Who should attend:
This is a technical workshop, made up of lectures and hands-on lab work. Open to technical staff who are now or soon will be building or operating a wide area TCP/IP base Internet Service Provider (ISP) network, National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) or Internet eXchange Point (IXP), likely with international and/or multi-provider connectivity.
Cisco IOS Fundamentals; user level UNIX and maybe some system administration; some use of network design, preferably TCP/IP-based.
What you will learn:
- Techniques for design, set-up, and operation of a metropolitan, regional, or national ISP backbone network. This includes advanced OSPF, BGP4, and policy based routing configurations.
- IOS Essentials every ISP should be doing. The hidden secrets that all key NSPs have been using for years, but not telling anyone (i.e. competitive advantage).
- Techniques for the design, set-up, and operation of Internet Exchange Points.
- Techniques for multiple connections to the Internet (multihoming), including connections to IXPs and ISPs.
- Techniques to achieve optimal performance and configuration from a backbone router. This includes routing scalability, network design, and configuration tips.
IPv4 and IPv6, OSPF, OSPF Areas iBGP, eBGP, BGP Multihoming, Route Reflectors, BGP Best Practices, BGP Configuration Essentials, Policy Routing, IXP Design.
Gaurab Raj Upadhaya is senior Network Architect at Limelight Networks. In this role he works with the team responsible for backbone network of the Limelight Content Delivery Network. Previously, Gaurab worked for Packet Clearing House as Network Engineer and Internet Analyst managing a global DNS Anycast system spread over fifty sites and supporting sixty plus ccTLDs and gTLDs. Gaurab also serves on the Board of APIA, Program Committee of APRICOT and Program Committee of APNIC meetings. He chairs the South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG), and the IX-SIG. He has been doing these training and workshops since 2002.