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.