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Nokia OSPF Routing Protocol

Course number: OP00061-V-2010
Course duration: 3 days
Price: $2,300 US

Course overview

This course examines the operation and use of the standards-based Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol. The course begins with a review of IP routing and the different methods available to populate the routing table. It briefly covers static routing and covers the OSPF routing protocol in detail. It also covers concepts such as route redistribution, route filtering, equal-cost multipath (ECMP) routing, bidirectional forwarding detection (BFD), and IP fast re-route based on loop-free alternative (LFA) paths. Configuration of both IPv4 and IPv6 routing is included. All use cases and lab exercises are based on the model-driven command-line interface (MD-CLI). Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the operation of OSPF and be able to configure and verify complex networks using the OSPF protocol.

Course objectives

After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and forwarding process
  • Explain the difference between static routing and dynamic routing protocols
  • Identify common interior and exterior routing protocols
  • Describe the benefits of equal-cost multipath routing (ECMP)
  • Describe route redistribution and route filtering
  • Explain the main characteristics of link state routing protocols
  • Explain the messages, adjacency states, and link state advertisements of OSPF
  • List the steps required to configure OSPF for IPv4 and IPv6

Course modules

  • Module 1 – IP routing review
    • Introduction to IP routing
    • Populating the routing table
    • Equal-Cost Multipath Routing (ECMP)
    • Route redistribution and route filtering using policies
    • The Nokia 7750 SR architecture
    • The IP packet header format
    • IP addressing
  • Module 2 – MD-CLI basics
    • Logging into the Nokia 7750 SR
    • Managing an SR OS router
    • Using MD-CLI on a Nokia 7750 SR
    • Layer-3 interfaces on a Nokia 7750 SR
  • Module 3 – Static routes
    • Characteristics of static routes
    • Failure detection options
    • IPv6 static routes


  • Module 4 – Interior gateway protocols
    • Interior gateway protocol overview
    • Distance vector protocols
    • Link-state protocols
    • The shortest path first algorithm
    • Link-state protocol message flooding
    • Link-state protocol optimizations
  • Module 5 – Intermediate system-to-intermediate system routing protocol (IS-IS)
    • OSPF basics
    • OSPF packet types
    • OSPF adjacency
    • OSPF link-state advertisements in a single-area routing domain
    • OSPF link-state advertisements in a multiple-area routing domain
    • Advertising external prefixes into OSPF
    • Different OSPF area types
    • Loop-free alternate (LFA) paths and IP fast reroute
    • OSPFv3 for IPv6
    • OSPFv3 link-state advertisements in a single-area routing domain
    • Multiple-area OSPFv3 routing domain

Schedule & registration


Nokia Service Routing Certification (SRC) Program and Confidentiality Agreement

Review the confidentiality agreement.