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General information:
Name:
MPLS Networks
Course of study:
2017/2018
Code:
IES-1-707-s
Faculty of:
Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications
Study level:
First-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Electronics and Telecommunications
Semester:
7
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr inż. Kantor Mirosław (kantor@kt.agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
dr inż. Kantor Mirosław (kantor@kt.agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

Within the subject, the student has the opportunity to gain knowledge of MPLS-based network services as well as the ability to configure them.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Student is able to cooperate with people in the group, understands the necessity for improving his competence ES1A_K01, ES1A_K04 Case study
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to find documentation required for configuring network devices ES1A_U01 Case study
M_U002 Student is able to configure MPLS network devices for applying traffic engineering mechanisms ES1A_U23 Test
M_U003 Student is able to work in group aiming at configuring MPLS network devices ES1A_U23 Case study
Knowledge
M_W001 Student has knowledge about configuring of network devices with respect to MPLS traffic engineering mechanisms as well as quality and resilience ones ES1A_W09, ES1A_W10 Test
M_W002 Student has ordered knowledge about organizing and managing MPLS networks ES1A_W09, ES1A_W10 Test
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 Student is able to cooperate with people in the group, understands the necessity for improving his competence - - + + - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to find documentation required for configuring network devices - - + + - - - - - - -
M_U002 Student is able to configure MPLS network devices for applying traffic engineering mechanisms - - + + - - - - - - -
M_U003 Student is able to work in group aiming at configuring MPLS network devices - - + + - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student has knowledge about configuring of network devices with respect to MPLS traffic engineering mechanisms as well as quality and resilience ones - - + + - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student has ordered knowledge about organizing and managing MPLS networks - - + + - - - - - - -
Module content
Laboratory classes:

1. MPLS architecture.
Basic MPLS configuration. Configuring OSPF and IS-IS for MPLS TE. Analysis of MPLS labels and label stack. Observing TTL behavior of labeled packets.
2. Label Distribution Protocol.
Configure Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) on routers. Analysis of the process of LDP neighbor discovery. Configuring targeted LDP sessions. Troubleshoot MPLS and LDP.
3. MPLS traffic engineering.
Establishing the core MPLS TE environment. Configuring MPLS Traffic Engineering paths. Forwarding traffic onto MPLS TE tunnels. Class-based tunnel selection with MPLS TE. Troubleshoot MPLS-TE.
4. MPLS-based recovery mechanisms.
Configuring resilience methods in MPLS. Configuring FHRP (including HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP) on available routers.
5. MPLS and Quality of Service.
Configuration of DiffServ with IP packets. Configuration of DiffServ tunneling models. Usage of MQC commands for configuring MPLS QoS. Configuration of Voice over MPLS transmission.
6. Troubleshooting MPLS Networks.

Project classes:
-
Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 75 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in lectures 15 h
Participation in laboratory classes 30 h
Preparation for classes 10 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 20 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Final grade will be issued after successful assessment of laboratory class as well as passing the final test. The final grade is weighted sum of lab class assessment (50%) and final test (50%).

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Knowledge of IP networks, routing protocols and their configuration on network devices.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

1. L. De Ghein, MPLS Fundamentals. Cisco Press, Inc. Indianapolis 2007.
2. Dokumenty IETF RFC związane z omawianymi protokołami; http://www.rfc-editor.org
3. Dokumenty IEEE związane z omawianymi protokołami; http://standards.ieee.org

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

1. Optimized protection schemes for resilient interdomain traffic distribution / Mirosław KANTOR, Piotr CHOŁDA, Andrzej JAJSZCZYK // W: IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 [Dokument elektroniczny] : Global Communications Conference, Exhibition & Industry Forum : riding the way wave to global connectivity : Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 30 November – 4 December 2009.

2. IInter-ALTO communication protocol draft-dulinski-alto-inter-alto-protocol-00 / Z. Dulinski, R. STANKIEWICZ, P. CHOŁDA, P. WYDRYCH, B. Stiller, Marcin NIEMIEC, Mirosław KANTOR. — S. l. : IETF Trust, cop. 2010.

3. LCR solution for performance and cost-efficient inter-domain traffic distribution / Mirosław KANTOR, Piotr CHOŁDA, Andrzej JAJSZCZYK // W: NETWORKS 2010 : proceedings of 2010 14\textsuperscript{th} international tellecommunications network strategy and planning symposium : September 27–30, 2010, Warsaw, Poland.

4. Cost-driven peer rating algorithm / Zbigniew Duliński, Rafał STANKIEWICZ, Piotr WYDRYCH, Mirosław KANTOR, Piotr CHOŁDA // W: ICC 2011 : 2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications : source of innovation: back to the origin : 5–9 June, 2011, Kyoto, Japan.

5. Least Cost Routing (LCR) solution for inter-domain traffic distribution / Mirosław KANTOR, Piotr CHOŁDA, Andrzej JAJSZCZYK // Telecommunication Systems ; ISSN 1018-4864. — 2013 vol. 52 iss. 2, s. 979–991.

Additional information:

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