Started studying for CCNP SPEDGE

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I was studying SWITCH after passing ROUTE but I do nothing SWITCH related at work and I was losing interest over the last month I have been studying.

Decided to go after CCNP SP as my main responsibilities are OSPF, BGP, MPLS, VPLS, Carrier Ethernet, etc.

I am currently reading MPLS Fundamentals and using the INE CCIE SP video series for advanced technology.

Exam Topics:

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CISSP, CCNA SP
Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
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  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Currently reading MPLS Fundamentals, finishing up chapter 3. I will not need to read many sections in the book as they are not relevant to SPEDGE (Traffic Engineering, QOS, MPLS - ATM, etc.)

    I will detail some past training I have received in VPLS and MEF sometime later on this thread.
    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • What books did you read for CCNA SP?
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I had a paid course through Global Knowledge at my work which provided the custom books and lab guides. I would say knowing IOS-XR commands including all show commands, privileged and administrative modes, the difference between all the modes and what the different show commands do, etc. Is a big requirement. Lots of drag and drops on those tests. Read IOS-XR Fundamentals.
    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • Thanks, I appreciate that.
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Reading:

    I have read the following chapters in MPLS Fundamentals (1 - 3) while taking notes in Evernote summarizing the details that need to be reviewed more than once. I am enjoying the study so far! The nitty gritty of the reserved labels, penultimate hop popping, explicit null, etc. I am excited to learn more about LDP!

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    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    At my work we had to do some MTU redesign over the last year. One of my co-workers was leading the charge and it was very interesting to learn about how fragmentation can affect network performance, the amount of labels in use determining the MPLS MTU and how that differs from the IP MTU. It was nice to read more details about it in MPLS Fundamentals.
    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Been watching a video series to help me understand these concepts more as well as having another person explaining the topic to me outside the book (INE CCIP SP Series).

    I got these videos on sale around Christmas time! Buy one video series ($299) and get $50 off ($249) + BOGO (got CCIE R&S Advanced Technology Series). Great Deal! My work paid for them as well!

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    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Starting INE CCIE SP Video # 10 today! Taking notes in Evernote:

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    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Watching Video 11 today from INE:

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    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Some Training I had experienced recently that relates to the CCNP SPEDGE was a Metro Ethernet Forum Certification class. Below are the materials from that class. It had a massive amount of material as it covered MEF and Cisco IOS XR 9K MEF configurations.

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    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Continued:

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    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Continued! Last one! Lots of Material!

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    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Sorry for the terrible quality pictures, but I wanted to upload the material to share as much as to have it all in one place for me so I can pull up the book indexes for study use without having to lug out all 4 books to find the topic I wanted to review!

    I am still watching INE CCIE SP video 11: MPLS Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) Overview, VRF Overview. I am going through it slowly, stopping the video often to take notes and ponder the details of the subject he is teaching.

    These are CCIE level videos and I am only studying for the CCNP SP tests, but the level of detail is invaluable for my work as well!
    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Still making my way through video 11 while reading MPLS Fundamentals. Many of the details of these concepts are new to me and I am taking lots of good summarized notes in Evernote:

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    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    INE is amazing! Great video Resources!

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    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Some video resources available to me include the INE CCIE SP videos as well as the INE CCIE R&S Advanced Technology videos. Similar information is covered in both but it seems that the CCIE R&S video series may have a more complete video on LDP. So far, I have not run into a video on the CCIE SP AT videos that goes deep into LDP like the book MPLS fundamentals is doing. LDP has all the complexity of an IGP such as OSPF or EIGRP where it forms neighbors and has multiple timers to be aware of. I will let you know how different the videos are between the two sets:

    CCIE R&S videos:

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    CCIE SP Advanced Technology videos:

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    CBT Nuggets:




    MPLS Fundamentals

    Create, Configure and Monitor Multiprotocol Label Switching L3VPNs


    Trainer Keith Barker walks you through the concepts, implementation and verification of an MPLS network with an emphasis on the MPLS application of L3VPNs.

