XRVPNS - Leveraging IOS XR VPN Services (XRVPNS)

The Leveraging IOS XR VPN Services (XRVPNS) training teaches you how to implement and troubleshoot Layer 2 and Layer 3 Virtual Private Network services in a service provider network operating on Cisco IOS XR software. Cisco IOS XR is the foundational operating system of most service provider networks and operates Cisco’s service provider portfolio of network devices. You will learn how to implement a label switched network infrastructure for the enablement of VPN services using Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) or Segment Routing (SR). You will also learn how to implement and troubleshoot both IPv4 and IPv6 Layer 3 VPN services and Multicast VPN services using IOS XR. In addition, you will learn how to implement Ethernet VPN (EVPN) services including EVPN Integrated Routing and Bridging (EVPN IRB) and EVPN-SR data center fabric. Finally, you will learn how to implement EVPN advanced features. This training also earns you 24 Continuing Education (CE) credits toward recertification.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

Implement and configure MPLS and describe MPLS label propagation in service provider networks
Describe the main factors leading to the development and deployment of segment routing, describe the various types of segments that are used in segment routing, describe the Segment Routing Global Block (SRGB), and configure and verify Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) segment routing operation
Implement and configure Segment Routing IPv6
Describe the components and functionality of Layer 3 MPLS VPNs implementation in Cisco IOS XR Software deployments
Identify the routing protocol and LDP information necessary for Layer 3 MPLS VPN troubleshooting
Discuss Multicast LDP (MLDP) implementation and troubleshooting method for Layer 3 multicast MPLS VPN
Implement MPLS VPN solutions for IPv6 environments
Describe common issues and fixes for provider edge to provider edge (PE-PE) and provider edge to customer edge (PE-CE) connectivity in an IPv6 MPLS VPN environment
Implement Layer 2 VPN operations in a service provider environment
Explain how EVPN gets around the problems that regular Layer 2 VPNs have, what the model for EVPN delivery is, and how to implement and troubleshoot EVPN solutions
Explain the advantages of EVPN IRB, how it is implemented, and how to troubleshoot problems when building EVPN IRB solutions
Demonstrate how to configure EVPN-SR data center fabric solutions
Explain advanced EVPN features to support network engineers in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex EVPN networks

Student Testimonials

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The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:
Familiarity with service provider network operation
Familiarity with Cisco IOS XR software configuration and operation
Ability to implement and troubleshoot routing protocol including OSPF, IS-IS, and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) in a service provider network
These skills can be found in the following Cisco Learning Offerings:
Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU v 1.0)
Cisco IOS XR Software Essentials (IOSXRE v 1.0)

Detailed Class Syllabus

Course Outline:

Cisco IOS XR Software MPLS Operation and Implementation
Segment Routing Fundamentals
Segment Routing IPv6
Layer 3 MPLS VPN Implementation with Cisco IOS XR Software
Layer 3 MPLS VPN Troubleshooting
Layer 3 Multicast MPLS VPN Implementation
Layer 3 IPv6 MPLS VPNs Implementation
Layer 3 IPv6 MPLS VPN Troubleshooting
Layer 2 VPNs and Ethernet Services Fundamentals
Cisco IOS XR Software EVPN Operation and Implementation
Cisco IOS XR Software EVPN IRB
EVPN-SR Data Center Fabric
EVPN Advanced Features

Lab Outline:

Labs are designed to assure learners a whole practical experience, through the following practical activities:
Configure and Verify MPLS
Configure and Verify Segment Routing
Configure and Verify SRv6
Configure and Verify Layer 3 VPN
Implement 6VPE
Configure and Verify EVPN Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS)