Part 2 of 2 of the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching: Implementing Layer 2 Technologies course series. This course prepares candidates for the Implement WAN Technologies section of the CCIE Routing and Switching written exam 400-101.
Part 2 of 2 of the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching - Implementing Layer 2 Technologies course series to prepare candidates to pass the CCIE Routing and Switching written exam, as well as to provide CCIE candidates with a strong level of fundamental knowledge needed to begin studying for the CCIE routing and switching lab exam. In this course, your instructor Joe Astorino will cover all of the topics listed under the "Implement Layer 2 Technologies" of the current CCIE R and S written exam blueprint including Spanning-Tree Protocol, Frame-Relay, Ethernet technologies, and more. The course is designed for those who have at least a CCNP R and S level of knowledge.
Joe Astorino is Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) #24347. He has over ten years experience working in several large scale enterprise network environments as a key part of several high profile, highly visible network teams for organizations.
Frame-Relay Fundamentals Welcome to TrainSignal, everybody. This is Joe Astorino CCIE #24347, and I'm going to be your guide today into the wonderful world of Frame-Relay Fundamentals. Now I hear the collective groaning out there in the CCIE-candidate community right now, and some of you are probably saying, But, Joe, frame relay is old. It's antiquated. Nobody uses it anymore. We're using MPOS. Why do I need to know this? Well my simple answer for you is, it's on the CCIE written and lab blueprint, which means that it's something we need to master, just like everything else out on the blueprint. Now there are some very strong rumors going around right now that in the next incarnation of the CCIE route and switch, they're going to do away with frame relay, remove it from the written, remove it from the web. I've even heard some rumors that they've already removed it from the written exam. Now that may or may not be the case. All we know for sure is that it is still listed as an exam topic and a major exam topic at that, on the written and the lab blueprint, so it's something we want to dig into. There is something in the CCIE community known as CCIE karma. CCIE karma is, if there's a topic and you study it really, really well, you're probably not going to be asked any questions on that topic. However, if there's a topic and we just breeze over it, we don't touch it, we don't study it, you're going to get like 20 of those questions on your test. So despite what may or may not be happening, we need to make sure we know every topic on the blueprint, including frame relay, so let's jump into this.
Frame-Relay Advanced Features Welcome to TrainSignal, everybody. This is Joe Astorino CCIE #24347. We're going to be finishing up our frame relay technology section here by starting to talk about some of the advanced features we can go ahead and configure on top of our frame relay. Now at this point, if you've been watching along all this time, we should have the frame relay fundamentals down. We talked about the theory in the Frame Relay Fundamentals video. We configured it in the Frame Relay Fundamental Configuration. We've even talked about some advanced quality of service with frame relay traffic shaping. We're going to tie it all together now, and I'm going to show you guys a few of the more advanced technologies you may see on your written or lab exams when you get to that point. So frame relay advanced features, specifically, we're going to look at FRF. 12 or frame relay fragmentation. We're going to look at compression, some of our different payload and header compression techniques we can deal with frame relay. In addition to that, we'll look at frame relay end-to-end keepalives, and finally, we'll look at running Point-to-Point protocol or PPP over frame relay. So what if we want to run a frame relay PVC but overlay PPP on top of it? We're going to look at how to do that, and finally finishing up with multilink PPP over frame relay or bundling multiple PPP links running over frame relay. We're going to dig into all that here in a second, so let's get started.