CTR 8740 Advanced MPLS Features

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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 Three-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, troubleshooting, LDP, L2-VPN, L3-VPN, QoS.

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 CTR 8740 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.


Upon successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:

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


  1. Participants must have completed the Aviat CTR 8740 L3 routing Protocols (OSPF / BGP) or having a high knowledge those routing protocol.
  2. Each student must have a laptop with administrative rights to install and run IP networking simulation software.

Course outline

MPLS Concepts

  • Objectives of MPLS
  • Applications of MPLS
  • MPLS Architecture
  • Variants of MPLS: MPLS-TE; GMPLS; MPLS-TP
  • Ingress & Egress Label Edge Routers
  • Forward Equivalence Class
  • Functions of Label Switched Routers and Requirements of LSPs
  • MPLS Labels and Label Stack
  • Forwarding Labeled Packets

Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)

  • LDP Protocol definition and advantages
  • Static LSP versus Dynamic LSP
  • LDP traffic and flow control
  • IP routing process versus MPLS LDP process
  • LDP messaging
  • Building and LDP routing tables set up
  • Label distribution; Downstream unsolicited mode
  • Label distribution; On demand mode
  • Label retention mode
  • LDP convergence
  • Penultimate Hop Popping
  • Targeted label distribution mode

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
  • L2TPV3
  • 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)
  • VPLS Architecture
  • VPLS Configuration

MPLS-Based Applications – IP VPNs (L3 VPNs)

  • CE-PE Interfaces
  • How packets are associated with VRFs
  • Label stacking aiding VPN support
  • Use of MP-BGP within L3 VPNs
  • Forwarding packets across the MPLS network
  • Route Distinguisher
  • Route Target: Import and Export targets
  • Route distribution in MPLS L3 VPN
  • Route and Label advertisement
  • Independence from VPN addressing
  • CE-PE Routing Protocols\

Additional information

Required Equipment for Training Sessions at Customer Sites

Radio: Not applicable

Other equipment: Not applicable\

Classroom: Sufficient in size to handle all participants, instructor, desks, chairs, classroom equipment. The room must have enough 110 AC (220) AC power and air
conditioning to operate equipment, all students clients PC’s and the server or radio as required.

Classroom Equipment

  • Marker board, SVGA or Overhead projector and screen.

Desk and Chairs

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

Internet Access

  • Internet access through the server or through client PC.

Each student must have a laptop with administrative rights to install and run IP networking simulation software

Target Audience

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

Course specifics

Course Number TRN-CTR8740-MPLS
Materials Provided

Student Handbook (e-Book)

Pricing & scheduling

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