Metro Ethernet

Course presents an overview of the functionality of Metro Ethernet network systems. Standardized service models, service attributes, basic services EPL, EVPL and ELAN and technologies to deliver Metro Ethernet services are covered in depth. Furthermore Metro Ethernet VPN services, providing high availability, QoS and OAM functionality to Metro Ethernet systems are presented. The practical part shows a demo of Metro Ethernet Service OAM mechanisms and hands-on lab.


  • Introduction to Metro Ethernet
    • The service model MEF & ITU-T
    • UNI, EVC
    • The service attributes
    • E-Line, E-LAN and E-Tree
  • Services of EPL, EVPL, ELAN
  • Technologies for providing Metro Ethernet services (PB, PBB, VPWS, VPLS, PBT, MPLS-TP)
  • Metro Ethernet VPN
  • QoS (802.1p, 802.1q, DiffServ)
  • OAM (Connectivity Fault Management, Y.1731, OAM, Link, E-LMI)
  • Protecting and ensuring high availability (STP, RSTP, MSTP, CCP, Ethernet Protection Switching, Ethernet Ring Protection)
  • Testing and Verification
  • Configuring the Ethernet OAM on network equipment

Target group

  • R&D specialists
  • Network designers & integrators
  • Network/system administrators & operators
  • Professional services & consultants


After completing the course you will:

  • be familiar with the architecture and service model of the Metro Ethernet
  • understand the operation of Metro Ethernet services
  • be familiar with technology to provide Metro Ethernet services
  • understand the advanced Metro Ethernet services such as VPN, QoS, OAM, and ensuring high availability
  • be able to configure the Ethernet service OAM to network equipment
Duration:2 days
Tutor:Janez Sterle, Luka Koršič
Location: Fakulteta za elektrotehniko
Tržaška 25
1000 Ljubljana
Fees:940 EUR +DDV Cena vključuje dvodnevno usposabljanje, tiskano in elektronsko gradivo, kosila, napitke in certifikat Fakultete za elektrotehniko.
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