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Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) – Programme Details

MPLS Architecture

  • Introduction to MPLS Architecture
  • MPLS Labels
  • Label Switching Routers (LSR)
  • Label Assignment and Distribution
  • Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
  • Distribution Protocol Transport
  • Label Swapping and Mapping
  • Route Selection
  • MPLS Tunnels and Hierarchy

Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)

  • LDP Overview
  • LDP Operation
  • LDP Sessions
  • LDP Identifiers
  • Loop Detection
  • Authenticity and Integrity of Messages
  • Protocol Specification
  • LDP Messages
  • IANA and Security Considerations

Label Distribution Procedures

  • Advertising and using Label Procedures
  • Downstream LSR Procedures
    • PushUnconditional
    • PushConditional
    • PulledUnconditional
    • PulledConditional
  • Upstream LSR Procedures
    • RequestNever
    • RequestWhenNeeded
    • RequestOnRequest
    • RequestRetry
    • RequestNoRetry
  • Interoperability Considerations
  • Security Considerations

MPLS Label Stack Encoding for Label Switching Routers (LSR)

  • The Label Stack
  • Encoding the Label Stack
  • ICMP Message Generation for IP Packets
  • Tunneling through Private and Public Domains
  • MTU Path Discovery
  • Labeled Packet transportation

Introduction to MPLS Management

  • SNMP Management Framework
  • MPLS Management Information Base (MIB) Modules
  • Structure of the MPLS MIB Object Identifier Tree (OID)
  • Management Options
  • IETF Working Groups – Module Relationships

MPLS Applications

  • Hop-by-Hop Routed Traffic
  • Address Prefixes
  • Distribution Labels
  • LSP Egress and LSP Proxy Egress
  • LSP Trees
  • LSP Tunneling
  • Null Tables
  • MPLS and Multicast

Traffic Engineering over MPLS

  • Traffic Engineering
  • Traffic and Resource Control
  • Limitations of Control Mechanisms
  • MPLS and traffic Engineering
  • Problems faced with Traffic Engineering over MPLS
  • Traffic Trunks
  • Accounting and Performance Monitoring Considerations

Generalised Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Scalability

  • GMPLS Overview
  • Routing Aspects
  • The General Packet Radio Service
  • Traffic Engineering Parameters
  • Link Types
  • Link ID
  • Traffic Engineering Metric
  • Maximum Bandwidths
  • Interface Switching Capability
  • SRLG Information
  • Boundary Control
  • GMPLS Signaling Requirements

MPLS and GMPLS Security

  • Security Reference Models
  • Security Threats
  • Defensive Techniques
  • Authentication
  • Access Control Techniques
  • Verification of Connectivity
  • Monitoring, Detection and Reporting
  • General Service Provider Security Requirements
  • Inter-provider Security Requirements

Label Switching with Frame Relay

  • Special Frame Relay Switch Characteristics
  • Label Encapsulation
  • Frame Relay Label Switching Processing
  • Label Processing – Core FR-LSR
  • Label Processing – Egress FR-LSR
  • Control Components for Frame Relay
  • Label Allocation and Maintenance Procedures

MPLS using LDP and ATM VC Switching

  • Special ATM Switch Characteristics
  • Label Switching Control Components for ATM
  • Hybrid Switches
  • The use of VPI and VCI
  • Label Distribution and Maintenance Procedures
  • Encapsulation