-to-point Pseudo Wire Ethernet links
  • Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)
  • 100GbE
  • PBT or PBB-TE
  • PLS-TP or MPLS Transport Profile
  • MPLS as a connection-oriented packet transport networking technology
  • Penultimate Hop Popping (PHP)
  • Label-Switched Paths (LSPs) merge
  • Equal Cost Multi Path (ECMP)
  • Integration of IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP

Metro Ethernet Service Definitions

  • Service definitions
  • Ethernet Private Line (EPL) Service
  • Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) Service
  • Ethernet Private LAN (EP-LAN) Service
  • Ethernet Virtual Private LAN (EVP-LAN) Service
  • Ethernet Private Tree (EP-TREE) Service
  • Ethernet Virtual Private Tree (EVP-TREE) Service
  • Service OAM Requirements
  • Continuity check
  • Link trace
  • Loopback

Metro Ethernet Transport Methods

  • Transport for Ethernet – Methods
  • Resilient Packet Rings (RPR)
  • Hybrids
  • Optical Ethernet
  • High-Speed Ethernet and Other Technologies
  • 10 Gb/s Ethernet
  • Switched Ethernet
  • Wireless Ethernet
  • Ethernet-Over-VDSL
  • Aggregation Network Technology
  • RPR
  • PBB-TE
  • EPON
  • Microwave wireless
  • IP/MPLS Technology
  • QoS support
  • Application in backhaul

Metro Ethernet Network Architecture

  • Metro Ethernet Services Definitions
  • Requirements and Framework for Ethernet Service Protection
  • Circuit Emulation Service Definitions, Framework and Requirements in Metro Ethernet Networks
  • The Client/Server Layer Network Model
  • Adaptation & Termination Functions
  • Relationships between Connection-Oriented vs Connectionless Components
  • Physical Components
  • Customer Edge (CE) Equipment
  • Provider Edge (PE) Equipment
  • Provider (P) Core Equipment
  • Network Termination (NT) Equipment
  • Transport Edge (TE) Equipment

Metro/Carrier Ethernet Backhaul Network Design Considerations

  • IP network routing/operations
  • Layer 2 and 3 design aspects
  • Redundancy in the backhaul network
  • Availability and resiliency

Metro/Carrier Ethernet Backhaul Network Planning

  • Network planning overview
  • Capacity planning issues
  • Backhaul technology selection criteria
  • Traffic forecast and modeling
  • Bandwidth/capacity computation

Metro/Carrier Ethernet Technology and Operations

  • Key benefits
  • Circuit over Ethernet
  • Synchronization over Ethernet
  • QoS support
  • Application in backhaul
  • Ethernet over MPLS
  • Point-to-Point Ethernet Virtual Circuit Service over MPLS
  • QoS in Metro Ethernet Services
  • PTP, EVCS Service
  • Metro Ethernet Security Issues
  • Ethernet Virtual Circuit Service with Access to MPLS VPN
  • Extending VLANs across the Metropolitan Area Network
  • Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling
  • Point-to-Point Transparent LANS
  • Multipoint-to-Multipoint Transparent LAN Service
  • DPT Fundamentals
  • EVCS PTP Trunks Single and Distributed Provider Edge Service
  • Operations, Administration and Management
  • IEEE 802.1ag and ITU Y.1731 Management solutions
  • Future Metro Ethernet Services and Features

Pure Metro Ethernet

  • SONET/SDH-based Metro Ethernet
  • MPLS-based Metro Ethernet
  • Pure Ethernet MANs
  • Layer 2 switches for all of its internal structure
  • Simple and cheap design
  • Relatively simple initial configuration
  • Shared-media network
  • Transparent tunneling of traffic through the use of Virtual LANs
  • Point to point circuits
  • Multipoint to multipoint circuits
  • VLAN Stacking (also known as VLAN Tunneling)
  • VLAN Translation
  • IEEE 8021ad (Provider Bridges)
  • QinQ or stacked VLANs
  • IEEE 8021ah (Provider Backbone Bridges) (also known as MAC in MAC or PBB)
  • IEEE 8021Qay (Provider Backbone Transport) (also known as PBT or PBB-TE)
  • Provider Backbone Bridging Traffic Engineering (PBBTE)
  • Spanning-tree, broadcast packets and dynamic
  • 50ms failover features
  • Shortcomings with a pure non PBT/PBB enabled Ethernet MAN

