Date: 23rd March 2021
Location: eTutorial
Venue: Online


Multi Protocol Label Switching - MPLS comes with the concept of label switching, encapsulating multi protocols and evolved to address some of the limitations of traditional IP routing. Later becomes popular and the preferred VPN Service Model (Layer 3 and Layer 2 VPN ) for Network Operators. This etutorial covers the fundamentals concepts of how label switch the packets, MPLS architecture, label operations, Label Distribution Protocols – LDP neighbor discovery, operations, and implementation.

Target Audience

Technical folks who are building or operating a service provider or enterprise network and interested in learning about MPLS.


It is assumed that participants have a basic understanding of:

  • Basic IP Routing
  • Network operations, Internet technologies, OSI reference model and TCP/IP.
  • Basic Linux command line (CLI) skills.
  • The lab exercises use Cisco IOS configuration syntax.

We recommend the following Academy courses be completed before the start of the tutorial: *Routing Basics:

Other Requirements

  • Hardware: It is highly recommended that participants bring their own laptop computers with Wifi(b/g/n) and administrative access to system to practice the lessons learned during the workshops.
  • Software: SSH Client, Telnet Client (PuTTy)

Workshop topics

  • MPLS Overview
  • MPLS Architecture
  • MPLS label operations and label switched paths
  • Introduction to Label Distribution Protocols - LDP
  • LDP neighborship, operations and implementation

Workshop Items

  • Agenda (includes links to presentations and schedule)
  • Instructors: Muhammad Yasir Shamim (APNIC), Muzamer Mohd Azalan (Community Trainer)
  • mpls20210323-online.txt
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