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Deploying MPLS Segment Routing and Layer-2 VPNs

by Nick Russo

In a perfect world, technologies become simpler while also becoming more effective and less expensive to operate. MPLS Segment Routing and modern layer-2 VPNs are great examples of such technologies.

What you'll learn

Dive into an action-packed scenario involving a large-sized service provider network, allowing us to interconnect sites using various implementations and techniques. In this course, Deploying MPLS Segment Routing and Layer-2 VPNs, you'll learn how to design, operate, and maintain MPLS layer-2 VPNs of any size using IS-IS and Segment Routing for core transport. First, you'll discover IS-IS routing and Segment Routing (SR); together, they drastically simplify MPLS transport across the core. Next, you'll explore various MPLS layer-2 VPN technologies such as pseudowires and Ethernet VPNs (EVPN). These technologies are demonstrated in various Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) configurations such as E-LINE, E-LAN, and E-TREE. Finally, you'll learn how to scale and optimize service provider architectures using techniques such as hierarchical VPLS (H-VPLS), Connectivity Fault Management (CFM), and VLAN tag manipulation. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills necessary to design and implement medium-sized SR-MPLS networks using layer-2 VPN overlays for customers.

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About the author

Nicholas (Nick) Russo, CCDE #20160041 and CCIE #42518, is an internationally recognized expert in IP/MPLS networking and design. To grow his skillset, Nick has been focused advancing Network DevOps via automation for his clients. Recently, Nick has been sharing his knowledge through online video training and speaking at industry conferences. Nick also holds a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Nick lives in Maryland, USA with his wife, Car... more

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