SONET/SDH-based Metro Ethernet

  • A SONET/SDH based Ethernet MAN
  • Transport high-speed Ethernet connections
  • High level of reliability
  • Native SDH protection mechanisms
  • Typical recovery time of 50 ms for severe failures

MPLS-based Metro Ethernet

  • MPLS in the Service Provider Network
  • Ethernet interface on Copper
  • Ethernet interface on fiber
  • Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) signaling
  • Resource reSerVation Protocol-Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE)
  • LDP may be used as Network signaling for the outer label
  • Restoration mechanisms used in an MPLS based Metro Ethernet Networks
  • Fast ReRoute-FRR (MPLS local protection)
  • The main advantages of an MPLS-based Metro Ethernet
  • Scalability
  • Resiliency
  • End to End OAM

Metro Ethernet Implementation

  • Building a Network Core
  • Building an Access Network
  • Point-to-Point Ethernet virtual connection (EVC): E-Line Service
  • Multipoint-to-Multipoint EVC: E-LAN Service
  • Scaling and Extending Ethernet Services
  • Increasing the Availability of Ethernet Services
  • Securing a Carrier Ethernet Network
  • Deploying QoS in a Carrier Ethernet Network
  • Managing Services in a Carrier Ethernet Network
  • Building a hub-and-spoke access network, building an Ethernet-to-the-X (ETTX) access ring
  • Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service
  • Virtual Private Line (EVPL) service
  • E-LAN services
  • TLS using VPLS, configure EVCS using VPLS, configure EVCS using H-VPLS
  • VPLS autodiscovery using BGP
  • H-VPLS with VPLS autodiscovery MPLS Overview
  • Implementing Service #1-Point-to-Point Ethernet
  • Virtual Circuit Service over MPLS Intra-autonomous system pseudowire switching
  • Implementing QoS for Service #1-PTP, EVCS Service
  • Implementing Service #3-Ethernet Virtual Circuit Service with Access to MPLS VPN
  • Pseudo wire redundancy to redundant CPEs
  • Implement security
  • Implement QoS

Overview of MPLS-TP (Transport Profile of MPLS)

  • Transport like Operation
  • Static provisioning via NMS as a default
  • Dynamic provisioning optional via control plane respectively
  • Traffic Engineering rules
  • Transport like OAM using in-band OAM channels
  • Support performance monitoring for SLA verification
  • Alarms and AIS
  • Transport-like Resilience
  • Sub 50ms protection
  • Linear protection
  • Ring protection

Advanced Topics

  • Pseudo Wire Emulation edge to edge (PWE3)PE-POP Aggregation with VLAN trunks
  • PE-CLE with VLAN trunks
  • CoS on PTP, EVCS Service
  • Security for the PTP, EVCS Service
  • EVCS with Access to MPLS VPN
  • BGP Route Filtering
  • Multihoming
  • Intra- Autonomous System MPLS VPNs
  • MPLS Traffic Engineering
  • QoS, Timing and SLA
  • End-to-end QoS support
  • Timing and synchronization
  • OAM and performance metrics
  • SLA administration and monitoring
  • Design and implement end-to-end Metro Ethernet Switching services

Industry Players

  • Vendors
  • Service Providers
  • Networks
  • Standards

The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Standards

  • MEF Virtual Private Wire Services (VPWS) services
  • Ethernet Private Line (EPL)
  • Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL)
  • Virtual Private Line Service (VPLS) or Ethernet LAN (E-LAN) service
  • E-Line also known as Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS)
  • Virtual Leased Line (VLL), Point-to-Point
  • Ethernet Private Wire Service (EPVS)
  • E-LAN also known as Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS)
  • Transparent LAN Services and MultiPoint-to-MultiPoint
  • E-TREE or Rooted-MultiPoint High Speed Internet access and IP/VPN access


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