MPLS VPNs and Traffic Engineering

2 Days / 4 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230) / Technical Level: Level 3

Course Code: IP1312

Course Summary

A practical look at Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) from the simple Label Switched Path through to Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections and finally looking at MPLS Traffic Engineering.

Who would benefit

Engineers who would benefit from a practical understanding of how MPLS is configured in networks. Especially those that have to work with MPLS VPNs or Traffic Engineering services.


A good grounding in MPLS and VPN principles as obtained by attending our Wray Castle course ‘Multi Protocol Label Switching – IP1307’.

Topic Areas Include

  • VPN (Virtual Private Networks)

  • MPLS-based IP-VPN motivation

  • MPLS VPN operation

  • Configuration of VPN sites

  • MP-BGP configuration

  • MP-BGP updates

  • Building different VPN types using route targets

  • Route reflector

  • MPLS traffic engineering

  • MPLS-TE trunk attributes

  • MPLS-TE basic operations

  • Fast restoration of an LSP using RSVP-TE