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    Welcome to MPLS Fundamentals 00:04:06This video introduces the outline for the course and a few tips that will assist you in getting the most out of the training, including Nuggetlab files and some prerequisites.
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    The Big Picture 00:10:33It is important to have a good understanding of WHY we would use a technology before diving into the bits and pieces of how to make it all work. In this Nugget, Keith introduces the Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) application called Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks (MPLS L3VPNs), and why it's a great example of why we love to use MPLS solutions.
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    Label-Based Forwarding 00:22:02MPLS is teaching an old dog a new trick, specifically for a router to forward packets based on a new label, instead of looking at the layer 3 IP header. In this Nugget, Keith shares how the forwarding process works, along with some information on what is in a label and where it is injected in a protocol stack. Packet capture files demonstrated in this video are available as part of the NuggetLab files for this video. To learn more about using the Wireshark protocol analyzer, please watch Keith's WireShark course here at CBT Nuggets.
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    Implementing MPLS 00:28:50In this Nugget, join Keith and add the commands to an IPv4 network to create an MPLS enabled IPv4 network. An overview of using GNS3 to build your own practice network is provided along with a strong encouragement to practice, practice and practice what you see in the video. NuggetLab files include the base configurations for Loopback and Gigabit interfaces as well as routing protocols. The NuggetLab files also include the commands demonstrated in this video that enable MPLS on routers and their interfaces.
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    LDP 00:32:20Label Distribution Protocol is the method that two LSRs (Label Switch Routers) use to discover and negotiate an LDP neighborship to share LDP mapping information. In this Nugget, Keith and you investigate the details that occur during an LDP discovery and session setup. Problems that may prevent and LDP session from forming also are discussed and demonstrated.
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    LSP Path Selection 00:19:44Too many choices can lead to indecision, so what does an LSR (Label Switching Router) do when it receives multiple label advertisements from different routers for remote network? The answer is contained in this Nugget. The packet capture demonstrated in this video is available in the NuggetLab files.
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    LIBs, FIBs and RIBs 00:17:11There are several tables that a Label Switching Router (LSR) will maintain. This Nugget addresses the Routing Information Base (RIB), Forwarding Information Base (FIB), Label Information Base (LIB), and Label Forwarding Information Base (LFIB). CEF's role also is discussed regarding these tables.
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    Transport Address 00:17:57Using the tune from Mr. Rogers . . ."Won't you please, won't you be, my neighbor?" If the transport address is not reachable, the answer to the question is "NO." In this Nugget, Keith shows you the relationship between the LDP router ID and the transport address that is advertised in hellos, as well as how to change both of them. Packet captures collected in this video are available in the NuggetLab area.
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    MPLS L3VPN Architecture 00:21:00There are several moving parts that go into MPLS L3VPNs. This Nugget compares traditional virtual networks to MPLS virtual networks using L3VPNs as an example.
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    PE to PE MBGP 00:19:21Multi-protocol Border Gateway Protocol (MBGP) allows the advertisement of multiple types of routes, including VPNv4 routes. In this Nugget, you join Keith as an internal BGP neighborship is configured between PE-1 and PE-5, including support for the VPNv4 routes required for MPLS L3VPNs.
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    VRFs 00:31:29In this Nugget, Keith shares the ingredients for a Virtual Routing and Forwarding instance, which includes a Route Distinguisher (RD), Route Targets (RTs), and interfaces that will be allocated to the VRF. The commands used and VRF details table are in the NuggetLab area.
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    CE to PE Routing 00:20:28This Nugget discusses and demonstrates using OSPF, EIGRP, RIP, and BGP to dynamically share routes between the Customer Edge (CE) and Provider Edge(PE) routers. The commands and topology diagram used in this video are available as part of the NuggetLab files for the course.
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    Redistribution 00:32:56When using an IGP to exchange routes between a VRF on a PE and the CE router, there is no automatic redistribution (import/export) between the IGP and BGP. In this Nugget, Keith walks you through how to manually configure the bidirectional (also sometimes called mutual) redistribution on the PE routers. The configuration and show commands used in this video are available as part of the NuggetLab files for this course.
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    Control and Data Plane Verification 00:32:22In this Nugget, Keith walks you through the steps to verify the Control and Data planes for MPLS L3VPNs, including identifying the VPN and Transit labels that are used in a packet simultaneously when forwarding over the core of the provider network. Packet captures collected in this video can be found in the NuggetLab area.
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    VRF Enabled Utilities 00:19:02Using everyday tools like Ping and Traceroute can be a bit challenging with VRFs on a PE unless we know the correct syntax to use. In this video Keith explains and demonstrates how to add VRF specifics to those commands for success at the CLI. Supporting files, including the full final configs of all 9 routers used in this course, are included in the Nuggetlab files.
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    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I am working my way through the MPLS fundamentals videos through CBT Nuggets right now as the CCIE SP INE videos were getting deep fast and I needed some more details to fill in the gaps. The CBT Nugget videos are simpler and the whole series is five and a half hours, where the INE videos I need to watch are over 20 hours total. I will get back to the INE videos after I finish this shorter more simpler set first.
    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • fredrikjjfredrikjj Posts: 879Member
    I just wanted to drop in and say that I'm following this thread with interest, dead forum or not icon_thumright.gif.
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    fredrikjj wrote: »
    I just wanted to drop in and say that I'm following this thread with interest, dead forum or not icon_thumright.gif.

