Join Greg Sowell for an in-depth discussion in this video MPLS and VPLS, part of Networking Foundations: Network Media (WANs).
- [Voiceover] Multiprotocol Label Switching,…or MPLS, is a carrier routing mechanism…that allows a provider to create private connections.…These private connections can be across town,…or if the carrier's network is big enough,…It can be across the world.…MPLS concepts were first introduced in 1996,…but the first version wasn't released until 1999.…It uses a method called label switch routing…to compile the routing table into a series of labels.…
These labels are then assigned to data packets…as they are introduced into the network.…All of the routing decisions moving forward…are based on the labels without the need…to examine the packets.…Since the labels are carried from point A to point B…via the provider's route tables,…there is some built in redundancy.…Inside of a provider's network…there will multiple paths traffic can take.…If one path fails, traffic can be rerouted.…All of this will be invisible to the end customer.…
Very few organizations actually utilize…MPLS on their LAN.…Normally it is run inside a carrier network.…
He discusses different WAN technologies and features such as speeds, spans, and price points—including inexpensive options such as VPN. He then covers switches (the devices that connect computers in your building) and routers (devices that control the transmission of network data). Along the way, Greg shows how to build private connections, implement free networking over the Internet, build switch networks, and overlay-routed networks. He'll also introduce different routing protocols, such as OPSF link-state routing and distance-vector routing with RIPv2, EIGRP, and BGP.
Note that this course maps to domains 1 and 2 of the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking Fundamentals certification exam (98-366).
- Understanding the technology: from dial-up to VPNs
- Working with hubs, bridges, and switches
- Ensuring hardware redundancy
- Using switching types and MAC tables
- Preventing bridge loops with STP
- Routing with routing tables
- Using NAT
- Securing your switches and routers
- Setting up firewalls
- Working with different routing protocols: RIPv2, OSPF, EIGRP, and more
Skill Level Beginner
Networking Foundations: Network Media (LANs)with Greg Sowell1h 9m Intermediate
1. WAN Technologies
4. Routing Protocols
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