Price: $1,699.00

Course Number: 661
Length: 2 Days
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Why should you choose TONEX for your MPLS VPN Training?

MPLS VPN training by TONEX covers how to plan, architect, design, implement, deploy, configure and troubleshoot MPLS VPNs in a variety of large scale network scenarios.

MPLS VPN allows several enterprise sites to interconnect through a network provided by a service provider (transparently) using  one or more VPN routing or forwarding instances (VRFs)  consisting of an IP routing table and forwarding table, and a set of interfaces using forwarding tables.

Learn about MPLS VPN:

  • VPN categories and topologies
  • Layer 3 VPNs
  • BGP or OSPF to the provider’s PE router, and the IP prefixes advertised at each customer site are carried across the provider network
  • Layer 2 VPNs, the way the provider interconnects the customer sites via the Layer 2 technology
  • MPLS/VPN terminology and architecture
  • P: Provider’s core router
  • PE: Provider’s edge router
  • CE: Customer’s edge router
  • C: Customer’s router.
  • Routing and forwarding model of MPLS/VPN.
  • Virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) tables
  •  Multi-Protocol BGP in MPLS/VPN backbone and the PE-CE routing protocols.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot MPLS/VPN operations.
  •  OSPF operation inside a VPN network..
  • MPLS/VPN backbone

In MPLS VPN security can be guaranteed since MPLS technology to isolate the communication traffic of each customer. All IP network devices can be connected over at least two paths and are equipped with power and processing redundancy.



Upon completing this course the student are able to:

  • Understand the benefits of both the overlay and peer-to-peer models
  • Understand what Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPNs provide
  • Identify methods of deploying MPLS VPNs
  • Understand how to configure and troubleshoot MPLS VPN


MPLS Fundamentals

  • Basic core MPLS technology and concepts
  • MPLS Labels and Label Stack
  • MPLS Applications

MPLS Operation

  • Characteristics and behaviors of Label Distribution in Frame-mode MPLS
  • Convergence in Frame-mode MPLS
  • Characteristics and behaviors of Label Distribution over LC-ATM Interfaces and VC Merge
  • MPLS Label Allocation, Distribution, and Retention Modes
  • LDP Neighbor Discovery Process
  • Frame-Mode/Cell-Mode MPLS Implementation, Configuration and Troubleshooting

MPLS Virtual Private Networks (VPLS) Technology

  • Characteristics and functions of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Overlay and Peer-to-Peer VPNs
  • Major VPN Categorization
  • MPLS-based VPNs
  • What is MPLS VPN?
  • Layer 3 VPNs
  • Layer 2 VPNs
  • Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)
  • MPLS VPN Architecture
  • MPLS VPN Routing Model
  • MPLS VPN Packet Forwarding

MPLS VPN Implementation, Configuration and Troubleshooting

  • MPLS VPN Mechanisms
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding Tables (VRF) Tables
  • MP-BGP Session between PE routers
  • Small Scale Routing Protocols
  • MPLS VPN Operation
  • OSPF as the Routing Protocol
  • BGP as the Routing Protocol
  • Configuration Tasks
  • Defining VPNs
  • Configuring BGP PE to PE Routing Sessions
  • Configuring BGP PE to CE Routing Sessions
  • Configuring RIP PE to CE Routing Sessions
  • Configuring Static Route PE to CE Routing Sessions
  • Verifying VPN Operation
  • Configuration Examples
  • MPLS VPN Configuration Errors

Internet Access from a MPLS VPN

  • VPN Internet Access Topologies
  • VPN Internet Access Implementation Methods
  • Internet Access Backbone as a Separate VPN

Complex MPLS VPNs

  • Advanced VRF Import/Export Features
  • Characteristics of Overlapping VPNs
  • Features of Central Services VPNs
  • Managed CE Router Service
  • MPLS VPN service with standard End to End Service Level Agreements SLAs)
  • MPLS VPN Performance Reporting

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