CTR 8540 Configuring IP/MPLS features

Microwave Routers


The Aviat Networks CONFIGURING CTR 8540 IP/MPLS/LAYER 3 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 (3) day instructor-led course is focused on configuration of IP/MPLS/Layer 3 features on the CTR 8540 platform. Topics include configuration and use of LDP, L2VPN, L3VPN, QoS, Traffic Engineering (TE) and OAM features.

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.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.

The course is conducted at Aviat Training locations or can be arranged at customer sites.

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

  • Understand core routing concepts involving advanced protocols such as MPLS LDP and RSVP-TE Protocol
  • Configuration of MPLS, LDP, and RSVP-TE features.
  • Configuration of MPLS based applications – L2VPNs, L3VPNs, on the CTR platform.
  • Participants MUST complete Aviat CTR 8540 IP/LAYER 3 features course that provides knowledge of the setup, trouble shooting and operation of CTR platforms Routing protocols such as OSPF/ISIS and BGP.
  • Each student must bring laptop PC and have administrator rights on the PC with the following parameters.
    • Pentium 4 or later w/ 1GB of RAM and 250 Mb of free hard drive space.
    • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or 10 and Google chrome as web browser.
    • USB Port / LAN Port / and DB9 serial port connexion or adapter
Class option numberClass option nameDurationDetails
TRN-CTR8540-MPLS-ACTR 8540: Configuration and Maintenance, MPLS -ILT3-dayat Aviat / Open enrollment / per student
TRN-CTR8540-MPLS-BCTR 8540: Configuration and Maintenance, MPLS – ILT3-dayat Aviat / Open enrollment / Dedicated class
TRN-CTR8540-MPLS-CCTR 8540: Configuration and Maintenance, MPLS – ILT3-dayat customer site
TRN-CTR8540-MPLS-DCTR 8540: Configuration and Maintenance, MPLS – ILT3-dayat customer site with demo

Course outline

  • Understand MPLS Concept and Overview
  • MPLS: Shim Header
  • MPLS: Terminology / concept
  • MPLS: Operation
  • MPLS: Forwarding Equivalence classes
  • LDP Protocol Data Unit Structure and messages
    • Operation:
    • Discovery
    • Session Management
    • Advertising
  • Withdrawing Label Mappings
  • Targeted LDP Session
  • LDP Authentication
  • LDP Auto-configuration
  • MPLS LDP Session Protection
  • Introducing Virtual Private Networks
  • Introducing MPLS VPN Taxonomy
  • Introducing the MPLS VPN Routing Model
  • Forwarding MPLS VPN Packets
  • Understand VPWS
  • L2TPv3
  • AToM
  • EoMPLS
  • Understand VPLS
  • Introduce MPLS L3VPN Taxonomy
  • Introduce the MPLS L3VPN Routing Model
  • MPLS L3VPN Connections
  • MP-BGP within L3VPNs
  • Forwarding MPLS L3VPN Packets
  • MPLS VPN Mechanisms and Topologies
  • Configuring L3VPN
  • Introduction to MPLS-TE
  • LSP – TE tunnels
  • Path selection with CSPF
  • CSPF – Path calculation
  • Path setup – RSVP
  • MPLS TE Fast Re-Route (FRR)

Required equipment for training sessions at customer sites

  • Not applicable
  • Not applicable


  • Sufficient in size to handle all participants, instructor, desks, chairs, classroom equipment.
  • The room must have sufficient AC power and air conditioning to operate equipment.


  • Marker board,
  • 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

Download description

CTR 8540 Configuring IP/MPLS features

Course description (PDF)

Pricing & scheduling

Please contact your Aviat local sales team for a quote or email

Course specifics

  • Duration: 3-day
  • Capacity: 10
  • Materials provided:
    • Instruction and User Manuals (USB)
    • Student Handbook (e-Book)
    • Datasheets (USB)

Target audience

This course is intended for engineers requiring knowledge of how to configure IP/MPLS and traffic engineering features on the CTR 8540 platform.

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