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NSP Packet Optimization

Course Number: OS00106-W-2000
Course Duration: 2 hours
Price: $250 US

Course Overview

This eLearning explores how the NSP Network Resource Controller – Packet (NRC-P) acts as a centralized online computation engine providing intelligent IP/MPLS network control capabilities so that operators can rapidly adapt to changing demand and traffic patterns.  Learn how to configure the Path Computation Element Protocol (PCEP), enabling NRC-P as a Path Computation Element (PCE) containing all the logic to calculate paths through the network.  Discover the many functionalities of the NSP IP/MPLS Optimization application, including applying objectives and constraints to the LSPs in your network.  See how the IP/MPLS Optimization application performs use cases such as implementing path profile override and activating maintenance mode for link sets.  Also, learn how the live network can be imported into the IP/MPLS Simulation application to perform what-if analysis.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Describe “network control” and the advantages of a centralized path computation engine

  • Describe the role of the NSP Network Resource Controller – Packet (NRC-P) in packet optimization

  • Explain the concepts associated with PCEP (Path Computation Element Protocol)

  • Define, at a high-level, the concepts associated with segment routing

  • Describe how paths are computed and deployed

  • Demonstrate how to configure PCEP    

  • Explain the importance of path profiles and associated parameters

  • Describe how the packet optimization algorithms are used to decide pathing in the network

  • Explain the functionality provided by the IP/MPLS Optimization application

 

 

  • Demonstrate usage of the IP/MPLS Optimization application, including:

    • Visualizations

    • Optimization

    • Path Profile Override

    • Link Maintenance

  • Demonstrate IP/MPLS Optimization application use cases:

    • Activating maintenance mode on a link set

    • Path profile override for disjoint links

    • Optimize bandwidth distribution

  • Understand the role of NSP simulation and demonstrate its use for various packet optimization scenarios and results analysis

Course Modules

  • Module 1 – The role of NRC-P in NSP packet optimization

    • Explain “network control” and the advantages of a centralized path computation engine

    • Discuss the role of NRC-P in packet optimization

    • List the NSP path computation algorithms

    • Discuss the role of PCEP

    • Explain the basic concepts of segment routing

    • Describe how paths are computed and deployed

  • Module 2 – Path Optimization Configuration

    • Describe, at a high level, the tasks required for path optimization

    • Explain the topology discovery process

    • Demonstrate how to configure PCEP communication and path setup for PCC/PCE initiated LSPs

  • Module 3 – Path management using the IP/MPLS Optimization application

    • Explain the functionality provided by the IP/MPLS Optimization application

    • Describe the application of maintenance mode for a link set

    • Describe the role of path profiles and associated parameters

    • Describe and demonstrate the application of objectives and constraints to the LSPs in your network


 

  • Module 4 – IP/MPLS Optimization application use cases

    • Explain how the NSP provides automated LSP path resilience

    • Demonstrate how to reroute LSPs for maintenance activities

    • Demonstrate how to implement LSP path disjoint optimization

    • Demonstrate manual LSP optimization for better network capacity usage

  • Module 5 – IP/MPLS Simulation application

    • Explain the features and benefits of the IP/MPLS Simulation application

    • Demonstrate how to import a network

    • Demonstrate how to perform a “what-if analysis”

    • Demonstrate how to view simulation results

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