MPLS is an apex technology that combines routing, tunneling, and multi-tenancy. This course will teach you how to configure and troubleshoot MPLS core and edge components using a large-scale network topology.
The versatility and dynamicity of MPLS make it a technology worth knowing because it solves a variety of business problems. In this course, Implementing Cisco Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) , you’ll learn how to design, implement, and troubleshoot MPLS networks using a large topology as a testbed. First, you’ll build a basic MPLS transport network using OSPF and LDP, laying the groundwork for future MPLS edge services. Next, you’ll add BGP to the solution, providing global and multi-tenant transport across the core using layer-2 and layer-3 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Finally, you’ll learn how to optimize and troubleshoot MPLS networks using Traffic Engineering (TE) and Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) tools, respectively. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of MPLS networking needed to manage a medium sized service provider or a large multi-tenant enterprise network.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Nick Russo, and welcome to my Implementing Cisco Multiprotocol Label Switching course. I've developed an action‑packed scenario involving a service provider network providing a realistic testbed for examining several MPLS‑related technologies. The course covers the following five topic domains: using Label Distribution Protocol to build label switched paths, global‑table internet transport service across the MPLS core, multi‑tenancy for business customers using Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs, MPLS traffic engineering path options and signaling, and operations, administration, and maintenance features to troubleshoot MPLS. After completing this course, you'll know how to design, operate, and maintain mid‑sized service provider and large‑sized enterprise networks that rely on MPLS. Before beginning this course, I'd recommend the following prerequisite training. This Cisco advanced routing course covers the MPLS fundamentals, including LDP and basic Layer 3 VPNs. I only briefly discuss these topics in the new course, allowing me to focus on more interesting MPLS features. Be sure to watch this advanced routing course first to master the MPLS fundamentals. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about implementing Cisco MPLS at Pluralsight.