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Seamless MPLS Training by TONEX – Learn concepts, planning, architecture and Implementation

Seamless MPLS Training covers all the aspects of Seamless MPLS architecture that can be used to extend MPLS networks. Learn how to integrate access, aggregation, metro and core networks into a single MPLS domain offering a robust framework enabling seamless, scalable and resilient end-to-end MPLS services.

Seamless MPLS is a relatively new concept within the industry and has recently gained traction. Recommendations for Seamless MPLS are still evolving as the industry grapples with this potentially significant architecture transformation. The course starts with a discussion of the motivation behind deploying Seamless MPLS.

This course describes the key concepts upon which Seamless MPLS is founded and provides an overview of the various enablers in the context of the MPLS network functions, IP routing protocols, and other relevant protocols.

Seamless MPLS is an alternative for many mobile backhaul architectures to address converged intra-AS or inter-AS MPLS choices.

Seamless MPLS is a critical component of transforming current networks to meet the increasing demand for M2M, IoT, video, mobile broadband and Cloud services.

Learn about Seamless MPLS architecture and how it can be used to extend MPLS networks to integrate access, aggregation and core networks into a single MPLS domain end-to-end.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendees will be able to:

  • List the motivations for Seamless MPLS
  • Discuss some applications for Seamless MPLS
  • List the protocols and functions for Seamless MPLS
  • Sketch the Seamless MPLS architecture
  • List the functions of Seamless MPLS components
  • Discuss Seamless MPLS protocols and operations
  • Define Seamless MPLS in the context of MPLS and IP protocols and network functions
  • Dsicsuss similarities an differences between MPLS, MPLS-TP, GMPLS/ASON, VPLS and Seamless MPLS
  • Describe Seamless MPLS and its service models
  • Discuss the role and MPLS protocols, VPN and IP routing protocols of Seamless MPLS
  • Define the Seamless MPLS building blocks
  • Compare and contrast current MPLS architecture versus Conceptual Seamless MPLS architecture
  • List the impacts of Seamless MPLS on IP/MPLS, OTN and SDH/DWDM network design
  • List the impacts of Seamless MPLS on IP/MPLS, OTN and SDH/DWDM network operations

Course Content

What is Simple MPLS?

  • Seamless MPLS
  • The Big Picture
  • What is Seamless MPLS?
  • Seamless MPLS versus other related technologies and archiecttures
  • Concept of Seamless
  • Benefits of Seamless MPLS
  • What is being solved?
  • Application of Seamless MPLS
  • Flexible Service Wholesale
  • Inter-Metro VPLS Private Line
  • ATM DSLAM Migration
  • Birth of Seamless concept
  • History of Seamless MPLS
  • History of development
  • Seamless MPLS standards
  • Seamless MPLS vendor products

Seamless MPLS for network integration, self automation and programmability

  • Resilient service enablement
  • Control plane and data plane separation
  • Unified data plane
  • Network scale and End-to-End service restoration
  • Decoupled network and service architectures
  • Basic Pt-to-Pt connectivity services
  • L3 or L2 VPN services
  • Content / hosted application services

Why Seamless MPLS                      

  • Use Cases
  • Requirements
  • Access
  • Aggregation
  • Core
  • Multicast
  • Availability
  • Scalability
  • Stability
  • Security

Seamless MPLS Architecture                          

  • Multi-Domain MPLS networks
  • Hierarchy
  • Example of Seamless MPLS functional building blocks
  • Devices and their roles
  • Access Nodes (AN)
  • Transport Nodes  (TN)
  • Border Nodes (BN)
  • Service Nodes (SN)
  • Service Helpers (SH)
  • End Nodes
  • Inter-Domain Routing
  • Access
  • Network Architecture
  • Transport Pseudowires
  • Control Plane
  • Service Restoration
  • Failure Detection and Isolation
  • Service Architecture

Introduction of Seamless MPLS Networking Technologies

  • The Value of Seamless networking technology
  • Unified and simplified Bearer technology
  • Flexible and scalable network architecture
  • IP/MPLS and OAM technologies
  • Key Technologies
  • Protocol stack example
  • TE / LDP LSP
  • for the Seamless solution
  • iBGP LSP
  • eBGP LSP  Inter-area LDP
  • MPLS Load-Balancing Label (MPLS Flow Label)
  • Fast convergence Technology
  • LDP FRR convergence technology
  • BGP FRR convergence technology
  • OAM Technology

Seamless MPLS Deployment Scenarios                 

  • Seamless MPLS planning and design
  • Implementing the Seamless MPLS networking
  • Related Technologies
  • Challenge of the Seamless MPLS networking technology
  • Seamless MPLS Area-Based networking
  • Seamless MPLS AS-Based Networking
  • Hierarchy based on recursive BGP labeled route lookup
  • Intra-Area Routing
  • LDP Downstream-on-Demand (DoD)
  • Service driven LDP Downstream-on-Demand (DoD)
  • Inter-Area Routing
  • Labeled iBGP next-hop handling
  • Network Availability
  • IGP Convergence
  • Per-Prefix LFA FRR
  • Hierarchical dataplane and BGP prefix independent
  • Convergence
  • BGP egress node FRR
  • Assessing loss of connectivity upon any failure
  • Network Resiliency and simplicity
  • BGP Next-Hop redundancy
  • Scalability Analysis
  • Control and Data Plane State for deployment scenario
  • Core Domain
  • Aggregation Domain
  • Seamless MPLS, OTN and SDH/DWDM network design
  • Seamless MPLS, OTN and SDH/DWDM network operations

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