    Thanks Fredrikjj! I am glad the post is interesting! I will try and share all the information I had to study to meet the topic criteria for passing the exam.
    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I LOVE this image from MPLS Fundamentals. Guys, you gotta check out your local library and get a library card. Then, go to their website and see if they offer free services such as Books 24x7 or Safari Books online. It is crazy all the resources I have!

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    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Safari Books online: Free through my local library. I did a search for MPLS in the book titles available:



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    Networks and Services: Carrier Ethernet, PBT,MPLS-TP, and VPLS
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    Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
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    Overview: Networks and Services: Carrier Ethernet, PBT, MPLS-TP, and VPLS
    This book provides a comprehensive understanding of current and debated future networking technologies. It gives insight into building end-to-end networks and services with Carrier Ethernet, PBT, MPLS-TP, and VPLS while also shedding light on the pros and cons of these technologies for service providers and enterprise network owners. Focusing on layer-2 networking and services, Networks and Services covers: The basics of Ethernet such as protocol stack, bridges, switches, and hubs Key techniques that are being used in building carrier-class Carrier Ethernet networks and services...







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    MPLS-Enabled Applications: Emerging Developments and New Technologies, Third Edition
    By: Ina Minei; Julian Lucek
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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    Overview: MPLS-Enabled Applications: Emerging Developments and New Technologies, Third Edition
    With a foreword by Yakov Rekhter "Here at last is a single, all encompassing resource where the myriad applications sharpen into a comprehensible text that first explains the whys and whats of each application before going on to the technical detail of the hows." Kireeti Kompella, CTO Junos, Juniper Networks The authoritative guide to MPLS, now in its Third edition, fully updated with brand new material! MPLS is now considered the networking technology for carrying all types of network traffic, including voice telephony, real-time video, and data traffic. In MPLS-Enabled...







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    Designing and Implementing IP/MPLS-Based Ethernet Layer 2 VPN Services: An Advanced Guide for VPLS and VLL
    By: Zhuo Xu
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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    Overview: Designing and Implementing IP/MPLS-Based Ethernet Layer 2 VPN Services: An Advanced Guide for VPLS and VLL
    A guide to designing and implementing VPLS services over an IP/MPLS switched service provider backbone Today's communication providers are looking for convenience, simplicity, and flexible bandwidth across wide area networks-but with the quality of service and control that is critical for business networking applications like video, voice and data. Carrier Ethernet VPN services based on VPLS makes this a reality. Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) is a pseudowire (PW) based, multipoint-to-multipoint layer 2 Ethernet VPN service provided by services providers By deploying a VPLS service...







