Understanding and Configuring MEF Certified Services on the Cisco ASR 9000 (UCMCS9K)

Course Description Schedule

Who should attend

This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy Metro Ethernet solutions in their network environment and students interested in MEF CECP and desiring a hands-on reinforced learning environment. The primary audience for this course includes:

  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Channel partners and resellers


Following are the prerequisites for this course:

  • Knowledge of Cisco IOS XR Software operation and configuration
  • Basic knowledge of router installation and some experience with installation tools
  • Routing protocol configuration experience
  • Knowledge of Layer 2 IEEE switching and related protocols
  • Knowledge of MPLS configuration
  • Experience troubleshooting Cisco routers in a large network environment

Course Objectives

The Cisco® Understanding and Configuring MEF Certified Services on the Cisco ASR 9000 Version 1 instructor-led course offered by High-Touch Delivery Learning Services provides you with the information to successfully design, configure, and deploy the industry-standard Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) technologies in a Cisco IOS® XR Software environment. This course covers over 200 MEF Carrier Ethernet Certification Professional (CECP) knowledge objectives, combined with exclusive access to deploy and implement MEF solutions such as Ethernet-Line (E-Line) and Ethernet-LAN (E-LAN) on the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers platform for Cisco IOS XR Software. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs, you gain an understanding of all major aspects of the platform; Layer 2 MEF services; Layer 2 MEF operations, administration, and management (OAM); and quality of service (QoS) features. No other course combines the MEF CECP knowledge with hands-on labs to reinforce your learning.

Course Content

  • Module 1: MEF Carrier Ethernet Introduction
  • Module 2: MEF Carrier Ethernet Service Definitions
  • Module 3: MEF Carrier Ethernet Attributes
  • Module 4: Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Architecture
  • Module 5: MEF Carrier Ethernet Access Technologies
  • Module 6: Cisco IOS XR Configuration Basics
  • Module 7: Cisco IOS XR MPLS
  • Module 8: Cisco ASR 9000 Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services – E-Line (EPL, EVPL)
  • Module 9: MEF Carrier Ethernet Transport Technologies
  • Module 10: Cisco ASR 9000 Multipoint Layer 2 Services – E-LAN (EP-LAN, EVP-LAN)
  • Module 11: MEF Circuit Emulation Services over Ethernet (CESoETH)
  • Module 12: MEF Carrier Ethernet – Target Applications
  • Module 13: MEF Service Operations, Administration, and Management (SOAM)
  • Module 14: Cisco ASR 9000 Operations, Administration, and Maintenance
  • Module 15: MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Services Enhancements
  • Appendix: MEF Carrier Ethernet Guidelines

Lab Outline

  • Lab 1: Familiarization with Lab Environment and Cisco IOS XR Configuration (Instructor demonstration and student interaction)
  • Lab 2: Configure E-Line – Ethernet Private Line (EPL)
  • Lab 3: Configure E-Line – Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL)
  • Lab 4: Configure Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Lab 5: Configure EoMPLS – EPL Pseudowire
  • Lab 6: Configure E-LAN – Ethernet Private LAN (EP-LAN)
  • Lab 7: Configure E-LAN – Ethernet Virtual Private-LAN (EVP-LAN)
  • Lab 8: Configure and Use Operations, Administration, and Management (OAM)
Classroom Training
Modality: G

Duration 5 days

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