CTR 8740: Configuration and Maintenance, MPLS

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August 12-16, 2024
5 days
Texas, USA
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The Aviat Networks Advanced MPLS Features course is recommended for design, field and operations personnel who design, deploy, configure, and operate IP networking equipment involving advanced routing protocols and IP/MPLS. This Five-day instructor-led course builds on foundational routing and networking knowledge and introduces MPLS. This is followed by an in-depth overview of MPLS technology, including concepts, services, architecture, configuration, design issues, operations, and troubleshooting of OSPF, BGP, LDP, Segment Routing, L2-VPNs, and L3-VPNs.

The course content is enriched with hands-on labs (nearly 50% of the course duration) and case studies that offer students scenarios they will face in real deployments in their networks. All labs are conducted on the Aviat CTR8740 microwave router platform equipment enriched with the latest MPLS Advanced software.

Courses are conducted by AVIAT expert trainers in a mentoring environment backed by their deep technology expertise and experience in implementation of microwave wireless and IP/MPLS networks.


  • Participants must have basic knowledge of Routing and Switching including the OSI Stack, IP addressing, and Carrier Ethernet.
  • Each student must have a laptop with administrative rights.


Upon successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:
Understand IP Routing concepts, terminology, objectives, and applications.

  • Understand MPLS concepts, terminology, objectives, and applications.
  • Develop a strong understanding of implementing MPLS-based applications using L2VPNs and L3VPNs.

Course Outline

IP Routing Concepts

  • Understanding Routing Protocols
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Administrative Distance
  • Interior vs Exterior Gateway Protocols
  • Static Routes

CTR8740 IP Setup

  • System Overview
  • CLI and Web Browser GUI
  • Management Port Configuration
  • IP Interface Configuration
  • High Availability
  • Setup Lab


  • Understanding the OSPF routing protocol
  • OSPF Neighbors
  • OSPF Network Types
  • Single and Multi-area OSPF
  • OSPF Configuration
  • OSPF Labs


  • Understanding the BGP routing protocol
  • Internal and External BGP
  • BGP Peers
  • BGP Attributes
  • BGP Full Mesh and Route Reflectors
  • BGP Configuration
  • BGP Labs

MPLS Concepts

  • Objectives of MPLS
  • Applications of MPLS
  • MPLS Architecture
  • Ingress & Egress Label Edge Routers
  • Forward Equivalence Class
  • MPLS Labels and Label Stack
  • Forwarding Labeled Packets

Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)

  • LDP Protocol definition and advantages
  • LDP traffic flow control plane
  • IP routing process versus MPLS LDP
  • LDP messaging
  • Label distribution mode
  • Label retention mode
  • LDP convergence
  • Penultimate Hop Popping
  • Targeted label distribution mode

Segment Routing (SR)

  • Understanding Segment Routing
  • SR Terms
  • OSPF with Segment Routing
  • Topology Independent Loop Free

Alternate (TI-LFA)

  • SR Configuration
  • SR Lab

MPLS Virtual Private Network Technology

  • Introducing Virtual Private Networks
  • Introducing MPLS VPN Architecture
  • Introducing the MPLS VPN Routing Model
  • Forwarding MPLS VPN Packets

MPLS-Based Applications – L2 VPNs

  • L2 VPN Overview, VPWS and VPLS
  •  VPWS Point to Point Solutions
  • VPWS Frame Forwarding
  • Pseudowire Architecture
  • ATOM
  • Pseudowire Discovery and Signaling
  • Label Mapping Message TLVs
  • The Control Word
  • MPLS QoS
  • Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS)
  • EoMPLS Port mode and VLAN Mode
  • MPLS VPLS (L2 Multipoint-to-Multipoint service)
  • VPWS and VPLS Configuration
  •  VPWS and VPLS Labs

MPLS-Based Applications – L3 VPNs

  • CE-PE Interfaces
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding Instance (VRF)
  • Label stacking
  • Use of MP-BGP within L3 VPNs
  • Route Distinguisher
  • Route Target
  • Route distribution in MPLS L3 VPNs
  • Route and Label advertisement
  • CE-PE Routing Options
  • L3VPN Configuration
  • L3VPN Lab


Required Equipment for Training Sessions at Customer Sites

RADIO: Not Applicable.

OTHER EQUIPMENT: At least 5 Routers or Router HA Pairs with IP_MPLS licensing for onsite classes

CLASSROOM SET UP: Sufficient in size to handle all participants, instructor, desks, chairs, classroom
equipment. The room must have enough AC power and air conditioning to
operate equipment, all student’s PC’s and the equipment as required.

Overhead projector and screen or equivalent

White board with markers

Desks or workstations with enough room for each student to write have open
books, client PC and / or, keyboard and monitor.

Internet access is required if connecting to remote equipment.

Target Audience

This course is intended for engineers requiring an advanced knowledge of IP routing and MPLS concepts within an IP/MPLS network.

Course specifics

Course Number TRN-CTR8740-MPLS-A/B/C/D
Materials Provided

Student Handbook (e-Book)

Pricing & scheduling

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