IP Multicast Fundamentals
By Ron Fuller
Publisher: Pearson
Final Release Date: January 2016
Run time: 6 hours 11 minutes

More than 6 hours of video instruction.

Overview
More than 6 hours of video training on IP Multicast technologies and configuration. The workshop covers a solid understanding of IP Multicast technologies across Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and NX-OS product families.

Description
IP Multicast Fundamentals LiveLessons (Workshop) is an engaging and unique video course taught in front of a live audience. Ron Fuller, a double CCIE in Routing and Switching and Storage Area Networking, and co-author of NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Next-Generation Data Center Architectures, teaches you the skills you need to understand IP Multicast and its configuration across multiple Cisco platforms.

This workshop starts with an overview of IP Multicast before moving on to Layer 2 of the OSI reference model with a discussion of Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP). Ron then moves on to Layer 3 and a review of Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM). The workshop then dives into a discussion of options for Rendezvous Point (RP) engineering before focusing on controlling multicast traffic. Ron then shifts focus to Source Specific Multicast (SSM) before concluding with a discussion of IPv6 and Multicast.

About the Instructor

Ron Fuller (CCIE No. 5851 Routing and Switching/Storage Networking) is a staff engineer in the Network and Security Business Unit (NSBU) focused on NSX for VMware. He has 21 years of experience in the industry and has held certifications from Cisco, VMware, Novell, HP, Microsoft, ISC2, and SNIA. His focus is working with customers to address their challenges with comprehensive end-to-end Data Center architectures and how they can best utilize VMware technology to their advantages. He is the co-author of both editions of the Cisco Press title NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Next-Generation Data Center Architectures, as well as the Cisco Press NX-OS Configuration Fundamentals LiveLesson s video series. He has had the opportunity to speak at Cisco Live in Europe, Australia, and the United States on multiple topics. He lives in Ohio with his wife and four wonderful children and enjoys travel and auto racing. He can be found on Twitter @ccie5851.

Skill Level
The students should be beginner to intermediate.

What You Will Learn
An easy-to-use and cost-effective means to learn the various concepts associated with IP Multicast technologies.

Who Should Take This Course
The target audience for this video workshop is the network engineer or operator. The secondary audience is help desk analysts or network administrators as well as certification candidates.

Course Requirements
These LiveLessons assume common knowledge of Cisco IOS and network switching and routing theory. The typical student should have at least a CCNA certification and be responsible for configuration and day-to-day operations of networks.

Lesson 1: Introduction to IP Multicast
This lesson provides a foundation for the rest of the course with a discussion of multicast. Topics include application usage, addressing, distribution trees, reverse path forwarding, and state.

Lesson 2: Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)
This lesson covers the Layer 2 component of multicast, IGMP, including a review of the operation of both IGMPv2 and IGMPv3, followed by configuration examples.

Lesson 3: Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)
This lesson goes into detail on Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) and its various modes. Coverage includes PIM dense, sparse, source specific multicast (SSM), and BiDirectional (BiDir) modes, compared and contrasted with configuration examples.

Lesson 4: Rendezvous Point (RP) Engineering
This lesson covers the topic of Rendezvous Points (RP) and the role they play in a multicast network. The lesson focuses on RP redundancy using Anycast, MSDP, and Anycast-PIM, complemented with configurations.

Lesson 5: Controlling Multicast Traffic
This lesson reviews the important topic of control mechanisms for multicast traffic. The lesson covers both L2 and L3 controls and provides configuration examples.

Lesson 6: Source Specific Multicast (SSM)
This lesson covers the mechanics and benefits of SSM and provides configurations in IOS, IOS-XE, and NX-OS.

Lesson 7: IPv6 and Multicast
This lesson begins with a high-level overview of IPv6 with a focus on IPv6 multicasting capabilities, multicast addressing, and Rendezvous Points. The lesson concludes with sample IOS, IOS-XE, and NX-OS configurations.

Q&A Session
This video includes the question and answer exchange between Ron and the members of the live audience related to topics covered during the course.

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