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SPEDGE v1.2 - Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services

Description

The Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services (SPEDGE) v1.2 course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP SP certification. The SPEDGE course is acomponent of the CCNP SP curriculum.

The SPEDGE course is designed to provide service provider professionals with information on the use of service provider VPN solutions. The goal is to train professionals to enable service provider point ofpresence to provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs. The SPEDGE training reinforces the instruction by providing students with hands-on labs to ensure that they thoroughly understand how to implement VPNs within their networks.

The course also includes classroom activities with remote labs that are useful to gain practical skills on deploying Cisco IOS or IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR features to operate and support service providernetwork.

Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe the VPN technologies that are used in the service provider environment and the MPLS VPN peer-to-peer architecture
  • Describe the implementation steps that are needed to provide MPLS Layer 3 VPN service in the service provider network
  • Describe how the MPLS Layer 3 VPN model can be used to implement managed services and Internet access
  • Describe MPLS solutions for IPv6 and interdomain communication.
  • Describe Layer 2 VPNs and Ethernet services

Prerequisites

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR Software configuration
  • Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in the following:
    • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNGN1) v1.2 course
    • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 (SPNGN2) v1.2 course
    • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE) v1.2 course
    • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE) v1.2
    • Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE) 1.2 course

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • This course is intended primarily for network administrators, network engineers, network managers, and systems engineers who would like to implement MPLS VPN service in their network.

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • This course is intended for network designers and project managers. The course is also recommended to all individuals preparing for CCNP SP certification.

Outline

Module 1: VPN Technologies

      Lesson 1: Introducing VPNs
      • VPN Advantages
      • VPN Terminology
      • VPN in the Cisco IP NGN Infrastructure Layer
      • VPN Types
      • Overlay Layer 3 VPNs
      • Overlay Layer 3 VPN: GRE
      • Overlay Layer 3 VPN: DMVPN
      • Overlay Layer 3 VPN: L2TPv3
      • Overlay Layer 3 VPN: IPsec VPN
      • Overlay Layer 3 VPN: SSL VPN
      • Peer-to-Peer VPNs
      • Peer-to-Peer VPN: ACLs (Shared Router)
      • Peer-to-Peer VPN: Split Routing (Dedicated Router)
      • Peer-to-Peer VPN: GET VPN
      • MPLS VPNs
      • Summary

 

      Lesson 2: Introducing MPLS VPNs
      • MPLS VPN Components
      • MPLS VPN Architecture
      • PE Router Architecture
      • VRF Table Overview
      • Route Propagation via Backbone
      • Route Distinguishers
      • Route Targets
      • VPN Label
      • RD, RT, and VPN Label in Layer 3 MPLS VPN
      • MPLS VPN Routing Requirements
      • MPLS VPN Routing Model
      • PE Routing Tables
      • End-to-End Routing
      • Packet Forwarding Without a VPN Label
      • Packet Forwarding with a VPN Label
      • Penultimate Hop Popping
      • VPN Label Propagation
      • VPN Label Requirements
      • Broken LSP Path
      • Summary

 

    Lesson 3: Module Summary

Module 2: MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

      Lesson 1: Implementing MPLS Layer 3 VPN Backbones
      • Layer 3 MPLS VPNs
      • PE Router Routing Contexts
      • VPN-Aware Routing Protocols
      • VRF Table
      • Route Propagation in EBGP and MP-IBGP
      • Route Propagation in IGP and MP-IBGP
      • VRF Configuration Overview (Cisco IOS/XE/XR)
      • Configuring RD
      • Configuring Export and Import RTs
      • VPN Identifier
      • VRF Configuration in Cisco IOS/XE/XR
      • Cisco IOS/XE VRF Common Policies
      • Conditional Route Target Export and Import
      • Migration from Old to New Style VRF CLI
      • Multi-VRF Customer Edge
      • VRF-Lite: VRF and Interface Configuration
      • VRF-Lite: PE-CE Connections Using BGP
      • MP-BGP Configurations
      • MP-BGP Configuration Tasks
      • BGP Address Families
      • BGP Neighbors
      • MP-BGP Community Propagation
      • MP-BGP Configuration in Cisco IOS/XE/XR
      • Disabling IPv4 Route Exchange
      • VPN Label Allocation in Cisco IOS/XE
      • VPN Label Allocation in Cisco IOS XR

