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Implementing Cisco Multicast

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The Implementing Cisco Multicast (MCAST) v2.0 course is a five-day instructor-led course covering the fundamentals of IP multicasting. These fundamentals include multicast applications, sources, receivers, group management, and IP multicast routing protocols (such as Protocol Independent Multicast ) used within a single administrative domain (intradomain). The issues of switched LAN environments and reliable IP multicasting are covered as well.

The course provides technical solutions for simple deployments of IP multicast within a provider or customer network. The curriculum provides the configuration and troubleshooting guidelines for implementation of IP multicast on Cisco routers. The labs provide students with the hands-on experience that is needed to successfully deploy IP multicast.

After completing this course, students will be able to:  

Introduce IP multicast services, to evaluate the functional model of IP multicasting and the technologies present in IP multicasting, acknowledge IP multicast benefits and associated caveats, and determine various types of multicast applications in order to understand the IP multicast conceptual model and its implementation prerequisites

Identify IP multicast issues on a data link layer, explain the methods of mapping network layer multicast addresses to data link layer addresses, and list the mechanisms for constraining multicast streams in a LAN environment

Introduce Protocol Independent Multicast sparse mode (PIM-SM) as the most current scalable IP multicast routing protocol to learn the principles of protocol operation and details, become familiar with the determinism built into sparse mode multicast protocols, and configure and deploy PIM-SM in complex IP multicast network deployments

Review RP distribution solutions, recognize the drawbacks of manual RP configuration, become familiar with the Auto-Rendezvous Point (Auto-RP) and the bootstrap router (BSR) mechanisms, and introduce the concept of Anycast RP that works in combination with the Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)

Recognize the drawbacks of the PIM-SM and introduce two extensions to provide possible solutions; learn about mechanics of the Source Specific Multicast (SSM) and bidirectional mode of PIM-SM in order to configure and deploy SSM and bidirectional mode of the PIM-SM in a large service provider network

Explain basic concepts of Multiprotocol BGP (MP-BGP) and its use in the IP multicast environment, apply steps that are associated with configuring MP-BGP with Address Family Identifier (AFI) syntax to support IP multicast in the interdomain environment

Configure and deploy MSDP in the interdomain environment

Introduce solutions to mitigate security issues in the IP multicast network. Examine and implement suitable virtual private network (VPN) technologies, such as Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) with IP Security (IPsec) and Group Encrypted Transport (GET) VPN

Describe the process of monitoring and maintaining multicast high-availability operations, introduce the PIM triggered join feature, and describe how load splitting IP multicast traffic over Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP) works

After gaining the knowledge of multicast and multicast-related technologies in the previous modules, you will be faced and challenged with three real-life scenarios for multicast applications You will be able to answer to and design multicast-related application and network solutions in customer and service provider networks


