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Redirecting Traffic with MPLS Traffic Engineering

by Nick Russo

Arbitrary traffic steering is a unique feature of MPLS that few other protocols can accomplish. This course builds on your existing MPLS-TE skills to teach advanced applications of this powerful technique, using both RSVP-TE and SR-TE deployments.

What you'll learn

The ability to steer traffic in a service provider network is critical. In this course, Redirecting Traffic with MPLS Traffic Engineering, you'll review the fundamentals of MPLS-TE. First, you'll learn about using RSVP-TE and deploy several example tunnels using common constraints, such as bandwidth reservations, affinity rules, and TE metrics. Next, you'll configure advanced MPLS-TE features such as the QoS-based tunnel selection, DiffServ-aware TE, tunnel stitching, and fast-reroute technologies. Last, you'll centralize the path competition process while concurrently programming Segment Routing Traffic Engineering (SR-TE) tunnels into the network. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills necessary to deploy strategic and tactical MPLS-TE tunnels using a variety of techniques to implement traffic steering and fast-reroute in any network.

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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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