 

      Lesson 2: Deploying Basic Routing in MPLS VPNs
      • PE-CE Routing
      • Configuring BGP VRF Routing Context
      • Configuring Static PE-CE Routing
      • Configuring PE-CE RIPv2 Routing
      • Configuring PE-CE EIGRP Routing
      • Reinjecting Routes into Core by Multihomed Sites
      • Implementing EIGRP SOO for Loop Prevention
      • Route Filtering
      • Monitoring Layer 3 MPLS VPNs

 

    Lesson 3: Deploying OSPF and BGP in MPLS VPNs
    • OSPF as PE-CE Routing Protocol
    • OSPF-BGP Redistribution Issue
    • Caveats of OSPF in MPLS VPN Routing
    • OSPF Superbackbone
    • OSPF Superbackbone Route Propagation
    • OSPF Superbackbone Implementation
    • OSPFv3 as PE-CE Routing Protocol
    • PE-CE OSPF Configuration Procedure
    • Configuring PE-CE OSPFv2 in Cisco IOS XR
    • Configuring PE-CE OSPFv2 in Cisco IOS/XE
    • OSPFv2 PE-CE Routing Example
    • OSPFv3 PE-CE Routing Example
    • Risk of Routing Loops with BGP and OSPF
    • OSPF Down Bit
    • Packet Forwarding Without the OSPF Down Bit
    • Packet Forwarding with the OSPF Down Bit
    • OSPF Sham Link Overview
    • Configuring OSPF Sham Link
    • BGP as the PE-CE Routing Protocol
    • Limiting the Number of Routes in a VRF
    • Reusing the Same AS Number for VPN Sites
    • Solution: AS-Override
    • Example of the Solution: AS-Override
    • BGP Exchange with Multihomed Sites
    • Solution: allowas-in and Site of Origin
    • BGP Filtering Example (Cisco IOS XR)
    • Example of BGP Filtering (Cisco IOS/XE)
    • Troubleshooting MPLS VPNs

Module 3: Special Connectivity in MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

      Lesson 1: Implementing Special Connectivity in MPLS VPNs
      • Cisco IP NGN Infrastructure Layer
      • Overlapping VPNs
      • Overlapping VPNs Use Cases
      • Routing in Overlapping VPNs
      • Packet Flow in Overlapping VPNs
      • Overlapping VPNs Configuration Procedure
      • VRF Configuration in Overlapping VPNs
      • BGP Configuration in Overlapping VPNs
      • Central Services VPNs
      • Routing in Central Services VPNs
      • Packet Flow in Central Services VPNs
      • Central Services VPN Configuration Procedure
      • Central Services VPN Configuration Example
      • Selective Import and Export (Cisco IOS XR)
      • Selective Import (Cisco IOS XR)
      • Selective Export (Cisco IOS XR)
      • Managed CE Router Service
      • Managed CE Router Service Requirements
      • Managed CE Router Service Configuration
      • Summary

 

    Lesson 2: Implementing Internet Access in MPLS VPNs
    • Internet Connectivity Scenarios
    • Classical Internet Access from VPN
    • Multisite Internet Access
    • Wholesale Internet Access
    • Service Provider Shared Backbone
    • Internet Access Design Models
    • Internet Access via Global Routing: Classic Topology
    • Internet Access via Global Routing: Separate Interfaces
    • Internet Access via Global Routing: Static Routes
    • Internet Access via Global Routing with BGP
    • Global Internet Access with VRF-Aware Tunnels (Cisco IOS XR)
    • Global Internet Access with VRF-Aware Tunnels (Cisco IOS/XE)
    • Mutisite Internet Access via Global Routing
    • Evaluation of Internet Access via Global Routing
    • Internet Access Through Separate VPN
    • Features of Internet Access via Separate VPN
    • Internet Gateway
    • Internet Gateway Configuration
    • VPN Central Site Configuration
    • Separate VPN Internet Access with VRF-Aware Tunnels (Cisco IOS XR)
    • Separate VPN Internet Access with VRF-Aware Tunnels (Cisco IOS/XE)
    • Redundant Internet Access via Separate VPN
    • Multisite Internet Access via Separate VPN
    • Wholesale Internet Access via Separate VPN
    • Evaluation of Internet Access via Separate VPN
    • Summary

