15-17 March 2020
AZALAI HOTEL
Africa/Porto-Novo timezone
 

Workshop on BGP configuration and operation for NREN engineers with best current practices for peering with the WACREN network

Goal 

A 3-day BGP configuration and operation hands-on training workshop on building resilient NRENs with ISIS/BGP routing and peering with WACREN network.

 Participants will learn REN architecture (Layer 2 and Layer3), basic IS-IS and BGP routing and best practices for traffic engineering and peering.

Participants will learn about WACREN routing policy, Network practices and services for a better interconnection and collaboration in building the Regional REN.

Target
Network/systems administrators and engineers from campus networks and NRENs.

Topics 
This workshop will cover:

  • NREN and RREN Network design
  • IGP design and best practices for networks operators
  • BGP protocol, filtering and policy control
  • BGP multihoming techniques
  • Peering Best Practices

Pre-requisites

  • Understanding of networking concepts
  • Experience with IP routing (IGP and BGP)
  • Familiarity with Cisco IOS configuration syntax.
  • Laptop with wireless capability
  • Documentation on participants network architecture, configurations and statistics

Agenda

Day 1

  • Introduction to REN
  • IGP refresher
  • Introduction to BGP and BGP attributes

Day 2

  • BGP policies
  • BGP scaling Techniques
  • BGP multihoming
  • BGP communities
  • BGP Traffic Engineering

Day3

  • WACREN Routing policy, Network practices and Services
  • Cases studies:  WACREN/NRENs  Interconnection (GARNET, NGREN, TogoRER, etc...)
  • Network Monitoring and Security Management

Language

     English with interactions in French

Venue

AZALAI Hotel, Cotonou    

Starts
Ends
Africa/Porto-Novo
AZALAI HOTEL
Cotonou, Benin

The workshop is organized with the support of the AfricaConnect3 project.

The training material is based on NSRC BGP educational material. for additional content, click on  https://learn.nsrc.org/bgp

Trainers:

  • Emmanuel Togo - GARNET
  • ANNA SECKA SAINE - NSRC
  • Alain AINA - WACREN