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Nokia GMPLS-controlled Optical Networks

Course Overview

This course is designed for network engineers, IT personnel, and network planning personnel who need to learn the principles and best practices related to optical network control based on Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS). Participants are introduced to the GMPLS protocol, architecture, and control plane features.

This course introduces the skills and knowledge required to control and manage optical networks using the Nokia GMPLS routing engine implementation (GMRE). The course includes lab exercises and multiple case studies where participants can familiarize themselves with GMRE and Network Functions Manager for Transport (NFM-T) to perform provisioning and restoration in optical networks.

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Course Number


Credit Towards Certification

  • Nokia Optical Network Services Expert
  • Nokia Optical Network Architect


4 days (including lectures and hands-on lab exercises)

Recommended Prerequisites

Knowledge of the following topics:

  • Nokia Optical Networking Fundamentals (ER00835-V-1803)
  • Nokia Optical Network Management with NFM-T (ER00836-V-1803)


Nokia GMPLS-controlled Optical Networks Exam (4A0-220)


Course Objectives

After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Explain the main behavior and features of the GMPLS protocol
  • Illustrate the control plane architecture
  • Explain the concept of the Label Switched Path (LSP) and its metrics
  • Highlight the handling of LSP information in single-layer and multi-region networks
  • Derive the key advantages of GMPLS
  • Describe the working principles of the main GMPLS protocols, including OSPF-TE, RSVP-TE, LMP
  • Work with the Nokia GMPLS routing engine (GMRE)
  • Check the GMPLS messages with sniffing tools
  • Identify the differences between protection, restoration and protection-restoration-combined (PRC)
  • Compare the restoration mechanisms at the different layers using GMRE and NFM-T
  • Implement restoration at Layer 0 (L0), Layer 1 (L1), and across multiple layers
  • Describe and implement advanced survivability features, such as priority and pre-emption mechanisms
  • Describe the fundamentals of GMPLS maintenance and operations

Course Modules

  • Module 0 – Course Introduction
  • Module 1 – GMPLS CP Concept and Architecture
  • Module 2 – GMPLS Protocols
  • Module 3 – Protection and Restoration
  • Module 4 – GMPLS Maintenance and Operations

Schedule and Locations

Nokia GMPLS-controlled Optical Networks

Price for this course is $3125 (USD) per seat
Start Date End Date Location Delivery Provider
20 Jul 20 23 Jul 20 India - Bangalore Virtual NOKIA Register
23 Nov 20 26 Nov 20 France - Paris Virtual NOKIA Register
30 Nov 20 03 Dec 20 USA - Plano Virtual NOKIA Register
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