Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services v1.2 - SPCORE (Professional)

Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services v1.2 - SPCORE (Professional) Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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

The SPCORE course introduces the concepts of MPLS and describes its implementation as well as exploring the MPLS TE services built on the MPLS technology. MPLS is a high-performance method for forwarding packets through a network and enables routers at the edge of a network to apply simple labels to packets. This practice allows the core devices—typically the routers in the center of the service provider core—to forward packets according to labels, with minimal lookup overhead. The course also enables learners to use the technology principles of basic QoS, and QoS with MPLS to implement advanced features and functions. The focus of the course is on technology issues of MPLS and on best practices for implementing QoS from the service providers perspective and how to configure some of those features and functions in an existing routed environment.

Exam format
Exam Number: 642-887 SPCORE
Associated Certifications: CCNP Service Provider
Duration: 90 minutes (65-75 questions)
Register with: Pearson VUE

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Intended Audience for this Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services v1.2 - SPCORE (Professional) Course

  • » The primary audience for this course is intended primarily for network administrators, network engineers, network managers and systems engineers who would like to implement MPLS and MPLS Traffic Engineering in the core portion of service provider environments and assure QoS in service provider backbone.
  • » The secondary audience for this course is intended for network designers and project managers. The course is also recommended to all individuals preparing for CCNP SP certification.

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Course Prerequisites for Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services v1.2 - SPCORE (Professional)

  • » Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and Cisco IOS XR software configuration

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Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services v1.2 - SPCORE (Professional) Course Objectives

  • » Describe the features of MPLS, and how MPLS labels are assigned and distributed
  • » Discuss the requirement for traffic engineering in modern networks that must attain optimal resource utilization
  • » Describe the concept of QoS and explain the need to implement QoS
  • » Classify and mark network traffic to implement an administrative policy requiring QoS
  • » Compare the different Cisco QoS queuing mechanisms that are used to manage network congestion
  • » Explain the concept of traffic policing and shaping, including token bucket, dual token bucket, and dual-rate policing

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Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services v1.2 - SPCORE (Professional) Course Outline

