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Implementing Cisco Multicast (MCAST)

( Duration: 5 Days )

The Implementing Cisco Multicast (MCAST) training course teaches you the fundamentals of IP multicasting, including multicast applications, sources, receivers, group management, and IP multicast routing protocols such as Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) used within a single administrative domain. You will learn about issues in switched LAN environments and reliable IP multicasting, and technical solutions for simple deployments of IP multicast within a provider or customer network. The course reviews the configuration and troubleshooting guidelines for implementation of IP multicast on Cisco routers.

By attending Implementing Cisco Multicast (MCAST) workshop, attendees will learn to:

  • Describe IP multicast services
  • Identify IP multicast issues on a data link layer
  • Explain why Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) is the most current scalable IP multicast routing protocol
  • Describe Rendezvous Point (RP) distribution solutions
  • Recognize the drawbacks of the PIM-SM and describe two extensions to provide possible solutions
  • Explain basic concepts of Multiprotocol BGP (MP-BGP) and its use in the IP multicast environment
  • Configure and deploy Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) in the interdomain environment
  • Describe solutions to mitigate security issues in the IP multicast network
  • Describe the process of monitoring and maintaining multicast high-availability operations
  • Design multicast-related application and network solutions in customer and service provider networks

  • Work experience and configuration skills for Cisco routers and LAN switches

The Implementing Cisco Multicast (MCAST) class is ideal for:

  • Network professionals
  • Systems engineers
  • Partners
  • Customers

COURSE AGENDA

1

Course Introduction

2

IP Multicast Concepts and Technologies

  • Introducing IP Multicast
  • Understanding the Multicast Service Model
  • Defining Multicast Distribution Trees and Forwarding
  • Reviewing Multicast Protocols
3

Multicast on the LAN

  • Mapping Layer 3 to Layer 2
  • Working with Cisco Group Management Protocol
  • Using Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) Snooping
4

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
5

Rendezvous Point Engineering

  • Identifying RP Distribution Solutions
  • Implementing Auto-RP
  • Using PIMv2 Bootstrap Router (BSR)
  • Using Anycast RP and MSDP
6

PIM Sparse Mode Protocol Extensions

  • Introducing Source-Specific Multicast (SSM)
  • Configuring and Monitoring SSM
  • Reviewing Bidirectional PIM
  • Configuring and Monitoring Bidirectional PIM
7

Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP

  • Introducing MP-BGP
  • Configuring and Monitoring MP-BGP
8

Interdomain IP Multicast

  • Examining Dynamic Interdomain IP Multicast
  • Explaining Multicast Source Discovery Protocol
  • Using MSDP Source-Active (SA) Caching
  • Configuring and Monitoring MSDP
9

IP Multicast Security

  • Introducing IP Multicast and Security
  • Securing a Multicast Network
10

Multicast Optimization and High-Availability Features

  • Using Multicast Optimization and High-Availability Features
11

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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