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    MPLS-Enabled Applications: Emerging Developments and New Technologies
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    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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    Overview: MPLS-Enabled Applications: Emerging Developments and New Technologies
    “Here at last is a single, all-encompassing resource where the myriad applications sharpen into a comprehensible text.” Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Fellow, Juniper Networks. The authoritative guide to MPLS, now in its second edition, fully updated with brand new material! Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is now considered the networking technology for carrying all types of network traffic, including voice telephony, real-time video, and data traffic. In MPLS-Enabled Applications, the Second Edition, the authors methodically show how MPLS holds the key to network convergence by...







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    MPLS: Next Steps
    By: Bruce S. Davie; Adrian Farrel
    Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
    Publication Date: 11-APR-2008
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    Overview: MPLS: Next Steps
    SHORT DESCRIPTION: Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a data plane and control technology that is used in packet (that is Internet Protocol) networks. Now over ten years old, it has taken root firmly as a fundamental tool in many service provider networks. The last ten years have seen a considerable consolidation of MPLS techniques and protocols. This has resulted in the abandoning of some of the original features of MPLS, and the development of other new features. MPLS has moved from a prospective solution, to a grown-up technology. Now that MPLS has reached this level of maturity,...







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    MPLS Fundamentals
    By: Luc De Ghein - CCIE No. 1897
    Publisher: Cisco Press
    Publication Date: 21-NOV-2006
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    Overview: MPLS Fundamentals
    A comprehensive introduction to all facets of MPLS theory and practice Helps networking professionals choose the suitable MPLS application and design for their network Provides MPLS theory and relates to basic IOS configuration examples The Fundamentals Series from Cisco Press launches the basis to readers for understanding the purpose, application, and management of technologies MPLS has emerged as the new networking layer for service providers throughout the world. For many service providers and enterprises MPLS is a way of delivering new applications on their IP networks,...




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    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Safari Books online: Free through my local library. I did a search for MPLS in the book titles available:





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    MPLS and Next-Generation Networks: Foundations for NGN and Enterprise Virtualization
    By: Monique Morrow; Azhar Sayeed
    Publisher: Cisco Press
    Publication Date: 06-NOV-2006
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    Overview: MPLS and Next-Generation Networks: Foundations for NGN and Enterprise Virtualization
    Understand the business case for deploying MPLS-based services and solutions Provides network managers and architects a precise MPLS primer Defines MPLS service problems and their associated solutions Includes ROI models for MPLS-based solutions Discusses pros and cons of various options for each MPLS service Network managers often question the value that MPLS brings to their business environment. This book provides them with a precise guide for evaluating the benefits of MPLS-based applications and solutions. The book guides the network manager through the business case...







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    QoS for IP/MPLS Networks
    By: Santiago Alvarez
    Publisher: Cisco Press
    Publication Date: 02-JUN-2006
    Insert Date: 05-AUG-2006
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    Overview: QoS for IP/MPLS Networks
    A comprehensive guide to implementing QoS in IP/MPLS networks using Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XR Software Understand IP QoS architectures and how they apply to MPLS Take a detailed look at traffic management using policing, shaping, scheduling, and active queue management Study Cisco QoS behavioral model and the modular QoS command-line interface (MQC) Learn the operation of MPLS TE with its DiffServ extensions and applicability as a traffic-protection alternative Find multiple configuration and verification examples illustrating the implementation of MPLS TE, DS-TE, and...







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    Selecting MPLS VPN Services
    By: Chris Lewis; Steve Pickavance; Monique Morrow; John Monaghan; Craig Huegen
    Publisher: Cisco Press
    Publication Date: 13-FEB-2006
    Insert Date: 30-OCT-2006
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    Overview: Selecting MPLS VPN Services
    A guide to using and defining MPLS VPN services Analyze strengths and weaknesses of TDM and Layer 2 WAN services Understand the primary business and technical issues when evaluating IP/MPLS VPN offerings Describe the IP addressing, routing, load balancing, convergence, and services capabilities of the IP VPN Develop enterprise quality of service (QoS) policies and implementation guidelines Achieve scalable support for multicast services Learn the benefits and drawbacks of various security and encryption mechanisms Ensure proper use of services and plan for future...