      1. Multiprotocol Label Switching
        1. Introducing Cisco IP NGN Architecture
          1. Traditional ISP versus Traditional Telco
          2. Modern Service Provider
          3. Cisco IP NGN Architecture
          4. Basic Transport Technologies Overview
          5. SONET/SDH
          6. DWDM and ROADM
          7. IP over DWDM
          8. 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet Standards
          9. Transformation to IP
          10. Traditional IP Routing
        2. Introducing MPLS
          1. MPLS Introduction
          2. MPLS Features
          3. MPLS Benefits
          4. MPLS Terminology
          5. MPLS Architecture: Control Plane
          6. MPLS Architecture: Data Plane
          7. Forwarding Structures
          8. MPLS Architecture Example
          9. MPLS Labels
          10. MPLS Static Feature
          11. MPLS Packet Flow Basic Example
        3. Introducing MPLS Applications
          1. MPLS Applications
          2. MPLS Label Stack
          3. MPLS Unicast IP Routing
          4. MPLS Multicast IP Routing
          5. MPLS VPNs
          6. Layer 3 MPLS VPNs
          7. Layer 2 MPLS VPNs
          8. MPLS Traffic Engineering
          9. MPLS QoS
          10. Interaction Between MPLS Applications
        4. Label Distribution Protocol
          1. Label Distribution Protocol
          2. LDP Neighbor Adjacency Establishment
          3. LDP Link Hello Message
          4. LDP Neighbor Discovery
          5. LDP Session Negotiation
          6. LDP Discovery of Nonadjacent Neighbors
          7. LDP Session Protection
          8. LDP Graceful Restart and Nonstop Routing
        5. Introducing MPLS Forwarding
          1. MPLS Forwarding Structures
          2. Label-Switched Path
          3. LSP Building
          4. Label Allocation and Distribution
          5. Label Allocation
          6. Label Advertisement
          7. Packet Propagation Across an MPLS Domain
          8. Packet Propagation Without PHP
          9. MPLS Steady State Condition
          10. MPLS Label Control Methods
          11. Impact of IP Aggregation on LSPs
        6. Operating MPLS Forwarding
          1. Loop Detection using the MPLS TTL field
          2. Normal TTL Operation
          3. Disabling TTL Propagation
          4. Steady State Operation
          5. Link Failure MPLS Convergence Process
          6. Routing Protocol Convergence
          7. MPLS Convergence
          8. Link Recovery MPLS Convergence Process
          9. IP Switching Mechanisms
          10. Standard IP Switching Example
          11. Cisco Express Forwarding Switching Example
          12. Cisco Express Forwarding in IOS XE Software
          13. Cisco Express Forwarding in IOS XR
          14. Monitoring IPv4 Cisco Express Forwarding
        7. Implementing MPLS in the Service Provider Core
          1. MPLS Configuration on Cisco IOS XR versus Cisco IOS or IOS XE
          2. MPLS Configuration Tasks
          3. Basic MPLS Configuration
          4. MTU Requirements
          5. MPLS MTU Configuration
          6. IP TTL Propagation
          7. Disabling IP TTL Propagation
          8. LDP Session Protection Configuration
          9. LDP Graceful Restart and NSR Configuration
          10. LDP IGP Synchronization Configuration
          11. LDP Autoconfiguration
          12. Label Advertisement Control
          13. Label Acceptance Control
          14. Monitor MPLS
          15. Display MPLS LDP Parameters
          16. Display MPLS Configured Interfaces
          17. Display Status of LDP Discovery Process
          18. LDP Monitoring Commands
          19. Display the Status of the LDP Session
          20. Display the Contents of the LIB Table
          21. Monitor Label Switching
          22. Display the Contents of the LFIB Table
          23. Display the Contents of the FIB Table
          24. Debugging MPLS and LDP
          25. Classic Ping and Traceroute
          26. MPLS Ping and Traceroute Overview
          27. MPLS Ping
          28. MPLS Traceroute
          29. Troubleshooting MPLS
          30. LDP Session Startup Issues
          31. Label Distribution Issues
          32. Intermittent MPLS Failures After Interface Failure
          33. Packet Propagation Issues
      2. MPLS Traffic Engineering
        1. Introducing MPLS Traffic Engineering Components
          1. Traffic Engineering Concepts
          2. Traffic Engineering Motivations
          3. Business Drivers for Traffic Engineering
          4. Congestion Avoidance and Traffic Engineering
          5. Traffic Engineering with a Layer 2 Overlay Model
          6. Traffic Engineering with a Layer 2 Overlay Model: Example
          7. Drawbacks of the Layer 2 Overlay Solution