Module 4: MPLS IPv6 and Interdomain Solutions

      Lesson 1: Deploying IPv6 in an MPLS Environment
      • IPv4/IPv6 Interoperability Solutions
      • IPv6 in MPLS Environments
      • Static IPv6-in-IPv4 Tunnels on CE Routers
      • Using Layer 2 MPLS VPNs to Support IPv6
      • 6PE Architecture
      • 6PE Control Plane
      • 6PE Data Plane
      • Configuring 6PE
      • Verifying 6PE
      • 6VPE Architecture
      • 6VPE Topology
      • 6VPE Forwarding
      • 6VPE Configuration Procedure
      • Configuring 6VPE
      • Verifying 6VPE on PE
      • Verifying 6VPE on CE

 

      Lesson 2: Introducing MPLS Interdomain Solutions
      • MPLS Interdomain Solutions
      • Inter-AS Designs
      • Inter-AS: Back-to-Back VRF
      • Back-to-Back VRF Characteristics
      • Inter-AS: Single-Hop MP-EBGP
      • Single-Hop MP-EBGP Characteristics
      • Inter-AS: Multihop MP-EBGP
      • Multihop MP-EBGP Characteristics
      • CSC Overview
      • Benefits of CSC
      • CSC Operation
      • CSC Design Options
      • CSC Using IGP and LDP
      • Data Flow in CSC (IGP/LDP)
      • CSC (IGP/LDP) Configuration Overview
      • Configure CSC (LDP): MP-IBGP on CSC-PE
      • Configure CSC (IGP/LDP): MPLS LDP in PE VRF
      • Configure CSC (IGP/LDP): MP-IBGP on PE
      • Verify LDP Session in PE VRF
      • Verify VPN Label for CSC-PE Loopback: PE
      • Verify Label for CSC-PE Loopback: CSC-CE
      • Verify End Customer VPN Label: CSC-PE
      • CSC Using MP-EBGP
      • CSC Data Flow (MP-EBGP)
      • Configure CSC (MP-EBGP): CSC-CE
      • Configure CSC (MP-EBGP): PE
      • Verify CSC (MP-EBGP): MP-EBGP Capabilities
      • Verify CSC (MP-EBGP): Egress PE
      • Verify CSC (MP-EBGP): Ingress PE
      • Verify CSC (MP-EBGP): CSC-CE
      • Verify CSC (MP-EBGP): CSC-PE
      • Verify CSC (MP-EBGP): Customer Traffic
      • Summary

 

    Lesson 3: Module Summary

Module 5: Layer 2 VPNs

      Lesson 1: Introducing Layer 2 VPNs
      • Layer 2 VPNs
      • Layer 2 VPN Benefits
      • Layer 2 VPN Models
      • Layer 2 VPN Architecture
      • Layer 2 VPN Control Plane
      • Layer 2 VPN Data Plane: L2TPv3
      • Layer 2 VPN Data Plane: MPLS
      • Layer 2 VPN Service Types
      • AToM Example: EoMPLS
      • AToM Interworking
      • AToM Interworking Modes
      • MEF Service Types

 

      Lesson 2: Implementing AToM
      • AToM Operation
      • AToM VC Creation Process
      • AToM Forwarding
      • AToM Signaling
      • Virtual Circuit Connectivity Verification
      • AToM MTU Considerations
      • AToM Control Word
      • Inter-AS AToM
      • EoMPLS Packet Format
      • EoMPLS Redundancy
      • One-Way EoMPLS Redundancy
      • Two-Way EoMPLS Redundancy
      • Cisco EVC Infrastructure Overview
      • AToM Configuration Procedure
      • EoMPLS Interconnecting VLAN 11
      • EoMPLS Interconnecting Untagged Frames
      • EoMPLS Rewriting VLAN Tags
      • EoMPLS Basic Verification
      • EoMPLS Detailed Verification In Cisco IOS XR
      • EoMPLS Detailed Verification In Cisco IOS and IOS XE
      • Monitoring Attachment Circuits

 

      Lesson 3: Implementing VPLS
      • Virtual Private LAN Service
      • VPLS Characteristics
      • VPLS Traffic Forwarding
      • VPLS Topology: PE View
      • Virtual Forwarding Instance
      • Routed VPLS
      • VPLS Configuration Procedure
      • VPLS Interconnecting VLAN 111
      • VPLS With VLAN Rewrite
      • Configuring Routed VPLS
      • Verifying VPLS in Cisco IOS XR
      • Monitoring Bridge Domain in Cisco IOS XE
      • Monitoring VFI in Cisco IOS XE
      • Monitoring Attachment Circuits