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    MPLS Configuration on Cisco IOS Software
    By: Lancy Lobo, - CCIE No. 4690; Umesh Lakshman
    Publisher: Cisco Press
    Publication Date: 17-OCT-2005
    Insert Date: 08-OCT-2005
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    Overview: MPLS Configuration on Cisco IOS Software
    A complete configuration manual for MPLS, MPLS VPNs, MPLS TE, QoS, Any Transport over MPLS (AToM), and VPLS Understand the crucial Cisco commands for various MPLS scenarios Understand fundamentals of MPLS operation and learn to configure basic MPLS in Frame Relay and ATM-based environments Master fundamentals of MPLS VPN operation including Multiprotocol BGP (MBGP) operation, VPNv4 route exchange, and basic MPLS VPN configuration in the provider network Understand and configure various PE-CE routing protocols in MPLS VPN networks Understand MPLS VPN provisioning in an...







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    MPLS VPN Security
    By: Michael H. Behringer; Monique J. Morrow
    Publisher: Cisco Press
    Publication Date: 08-JUN-2005
    Insert Date: 01-JUL-2005
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    Overview: MPLS VPN Security
    A practical guide to hardening MPLS networks Define "zones of trust" for your MPLS VPN environment Understand fundamental security principles and how MPLS VPNs work Build an MPLS VPN threat model that defines attack points, such as VPN separation, VPN spoofing, DoS against the network’s backbone, misconfigurations, sniffing, and inside attack forms Identify VPN security requirements, including robustness against attacks, hiding of the core infrastructure, protection against spoofing, and ATM/Frame Relay security comparisons Interpret complex architectures such as extranet...







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    Definitive MPLS Network Designs
    By: Jim Guichard; François Le Faucheur; Jean-Philippe Vasseur
    Publisher: Cisco Press
    Publication Date: 14-MAR-2005
    Insert Date: 25-MAR-2005
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    Overview: Definitive MPLS Network Designs
    Field-proven MPLS designs covering MPLS VPNs, pseudowire, QoS, traffic engineering, IPv6, network recovery, and multicast Understand technology applications in various service provider and enterprise topologies via detailed design studies Benefit from the authors’ vast experience in MPLS network deployment and protocol design Visualize real-world solutions through clear, detailed illustrations Design studies cover various operator profiles including an interexchange carrier (IXC), a national telco deploying a multiservice backbone carrying Internet and IP VPN services as...



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    Building MPLS-Based Broadband Access VPNs
    By: Kumar Reddy
    Publisher: Cisco Press
    Publication Date: 15-NOV-2004
    Insert Date: 30-MAR-2005
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    Overview: Building MPLS-Based Broadband Access VPNs
    Implement the design principles and configurations behind MPLS-based VPNs for broadband access networks The book discusses how MPLS and its VPN service are best used in a broadband environment, concentrating on key design issues and solutions, including How to manage tens of thousands of interfaces and host routes and hundreds of dynamic VPNs When a Virtual Home Gateway is necessary Why use dynamic address assignment How routes should be summarized into the core Deploy MPLS VPNs successfully in broadband networks with Building MPLS-Based Broadband Access VPNs. This book...







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    Fault-Tolerant IP and MPLSNetworks
    By: Iftekhar Hussain
    Publisher: Cisco Press
    Publication Date: 11-NOV-2004
    Insert Date: 26-FEB-2005
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    Overview: Fault-Tolerant IP and MPLS Networks
    Design and deploy high availability IP and MPLS network architectures with this comprehensive guide Includes a detailed overview of the IP/MPLS forwarding and control plane protocols, including OSPF, IS-IS, LDP, BGP, and RSVP Analyze fault-tolerant IP/MPLS control plane architectures with the explanations in this book Develop a clear understanding of various high availability aspects of IP/MPLS networks Learn how to seamlessly deploy IP/MPLS control plane restart mechanisms Master the application of fault-tolerant control-plane architectures in designing and deploying highly...