          8. Layer 3 Routing Model Without Traffic Engineering
          9. Traffic Engineering with a Layer 3 Routing Model
          10. Traffic Engineering with the MPLS TE Model
          11. MPLS TE Traffic Tunnels
          12. Traffic Tunnels: Attributes
          13. Link Resource Attributes
          14. Constraint-Based Path Computation
          15. Example of Constraint-Based Path Computation
          16. MPLS TE Process
          17. Role of RSVP in Path Setup Procedures
          18. Path Setup and Admission Control with RSVP
          19. Forwarding Traffic to a Tunnel
          20. Autoroute
          21. Autoroute Example
        2. MPLS Traffic Engineering Operations
          1. Attributes Used by Constraint-Based Path Computation
          2. MPLS TE Link-Resource Attributes
          3. MPLS TE Link Resource Attributes: Maximum Bandwidth and Maximum Reservable Bandwidth
          4. MPLS TE Link-Resource Attributes: Link-Resource Class
          5. MPLS TE Link-Resource Attributes: Constraint-Based Specific Link Metric (Administrative Weight)
          6. MPLS TE Tunnel Attributes
          7. MPLS TE Tunnel Attributes: Traffic Parameter and Path Selection and Management
          8. MPLS TE Tunnel Attributes: Tunnel Resource Class Affinity
          9. MPLS TE Tunnel Attributes: Adaptability, Priority, Pre-emption
          10. MPLS TE Tunnel Attributes: Resilience
          11. Implementing TE Policies with Affinity Bits
          12. Using Affinity Bits in TE Policies
          13. Propagating MPLS TE Link Attributes with Link-State Routing Protocol
          14. Constraint-Based Path Computation
          15. Constraint-Based Path Computation: Path Selection
          16. Example of Constraint-Based Path Computation
          17. Path Setup
          18. RSVP Usage in Path Setup
          19. Hop-by-Hop Path Setup with RSVP
          20. Tunnel and Link Admission Control
          21. Path Rerouting
          22. Path Reoptimization
          23. Path Rerouting: Link Failure
          24. MPLS TE Soft Pre-emption
          25. MPLS TE Path-Option Attributes
          26. Assigning Traffic to Traffic Tunnels
          27. Using Static Routing to Assign Traffic to Traffic Tunnel
          28. Autoroute
          29. Autoroute: Path Selection Rules
          30. MPLS TE IPv6 Autoroute
          31. Autoroute: Default Metric
          32. Autoroute: Relative and Absolute Metric
          33. Forwarding Adjacency
          34. Forwarding Adjacency Traffic Flows
        3. Implementing MPLS TE
          1. MPLS TE Configuration Tasks
          2. MPLS TE Configuration
          3. RSVP Configuration
          4. OSPF Configuration
          5. IS-IS Configuration
          6. MPLS TE Tunnels Configuration
          7. Static Route and Autoroute Configurations
          8. Verifying RSVP Operation
          9. Verify MPLS TE Tunnels
          10. Verify a Routing Table with Autoroute Enabled
          11. MPLS TE Case Study
          12. MPLS TE Case Study: Dynamic MPLS TE Tunnel
          13. MPLS TE Case Study: Explicit MPLS TE Tunnel
          14. MPLS TE Case Study: Periodic Tunnel Optimization
          15. MPLS TE Case Study: Configuring Path-Selection Restrictions
          16. MPLS TE Case Study: Modifying the Administrative Weight
          17. MPLS TE Case Study: Autoroute and Forwarding Adjacency
        4. Protecting MPLS TE Traffic
          1. Improving MPLS TE Convergence Time
          2. Configuring Backup MPLS TE Tunnels
          3. Drawbacks of Backup MPLS TE Tunnels
          4. Fast Reroute Case Study
          5. Fast Reroute Case Study: Link Protection
          6. Fast Reroute Case Study: Node Protection
          7. Fast Reroute Case Study: Fast Reroute Link Protection Configurations
          8. MPLS Traffic Engineering Autotunnel Backup
          9. MPLS Traffic Engineering Autotunnel Backup Configuration
          10. MPLS Traffic Engineering Autotunnel Backup Verification
          11. MPLS Traffic Engineering Autotunnel Mesh
          12. MPLS Traffic Engineering Autotunnel Mesh Configuration
          13. MPLS TE End-to-End Path Protection
          14. MPLS TE End-to-End Path Protection Configuration
          15. BFD over MPLS TE LSPs
          16. MPLS TE Bandwidth Control
          17. Automatic Bandwidth Configuration
          18. DiffServ-Aware MPLS TE Tunnels
          19. DiffServ-Aware MPLS Dual-Bandwidth Pools
          20. DiffServ-Aware Service Configuration
      3. QoS in the Service Provider Network
        1. Understanding QoS
          1. Cisco IP NGN Architecture
          2. QoS Issues in Converged Networks
          3. QoS and Traffic Classes
          4. Applying QoS Policies on Traffic Classes