 

    Lesson 4: Enhancing Layer 2 VPN Scalability
    • VPLS Architectures
    • VPLS vs. H-VPLS
    • H-VPLS Edge: 802.1ad and QinQ
    • H-VPLS Edge: MPLS
    • IEEE Carrier Ethernet Standards
    • VPLS and H-VPLS Evaluation
    • VPLS Neighbor Discovery and Signaling
    • H-VPLS and Autodiscovery Configuration
    • H-VPLS with QinQ: Switches
    • H-VPLS with QinQ: S-VLAN Rewrite
    • H-VPLS QinQ: S-VLAN and C-VLAN Rewrite
    • H-VPLS with 802.1ad: Switches
    • H-VPLS with 802.1ad: S-VLAN Rewrite
    • H-VPLS 802.1ad: S-VLAN and C-VLAN Rewrite
    • H-VPLS with BGP Autodiscovery
    • Verify H-VPLS Bridge Domain
    • Verify Attachment Circuits in H-VPLS
    • Verify Autodiscovery: BGP Capabilities
    • Verify Autodiscovery: Layer 2 VPN VPLS Database
    • Verify Autodiscovery: Layer 2 VPN VPLS Attributes

Lab Outline

Hardware Lab 1: Implement MPLS Layer 3 VPN Backbones
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Familiarize Yourself with the Lab Network
  • Enable LDP and Configure VRFs on the PEs
  • Upgrade Cisco IOS XE VRF to New Style
  • Configure MP-BGP to Establish Routing Between the PE Routers

Hardware Lab 2: Connect MPLS VPN Sites via Static, RIP, and EIGRP
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Configure Static Routes between the PE and CE Routers
  • Configure RIP as the PE-CE Routing Protocol
  • Configure Nondefault VPN Label Allocation Modes
  • Configure EIGRP as the PE-CE Routing Protocol
  • Filter CE Routes before Insertion to VRF

Hardware Lab 3: Connect MPLS VPN Sites via BGP and OSPF
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Configure EBGP as the PE-CE Routing Protocol
  • Manipulate BGP Exchange
  • Configure OSPFv2 as the PE-CE Routing Protocol

Hardware Lab 4: Overlapping and Common Services VPNs
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Enable Overlapping Layer 3 VPNs
  • Enable Common Services Layer 3 VPNs

Hardware Lab 5: Internet Connectivity in MPLS VPNs
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Provide Internet BGP Connectivity over Subinterface Connected to the Global Routing Table
  • Establish Central Site Connectivity for Internet Access
  • Establish Central Site Connectivity for Internet Access through a Separate MPLS VPN

Hardware Lab 6: Implement 6VPE
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Configure IPv6 Addresses on PE-to-CE Interfaces
  • Configure OSPFv3 Routing on PE-CE Links
  • Enable MP-BGP for VPNv6 and VRF IPv6 Exchange and Configure Redistribution

Hardware Lab 7: Implement CSC
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Configure End-Customer Sites
  • Enable LDP on PE-CE Links and Reset Nondefault VPN Label Allocation Methods on PEs
  • Establish MP-BGP between Customer Carrier Routers
  • Replace IGP and LDP Label Exchange by BGP

Hardware Lab 8: Implement EoMPLS
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Configure VPWS To Interconnect VLAN 11
  • Configure VPWS for Untagged Frames
  • Configure VPWS to Interconnect VLAN 12 with VLAN 21

Hardware Lab 9: Implement VPLS
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Configure VPLS to Interconnect VLAN 111
  • Configure VPLS to Interconnect VLAN 112 with VLAN 121
  • Configure BVI

Hardware Lab 10: Enhance Layer 2 VPN Scalability
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Implement H-VPLS with QinQ to Transparently Bridge Customer VLAN
  • Implement QinQ H-VPLS with Provider and Customer VLAN Rewrite
  • Migrate QinQ to 801.1ad for the VPLS that Bridges VLAN 111
  • Implement 801.1ad for the VPLS that Bridges VLANs 112 and 121
  • (Optional) Deploy BGP Autodiscovery of VPLS Neighbors