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    Network Management, MIBs and MPLS: Principles, Design and Implementation
    By: Stephen B. Morris
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Publication Date: 20-JUN-2003
    Insert Date: 20-SEP-2003
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    Overview: Network Management, MIBs and MPLS: Principles, Design and Implementation
    Network Management, MIBs and MPLS: Principles, Design and Implementation is the definitive guide to managing and troubleshooting enterprise and service provider networks. This in-depth tutorial from networking expert Stephen Morris delivers clear and concise instruction on networking with MIBs, SNMP, MPLS, and much more. Coverage includes SNMPv3, network management software components, IP routing, HP Openview Network Node Manager, NMS software components, among other key techniques and tools for managing large network systems....







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    MPLS and VPN Architectures, Volume II
    By: Jim Guichard; Ivan Pepelnjak; Jeff Apcar
    Publisher: Cisco Press
    Publication Date: 06-JUN-2003
    Insert Date: 22-OCT-2004
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    Overview: MPLS and VPN Architectures, Volume II
    Master the latest MPLS VPN solutions to design, deploy, and troubleshoot advanced or large-scale networks With MPLS and VPN Architectures, Volume II, you'll learn: How to integrate various remote access technologies into the backbone providing VPN service to many different types of customers The new PE-CE routing options as well as other advanced features, including per-VPN Network Address Translation (PE-NAT) How VRFs can be extended into a customer site to provide separation inside the customer network The latest MPLS VPN security features and designs aimed at protecting...







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    Rick Gallaher’s MPLSTraining Guide: Building Multi Protocol Label Switching Networks
    By: Rick Gallaher
    Publisher: Syngress
    Publication Date: 01-APR-2003
    Insert Date: 26-MAR-2009
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    Overview: Rick Gallaher’s MPLS Training Guide: Building Multi Protocol Label Switching Networks
    This book introduces readers to MPLS concepts, installation, migration, operation, inspection, and troubleshooting. It discusses specific router and switch platforms and includes such topics as frame-mode MPLS, cell-mode MPLS, label distribution protocol, tag distribution protocol, label distribution protocol migration, MPLS configuration, traffic engineering, MPLS VPNs, MPLS VPN deployment models, MPLS VPN routing protocol support, multiprotocol BGP, MPLS VPN configurations, MPLS VPN integration, and MPLS VPN management....







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    MPLS Network Management
    By: Thomas D. Nadeau
    Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
    Publication Date: 04-JAN-2003
    Insert Date: 30-AUG-2013
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    Overview: MPLS Network Management
    MPLS-enabled networks are enjoying tremendous growth, but practical information on managing MPLS-enabled networks has remained hard to find. Until now. MPLS Network Management: MIBs, Tools, and Techniques is the first and only book that will help you master MPLS management technologies and techniques, as they apply to classic MPLS networks, traffic-engineered networks, and VPNs. Written by the co-author of most current MPLS management standards, it provides detailed, authoritative coverage of official MIBs, examining key topics ranging from syntax to access levels to object interaction....







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    Traffic Engineering withMPLS
    By: Eric CCIE #4122 Osborne; Ajay CCIE #2970 Simha
    Publisher: Cisco Press
    Publication Date: 17-JUL-2002
    Insert Date: 27-NOV-2002
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    Overview: Traffic Engineering with MPLS
    Design, configure, and manage MPLS TE to optimize network performance Almost every busy network backbone has some congested links while others remain underutilized. That's because shortest-path routing protocols send traffic down the path that is shortest without considering other network parameters, such as utilization and traffic demands. Using Traffic Engineering (TE), network operators can redistribute packet flows to attain more uniform distribution across all links. Forcing traffic onto specific pathways allows you to get the most out of your existing network capacity while making it...







