JMR : JUNOS Multicast Routing

  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Test Level: Advanced
  • Certifications: JNCIP-SP
  • Price: USD 1900
  • Exams: JN0-661
This two-day course is designed to provide students with detailed coverage of multicast protocols including Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP), Protocol Independent Multicast-Dense Mode (PIM-DM), Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM), Bidirectional PIM, and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP). 
Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience in configuring and monitoring the Junos OS and monitoring device and protocol operations. This course utilizes Juniper Networks vMX Series devices for the hands-on component, but the lab environment does not preclude the course from being applicable to other Juniper hardware platforms running the Junos OS. The Juniper Networks vMX Series devices run Junos OS Release 16.2R1.6.

After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe IP multicast traffic flow.
  • Identify the components of IP multicast.
  • Explain how IP multicast addressing works.
  • Describe the need for reverse path forwarding (RPF) in multicast.
  • Explain the role of IGMP and describe the available IGMP versions.
  • Configure and monitor IGMP.
  • Identify common multicast routing protocols.
  • Explain the differences between dense-mode and sparse-mode protocols.
  • Describe rendezvous point (RP) discovery options.
  • Describe bidirectional PIM.
  • Configure and monitor rendezvous point discovery mechanisms.
  • Configure bidirectional PIM sparse mode.
  • Explain the purpose and operation of MSDP.
  • Describe the usage of MSDP within a single PIM domain with anycast-RP.
  • Describe the usage of MSDP across multiple PIM domains.
  • Configure and monitor MSDP.
  • Compare the any-source multicast (ASM) and source-specific multicast (SSM) service models.
  • Describe the basic requirements, benefits, and caveats of SSM.
  • List the address ranges used for SSM.
  • Illustrate the role of IGMPv3 and PIM-SM in an SSM implementation.
  • Configure and monitor SSM.
  • Describe the default PIM sparse mode information distribution.
  • Explain how routing policies control IGMP joins.
  • Explain how routing policies alter PIM protocol message flow.
  • Identify the role of a policy in controlling MSDP message advertisement.
  • Explain how you can use a policy to scope multicast groups.
  • Configure and monitor PIM dense mode and PIM sparse mode.
  • Describe IPv6 multicast addresses.
  • Describe IPv6 multicast scoping.
  • Compare IPv6 Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) versions with IPv4’s IGMP protocol versions.
  • Describe IPv6 SSM.
Network engineers, technical support personnel, reseller support engineers, and others responsible for implementing and/or maintaining the Juniper Networks products covered in this course.

This course benefits individuals responsible for implementing, monitoring, and troubleshooting multicast components in a service provider's network.
Day 1

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: Introduction to Multicast

Overview of Multicast
Multicast Addresses
Reverse Path Forwarding
Internet Group Management Protocol
Lab 1: Implementing a Baseline Network

Chapter 3: Multicast Routing Protocols

Overview of Multicast Routing Protocols
PIM Message Types

Chapter 4: PIM Sparse Mode

PIM Sparse Mode Operation
Bidirectional PIM Operation
Configuring Sparse Mode
Configuring Bidirectional PIM
Monitoring Sparce Mode
Lab 2: PIM Sparse Mode and RP Discovery

Day 2

Chapter 5: MSDP

Lab 3: Implementing MSDP and Anycast-RP

Chapter 6: Source-Specific Multicast

Overview of SSM Operation
SSM Addresses
IGMPv3 and SSM
SSM Case Study
Lab 4: Source-Specific Multicast

Chapter 7: Multicast and Policy

Multicast and Policy Overview
Controlling PIM Join and Register Messages
Controlling BSR Messages
Controlling MSDP SA Messages
Implementing Multicast Scoping
Lab 5: Multicast and Policy

Appendix A: PIM Dense Mode

Dense Mode Operation
Configuring Dense Mode
Monitoring Dense Mode
Lab 6: PIM Dense Mode (Optional)

Appendix B: IPv6 Multicast

IPv6 Multicast Addresses
IPv6 ASM Options
IPv6 SSM Addresses

Students should have basic networking knowledge and an understanding of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model and the TCP/IP protocol suite. Students should also have working knowledge of security policies.

Students should also attend the Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS) and Junos Intermediate Routing (JIR) courses prior to attending this class.