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Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services (SPEDGE)

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1: VPN Technologies

Introduction to VPN technologies that are used in the service provider environment and the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN peer-to-peer.

  • Introducing VPNs
  • Describe the concept of VPNs and the reasons why VPNs were introduced
  • Describe VPN implementation models, and list benefits and drawbacks of VPNs
  • Introducing MPLS VPNs
  • Explain the MPLS VPN architecture, RDs, RTs, and virtual routing tables
  • Describe end-to-end routing update flow
  • Describe VPN label propagation between PE routers and the MPLS VPN end-to-end forwarding mechanism
2: MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

Learn how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot VPN operations and identify IPv6 strategies in service provider environments.

  • Implementing MPLS Layer 3 VPN Backbones
  • Describe VRF
  • Enable VRF
  • Enable MP-BGP
  • LAB: Implement MPLS Layer 3 VPN Backbones
  • Connecting Customers Using Simple Routing Protocols
  • Connect customers using per-VRF static routes, RIP PE-CE routing sessions, and EIGRP PE-CE routing sessions
  • LAB: Connect Customers to MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
  • Connecting Customers Using BGP or OSPF
  • Configure an OSPF PE-CE routing session
  • Configure a BGP PE-CE routing session
  • Describe how to troubleshoot MPLS VPNs
  • LAB: Connect Advanced Customers to MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
  • Deploying IPv6 and MPLS
  • Describe the various methods that are used to deploy IPv6 over MPLS
3: Complex MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

Learn how to implement the most important and complex Layer 3 VPN features.

  • Implementing Complex MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
  • Describe overlapping VPNs
  • Describe central service VPNs and advanced VRF features
  • Describe managed CE router service
  • LAB: Establish Overlapping and Common Services Layer 3 VPNs
  • Implementing Internet Access and MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
  • Describe common customer Internet connectivity scenarios and identify design models for combining Internet access with MPLS Layer 3 VPN services
  • Describe implementation of the Internet access service totally separate from MPLS Layer 3 VPN services
  • Describe implementation of the Internet access solutions in which the Internet access is provided as a separate VPN
  • LAB: Establish Internet Connectivity with an MPLS Layer 3 VPN
  • Introducing MPLS Interdomain Solutions
  • Describe MPLS interdomain solutions
  • Describe the CSC feature
  • Describe inter-AS MPLS models
  • LAB: Implement CSC

4: Layer 2 VPNs and Ethernet Services

Learn about Layer 2 VPNs and Ethernet services.

  • Introducing Layer 2 VPNs
  • Explain Layer 2 VPN services that are available with IP and MPLS core
  • Introducing AToM
  • Introduce AToM
  • Implement AToM
  • Implementing VPLS
  • Discuss VPLS
  • Implement VPLS and H-VPLS
  • LAB: Implement Layer 2 VPN (VPWS and VPLS)