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    MPLS and VPN Architectures, CCIP™ Edition
    By: Ivan CCIE #1354 Pepelnjak; Jim CCIE #2069 Guichard
    Publisher: Cisco Press
    Publication Date: 23-MAY-2002
    Insert Date: 27-NOV-2002
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    Overview: MPLS and VPN Architectures, CCIP™ Edition
    Prepare for CCIP certification as you learn to design and deploy MPLS-based VPNs Assists in preparation for the CCIP MPLS elective exam with detailed technology coverage and review questions Offers in-depth analysis of MPLS architecture Helps you learn how MPLS scales to support tens of thousands of virtual private networks (VPNs) Provides extensive case studies that guide you through the design and deployment of real-world MPLS/VPN networks Presents configuration examples and guidelines that assist you in configuring MPLS on Cisco devices Provides design and...



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    Advanced MPLS Design and Implementation
    By: Vivek Alwayn - CCIE #2995
    Publisher: Cisco Press
    Publication Date: 25-SEP-2001
    Insert Date: 26-SEP-2002
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    Overview: Advanced MPLS Design and Implementation
    An in-depth guide to understanding advanced MPLS implementation, including packet-based VPNs, ATM-based VPNs, traffic engineering, and quality of service Advanced MPLS Design and Implementation enables you to: Understand MPLS through a detailed analysis of MPLS architecture and operation Design and implement packet-based MPLS Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) using label switching routers (LSRs) Design and implement ATM-based MPLS VPNs using WAN-switched ATM LSRs Implement MPLS traffic engineering on your core network and optimize traffic flows dynamically Implement MPLS QoS...







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    MPLS and VPN Architectures
    By: Jim CCIE #2069 Guichard; Ivan CCIE #1354 Pepelnjak
    Publisher: Cisco Press
    Publication Date: 31-OCT-2000
    Insert Date: 25-SEP-2002
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    Overview: MPLS and VPN Architectures
    A practical guide to understanding, designing, and deploying MPLS and MPLS-enabled VPNs In-depth analysis of the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) architecture Detailed discussion of the mechanisms and features that constitute the architecture Learn how MPLS scales to support tens of thousands of VPNs Extensive case studies guide you through the design and deployment of real-world MPLS/VPN networks Configuration examples and guidelines assist in configuring MPLS on Cisco® devices Design and implementation options help you build various VPN topologies Multiprotocol...



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  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    There is not enough time left in my life to get through these books.... I find these topics so interesting though! It is amazing to finally be seeing the nuts and bolts of the network that I work with on a daily basis. I have had a steep learning curve to get up to speed with my current job role. I first had to get through my CCNA, then get good at IGPs and BGP with CCNP ROUTE. Now seeing much more detail with MPLS, LDP, etc. than I ever learned via my CCNA Service Provider is exciting! When I am reading through these chapters and watching these videos it is revealing so much about things I look at and troubleshoot every day!
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  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Still making my way through the CBT Nuggets videos. I am not taking that many notes on the first 5 or 6 so far as many of these topics were already covered in my readings of MPLS Fundamentals as well as the INE videos I have been watching lately. It is good to hear many of the topics repeated and have them taught at a slower pace.

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    Ok, I finished watching LSP Path Selection and Libs, Fibs, and RIBs through CBT nuggets. I was concentrating better on the INE videos because they overloaded me with excellent info.

    These CBT Nugget videos are great, but I have already read most of the chapter on LDP in MPLS Fundamentals, so I knew the concepts with more details than was presented in the video. There were some things about CEF that were great to know, I have not gotten to the CEF Chapter in MPLS Fundamentals yet.

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    filkenjitsu - Excellent 'blog'.
    How do you take notes when watching the videos? I do a screen capture, unfortunately reviewing the screen capture later I'm unable to follow.
    I normally use OneNote for taking notes while reading the books. I skipped chapter I in MPLS Fundamentals, stuck on chapter II, but think I may have to re-visit ChI.
    Continue updating, you progress insprining me to re-start my Edge studying, it has been on pause since July '13.
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I use Evernote which is free and is an Adroid/Apple/Windows/Mac app and available via web browser.

    I will copy and paste screen shots of show commands and paste them in around my own notes.
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