          5. Service Level Agreement
          6. Service Level Agreement Measuring Points
          7. Models for Implementing QoS
          8. IntServ Model and RSVP
          9. Differentiated Services Model
          10. DSCP Field
          11. Per-Hop Behavior
          12. QoS Actions on Interfaces
          13. MQC Introduction
        2. Implementing QoS in the SP Network
          1. QoS Mechanisms
          2. Traffic Classification
          3. Traffic Marking
          4. Congestion Management
          5. Congestion Avoidance
          6. Traffic Policing
          7. Traffic Shaping
          8. Traffic Shaping versus Policing
          9. Implementing QoS
          10. Modular QoS CLI Method
          11. MQC Configurations Steps
          12. Applying QoS Policy on Interfaces
          13. MQC Policy Modification
          14. MQC on Cisco IOS, IOS XR, and IOS XE Software
          15. QoS in Service Provider Environment
          16. Service Provider Trust Boundary
          17. PE Router QoS Requirements
          18. P Router QoS Requirements
        3. Implementing MPLS Support for QoS
          1. MPLS QoS
          2. Marking MPLS Frames
          3. Classification Based on QoS Group
          4. Configuring MPLS QoS on a PE Router
          5. Configuring MPLS QoS on a P Router
          6. Monitoring MPLS QoS
          7. QoS-Enabled MPLS VPNs: Point-to-Cloud Service Model
          8. QoS-Enabled MPLS VPNs: Point-to-Point Service Model
          9. MPLS DiffServ QoS Models
          10. MPLS DiffServ Pipe Mode
          11. MPLS DiffServ Short-Pipe Mode
          12. MPLS DiffServ Uniform Mode
          13. MPLS DS-TE
          14. Cisco IOS XR DS-TE Implementation
      4. QoS Classification and Marking
        1. Understanding Classification and Marking
          1. Classification and Marking
          2. Classification and Marking at the Data Link Layer
          3. Classification and Marking at the Network Layer
          4. QoS Traffic Models
          5. Strategically Defining QoS Objectives
          6. Cisco Modified RFC 4594 Marking Recommendations
          7. Cisco Modified RFC 4594 - Class Expansion
          8. Enterprise-to-Service Provider QoS Class Mapping
          9. Six-Class SP Model Mapping Example
          10. Trust Boundaries Overview
          11. Enterprise Trust Boundary
          12. Service Provider Trust Boundary
        2. Using Modular QoS CLI
          1. Using MQC for Classification
          2. Configuration Option for Classification in MQC
          3. Configuring and Verifying Classification Using MQC
          4. Verifying Packet Classification
          5. Using MQC for Class-Based Marking
          6. Configuring and Verifying Class-Based Marking Using MQC
          7. Verifying Class-Based Marking
        3. Implementing Advanced QoS Techniques
          1. Network-Based Application Recognition
          2. NBAR Application Support
          3. Protocol Discovery
          4. Configuring and Verifying MQC Traffic Classification Using NBAR (match protocol)
          5. NBAR Verification and Monitoring
          6. QoS Tunneling Techniques
          7. ToS Byte Preservation
          8. QoS Preclassify
          9. Configuring QoS Preclassify
          10. Example of Configuring QoS Preclassify
          11. Hierarchical QoS
          12. Hierarchical QoS Policies
      5. QoS Congestion Management and Avoidance
        1. Managing Congestion
          1. Queuing Introduction
          2. FIFO Queuing
          3. Priority Queuing
          4. Round-Robin Queuing
          5. WRR Queuing
          6. DRR Queuing
          7. Modified Deficit Round-Robin Queuing
          8. Cisco IOS and IOS XR Queue Types
          9. Cisco IOS XR Forwarding Architecture
          10. Cisco IOS XR Queuing (CRS-3 Example)
          11. Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing
          12. CBWFQ Architecture
          13. Configuring CBWFQ
          14. Configuring Hierarchical CBWFQ
          15. Monitoring CBWFQ
          16. Low Latency Queuing
          17. LLQ Architecture
          18. LLQ Benefits
          19. Configuring LLQ
          20. Monitoring LLQ-CBWFQ
        2. Implementing Congestion Avoidance
          1. Congestion Avoidance Introduction
          2. TCP Behavior
          3. Congestion and TCP
          4. Example: TCP Congestion Control Algorithms
          5. Tail Drop and TCP Global Synchronization
          6. TCP Synchronization
          7. Delay, Jitter, and Starvation
          8. RED Introduction
          9. RED Profiles
          10. TCP Traffic with and without RED
          11. WRED Overview
          12. WRED Operation
          13. Class-Based RED and WRED
