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Nokia Virtual Private LAN Services

Course number: 3FL30637AAAAZZZZA
Course duration: 5 days
Price: $3,125 US

Course overview

The Nokia Virtual Private LAN Services course builds on the students’ knowledge of Layer 2 services. The course outlines the theoretical aspects of virtual private LAN service (VPLS), management VPLS (M-VPLS), and hierarchical VPLS (H-VPLS). Design considerations, verification, and troubleshooting are also covered through extensive lab exercises. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand and deploy complex VPLS designs. All use cases and lab exercises are based on the model-driven command-line interface (MD-CLI).

Course objectives

After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Review Ethernet technology, MPLS features, and the terminology of SAPs and SDPs in services
  • Using the basic components of services (SAPs and SDPs), create a simple VPLS
  • Describe the advantages of a VPLS and configure a VPLS service
  • Explain the impacts of MTU on a distributed VPLS service
  • Describe the VPLS FDB and list the tools required to maintain the VPLS FDB
  • Manage a VPLS infrastructure, and troubleshoot and repair a misconfigured VPLS
  • Describe the purpose and operation of policy-based forwarding



  • Implement loop control mechanisms such as rapid spanning tree in a VPLS environment
  • Define management VPLS (M-VPLS) and how it can be used with STP to provide redundancy and load balancing
  • Describe the use of LAG and MC-LAG in providing resiliency in a VPLS configuration
  • Describe the use of active and standby pseudowires to achieve redundancy instead of STP
  • Explain the key scalability concerns in large VPLS deployments
  • Explain the concept of a hierarchical VPLS and its benefits for large VPLS networks
  • Explain the concept of Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB) and how it resolves the problem of MAC explosion when connecting to multiple bridging sites

Course modules

  • Module 1 – Service fundamentals review
  • Module 2 – Introduction to Virtual Private LAN Services
  • Module 3 – VPLS Features



  • Module 4 – VPLS loop avoidance
  • Module 5 – VPLS redundancy techniques
  • Module 6 – Large scale VPLS deployments

Schedule and registration


Nokia Virtual Private LAN Services

Price for this course is $3125 (USD) per seat

Duration: 5 days (9 am - 4 pm)

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- Virtual instructor-led Paris - CET English (US) Register Now
- Virtual instructor-led Chicago - CST English (US) Register Now

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