Multicast Hands-on Workshop

Date :12-16 Dec 2011
Time : 8:30-17:00
Venue : National Science and Technology Information 24 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi Vietnam
Instructors : Greg Shepherd (Cisco Systems)
                    Ron Milford, Global NOC, NLR, Internet2.
Course Duration : 5 days
Class-size limit : 25 participants (max.)



To get participants to design and set up a set of inter-connected multicast networks. After having experienced this workshop as a student, an attendee will be able to engineer multicast networks within his/her campus/organization, to explain multicast engineering concepts to peers, and, in some cases, to help teach or facilitate future multicast workshops.


Who should attend?

This is a technical workshop, made up of lectures and hands-on lab work. Open to technical staff and Network Engineer/Administrators who are now or soon will be deploying IPMulticast services on a IP based Internet Service Provider (ISP) network, Enterprise network, Campus network or Internet exchange Point (IXP), for one-to-many and/or many-to-many data/media/NGN distribution services and applications.

Course Contents

This training covers the followings topics:

  • Router Configuration
  • Multicast addressing
  • Protocol Soup
  • IGMP (Internet Group Membership Protocol) used by hosts and routers to tell each other about group membership
  • PIM-SM (Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode) used to propagate forwarding state between routers,with both IPv4 and IPv6.
  • SSM (Source Specific Multicast) utilizes a subset of PIM's functionality to guaranty source-only trees in the 232/8 and FF3x::/32 ranges.
  • MSDP (Multicast Source Discovery Protocol) used to exchange ASM active source information between RPs.
  • Embedded-RP for IPv6 Interdomain ASM.
  • MBGP (Multiprotocol BGP) used to exchange routing information for interdomain RPF checking.


Cisco IOS Fundamentals; IGP and BGP router configuration basics.

Biography of instructors

Greg Shepherd has been working with multicast deployments for over 10 years: in R&E networks as an operator, then with Cisco, Juniper, Procket, now back at Cisco. He has given numerous workshops at NANOG, APRICOT, RIPE, AFNOG, SANOG, AIT, as well as directly with customer engineers. Through he currently operates a global multicast peering network.


Certificate of paticipation, training materials, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Please note that the places are limited and the registration will be on a "first come - first served" basis. If you have any further queries, please contact Mr. Esmond Esguerra at or training at

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