          14. Configuring WRED
          15. Monitoring WRED
      6. QoS Traffic Policing and Shaping
        1. Understanding Traffic Policing and Shaping
          1. Traffic Policing and Shaping
          2. Traffic Policing and Shaping Overview
          3. Policing and Shaping Use Cases
          4. Traffic Policing Example
          5. Traffic Shaping Example
          6. Comparing Traffic Policing versus Shaping
          7. Single Token Bucket Policing
          8. Single Token Bucket Class-Based Policing
          9. Dual Token Bucket (Single Rate) Class-Based Policing
          10. Dual-Rate Class-Based Policing
          11. Token Bucket Class-Based Traffic Shaping
          12. Traffic Policing and Shaping in IP NGN
        2. Implementing Traffic Policing
          1. Class-Based Policing
          2. Single-Rate, Single Token Bucket Policing
          3. Single-Rate, Dual Token Bucket Policing
          4. Multiaction Policing
          5. Dual Rate Policing
          6. Percentage-Based Policing
          7. Hierarchical Policing
          8. Monitoring Class-Based Policing Operations
          9. Policing on Cisco Access Switches
          10. Cisco Access Switches Aggregate Policer Configuration
          11. Protecting Control Plane
          12. LPTS Local Traffic Types
          13. Monitoring LPTS Policing: Default State
          14. Configuring LPTS Policing
          15. Monitoring LPTS Policing
          16. Control Plane Policing (Cisco IOS/XE)
          17. Configuring Control Plane Policing
          18. Verifying Control Plane Policing
        3. Implementing Traffic Shaping
          1. Class-Based Shaping
          2. Shaping Approaches
          3. Single-Level Shaping
          4. Hierarchical Shaping and CBWFQ
          5. Hierarchical Shaping
          6. Hierarchical Policing and Shaping
          7. Hierarchical Shaping and Policing
          8. Monitoring Class-Based Shaping Operations
      7. Lab
        1. Lab: Implement MPLS in the Service Provider Core
          1. Verify OSPF
          2. Configure Basic MPLS
          3. Disable IP TTL Propagation
          4. Configure Conditional Label Distribution
        2. Lab: Implement MPLS TE
          1. Log Existing Traffic Flow
          2. Configure Support for MPLS TE
          3. Build an MPLS TE Tunnel
          4. Configure the Backup Tunnel
          5. Configure Fast Reroute
        3. Lab: The Need for QoS
          1. Change the Routing Protocol to BGP
          2. Monitor Statistics Before and After Network Congestion
        4. Lab: Implement MPLS Support for QoS
          1. Verify the Default Behavior of the DSCP MPLS EXP Bits
          2. Configure MPLS DiffServ Short-Pipe Mode
          3. Create a DS-TE Tunnel
        5. Lab: Implement Classification and Marking
          1. Configure MQC Classification
          2. Configure a GRE Tunnel
          3. Configure and Monitor QoS Preclassify
          4. Configure MQC Marking
        6. Lab: Implement Queuing
          1. Configure CBWFQ on Cisco IOS XR Software (Pod X Only)
          2. Configure CBWFQ on Cisco IOS XE Software (Pod Y Only)
          3. Configure LLQ on Cisco IOS XR and Cisco IOS XE Software (Pod X and Pod Y)
          4. Verify LLQ on Cisco IOS XR Software (Pod X Only)
          5. Verify LLQ on Cisco IOS XE Software (Pod Y Only)
        7. Lab: Implement Congestion Avoidance
          1. Verify Dropping Statistics without RED on Cisco IOS XR Software (Pod X Only)
          2. Verify Dropping Statistics without RED on Cisco IOS XE (Pod Y Only)
          3. Enable WRED on Cisco IOS XR Software (Pod X Only)
          4. Enable WRED on Cisco IOS XE Software (Pod Y Only)
          5. Customize WRED on Cisco IOS XR Software (Pod X Only)
        8. Lab: Implement Traffic Policing
          1. Configure Single-Level Policing on Cisco IOS XR Software (Pod X Only)
          2. Configure Single-Level Policing on Cisco IOS XE Software (Pod Y Only)
          3. Configure Individual and Aggregate Policers on Cisco IOS Access Switches
          4. Configure Hierarchical Policing on Cisco IOS XR Software (Pod X Only)
          5. Configure Hierarchical Policing on Cisco IOS XE Software (Pod Y Only)
          6. Configure LPTS Policing on Cisco IOS XR Software (Pod X Only)
        9. Lab: Implement Traffic Shaping
          1. Configure Single-Level Traffic Shaping on Cisco IOS XR Software (Pod X Only)
          2. Configure Single-Level Traffic Shaping on Cisco IOS XE Software (Pod Y Only)
          3. Configure Hierarchical Shaping on Cisco IOS XR Software (Pod X Only)
          4. Configure Hierarchical Shaping on Cisco IOS XE Software (Pod Y Only)

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