Module 1: IP Multicast Concepts and Technologies Lesson 1: Introducing IP Multicast  IP Multicast Benefits and Caveats IP Multicast Application Type IP Multicast Addressing Multicast Sessions and Directory Services Lesson 2: Understanding the Multicast Service Model  Basic IP Multicast Model Functions of the IP Multicast Network Lesson 3: Defining Multicast Distribution Trees and Forwarding  RPF Check Source Distribution Trees Shared Distribution Trees Lesson 4: Reviewing Multicast Protocols  Dense Mode Sparse Mode and Variants Multicast Protocols in Interdomain IP Multicasting Reporting Group Membership Module 2: Multicast on the LAN   Lesson 1: Mapping Layer 3 to Layer 2  Multicast MAC Addresses Internet Group Management Protocol IGMP Version 2 IGMP Version 3 Configure and Monitor IGMP Lesson 2: Working with Cisco Group Management Protocol  Explain Cisco Group Management Protocol Configure and Troubleshoot Cisco Group Management Protocol on Cisco Routers Configure and Troubleshoot Cisco Group Management Protocol on Cisco LAN Switches Identify Cisco Group Management Protocol Implementation Issues Lesson 3: Using IGMP Snooping  IGMP Snooping IGMP Snooping Configuration and Troubleshooting IGMP Snooping Implementation Issues Introduction to RGMP Introduce IGMPv3 Host Stack Module 3: PIM Sparse Mode Lesson 1: Introducing Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode  PIM-SM Concepts PIM-SM Packets PIM-SM States and Flags Lesson 2: Understanding PIM-SM Protocol Mechanics  PIM Neighbor Discovery PIM-SM Forwarding PIM-SM Joining PIM-SM Registering PIM-SM SPT Switchover PIM-SM Pruning Lesson 3: Using PIM-SM in a Sample Situation PIM-SM State Maintenance PIM-SM Review PIM-DM Fallback Lesson 4: Configuring and Monitoring PIM-SM  PIM-SM Configuration Configuring Static RP Debugging PIM-SM Module 4: Rendezvous Point Engineering Lesson 1: Identifying RP Distribution Solutions  Dynamic RP Information Distribution Auto-RP Mechanism BSR Mechanism Anycast RP Lesson 2: Implementing Auto-RP  Configuring the Candidate RPs Configuring the Mapping Agents Tune the Auto-RP Troubleshoot the Auto-RP Constrain the Scope Lesson 3: Using PIMv2 BSR  BSR Solution Configure BSR Troubleshoot BSR Constrain the Scope of BSR Message Flooding Lesson 4: Using Anycast RP and MSDP  Explain MSDP Distribution Trees in MSDP Configure Basic MSDP Explain Anycast RP Implement Anycast RP Module 5: PIM Sparse Mode Protocol Extensions  Lesson 1: Introducing Source Specific Multicast  SSM Concepts SSM Deployment with IGMPv3 Lesson 2: Configuring and Monitoring SSM  Configure IGMPv3 Configure SSM Introducing SSM Mapping Monitor SSM Lesson 3: Reviewing Bidirectional PIM  Bidirectional Multicast Trees PIM-SM Bidirectional Mode Operation Designated Forwarder Lesson 4: Configuring and Monitoring Bidirectional PIM  Configure PIM-SM Bidirectional Mode Monitor PIM-SM Bidirectional Mode Module 6: Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP   Lesson 1: Introducing MP-BGP  BGP Example BGP Fundamentals MP-BGP Overview MP-BGP Update Messages and Capability Negotiation Implementation of MP-BGP Lesson 2: Configuring and Monitoring MP-BGP  Configuring MP-BGP Configuring Incongruent MP-BGP Topologies Monitoring MP-BGP Module 7: Interdomain IP Multicast   Lesson 1: Examining Dynamic Interdomain IP Multicast  ISP Requirements to Deploy IP Multicast SSM Role in Interdomain IP Multicast MSDP Role in Interdomain IP Multicast Lesson 2: Explaining Multicast Source Discovery Protocol  Using MSDP MSDP Concepts MSDP Peers MSDP Messages MSDP SA Messages Lesson 3: Using MSDP SA Caching  MSDP SA Caching Overview MSDP SA Caching Server MSDP SA Caching Client Pseudo-MSDP Peer Lesson 4: Configuring and Monitoring MSDP  Enabling MSDP MSDP SA Message Distribution Control MSDP Configuration Example MSDP MD5 Password Authentication MSDP Monitoring and Debugging Module 8: IP Multicast Security  Lesson 1: Introducing IP Multicast and Security  Threats in a Multicast Environment Securing a Network Element Security at the Network Edge PIM and Internal Security Lesson 2: Securing a Multicast Network  Multicast Network Security Sender Control Receiver Control Admission Control Securing MSDP Using GET VPN to Protect IP Multicast Module 9: Multicast Optimization and High-Availability Features  Lesson 1: Using Multicast Optimization and High-Availability Features  Threats in a Multicast Environment PIM Triggered Joins Load Splitting IP Multicast Traffic over ECMP Module 10: Applications of Multicast  Lesson 1: Exploring IP Multicast and Video Applications  Examine Situations in Video Applications Design a Solution Lesson 2: Using IP Multicast in Mission-Critical Environments  Examine Situations in Mission-Critical Environments Design a Solution Cisco PGM Implementation Lesson 3: Exploring How Enterprise IT Uses IP Multicasting Globally  Examine Situations in a Large Enterprise Environment Develop a Solution That Meets Enterprise IT Needs


To fully benefit from this course, students should have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge: Network professionals and Systems Engineers Partners Customers


This course is intended for : Network professionals and Systems Engineers Partners Customers
$3695.00 List Price

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