This course provides the knowledge on MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) Ethernet-based transport solutions. Starting from transport networks issues, it analyzes architectures, protocols and procedures for the transport¬† based on Ethernet technology, designed for LANs, but now increasingly and¬† widely used in metropolitan and geographic transmissions.
- Ethernet 2.0 and IEEE 802.3 frame
- Network topologies
- Internetworking devices: hubs, switches and routers
- ARP, RARP
- Ethernet, Fast, Giga and 10 Gigabit Ethernet
- Flow Control: IEEE 802.3x
- VLAN Segmentation
- Spanning Tree Protocol and RSTP
- Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
- Ethernet over G.709 and O&M
- Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB) and PBB-TE 802.1Qay
- q-in-q and VMAN tag (802.1ad)
- MPLS: label switching and priority
- MPLS-TP, PWE3 and VPLS
- Quality of Service: CoS and DSCP
- This course is designed for technicians who need to design and operate Ethernet transport infrastructure.
- Packet networks principles.
Simulations and protocols trace analysis to verify special procedures, such as Ethernet automatic recovery in case of link failure using Spanning Tree Protocol.