MCAST – Implementing Cisco Multicast


MCAST - Implementing Cisco Multicast V 2.0

Course Overview

The Implementing Cisco Multicast (MCAST) v2.0 course is a five-day instructor-led course covering the fundamentals of IP multicasting, which includes multicast applications, sources, receivers, group management, and IP multicast routing protocols (such as Protocol Independent Multicast, PIM) 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 needed to successfully deploy IP multicast.

Who should attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

Network professionals, including systems engineers


We recommend that you have the following knowledge and skills before taking this course:

Work experience and configuration skills for Cisco routers and LAN switches

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

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

Course Outline:

IP Multicast Concepts and Technologies

Introducing IP Multicast
Understanding the Multicast Service Model
Defining Multicast Distribution Trees and Forwarding
Reviewing Multicast Protocols

Multicast on the LAN

Mapping Layer 3 to Layer 2
Working with Cisco Group Management Protocol
Using IGMP Snooping

PIM Sparse Mode

Introducing Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode
Understanding PIM-SM Protocol Mechanics
Using PIM-SM in a Sample Situation
Configuring and Monitoring PIM-SM

Rendezvous Point Engineering

Identifying RP Distribution Solutions
Implementing Auto-RP
Using PIMv2 BSR
Using Anycast RP and MSDP

PIM Sparse Mode Protocol Extensions

Introducing Source Specific Multicast
Configuring and Monitoring SSM
Reviewing Bidirectional PIM
Configuring and Monitoring Bidirectional PIM

Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP

Introducing MP-BGP
Configuring and Monitoring MP-BGP

Interdomain IP Multicast

Examining Dynamic Interdomain IP Multicast
Explaining Multicast Source Discovery Protocol
Using MSDP SA Caching
Configuring and Monitoring MSDP

IP Multicast Security

Introducing IP Multicast and Security
Securing a Multicast Network

Multicast Optimization and High-Availability Features

Using Multicast Optimization and High-Availability Features

Applications of Multicast

Exploring IP Multicast and Video Applications
Using IP Multicast in Mission-Critical Environments
Exploring How Enterprise IT Uses IP Multicasting Globally

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Длительность: 5 дней (40 часов)
Код курса: MCAST

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