Deploying Advanced Eclipse Features Course

Microwave radio IP/MPLS networking

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The Eclipse™ product family is a highly modular and scalable platform that delivers a unique combination of high capacity hybrid or all-packet transport, Carrier Ethernet/IP networking, and comprehensive mission critical microwave features, enabling operators to prepare for the all-IP future.

The Deploying Advanced Eclipse Features course builds on the foundational knowledge provided in the pre-requisite Eclipse Installation, Operation and Maintenance course (TR-ECL-01).

This course is targeted at providing students a thorough understanding of how to deploy the Eclipse platform in an All-IP Radio Access Network (IP-RAN) environment. The course covers overview of related Ethernet/IP fundamental concepts such as IP addressing, sub-netting, VLANs, QoS techniques, protection techniques, and synchronization and timing in an Ethernet environment.

Detailed hands-on scenarios on how to configure the Eclipse platform and specifically the advanced features of the DAC GE3 modules will be covered. Students will get a deep dive into understanding alarms and identifying system blocks that are target for troubleshooting.

Extensive hands-on labs offer students a chance to work with scenarios they will face in real deployments in their networks.

Courses are conducted by AVIAT expert trainers in a mentoring environment backed by their deep technology expertise and experience in implementation of microwave wireless and IP networks.

The Advance Eclipse Troubleshooting course is conducted at Aviat Training locations or can be arranged at customer sites.

  • Students must demonstrate prior completion of the Eclipse Installation, Operation and Maintenance course (TR-ECL-01). An attendance record from the TR-ECL-01 course such as the certification of completion will be requested during the registration process. Students that have completed the TR-ECL-01 over 12 months ago may be required to complete an online E-Learning course for the Eclipse System Overview (approximate 1-hour duration) as a refresher.

Upon successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand core routing concepts involving advanced protocols such as OSPF, ISIS, and BGP.
  • Learn MPLS concepts, terminology, objectives and applications.
  • Develop a strong understanding of implementing MPLS-based applications using L2VPNs, L3VPNs.
  • Identify the scenarios that will require MPLS-TP and Traffic Engineering features.
  • Learn and study examples of MPLS, MPLS-TP and Traffic Engineering in mobile backhaul and private network solutions.
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Course Outline

  • Core Routing Protocols (OSPF, IS-IS, BGP)
  • OSPF concept and configuration
  • IS-IS concept and configuration
  • BGP concept and configuration
  • Objectives of MPLS
  • Applications of MPLS
  • MPLS Architecture
  • Variants of MPLS: MPLS-TE; GMPLS; MPLS-TP
  • Functions of Ingress & Egress Label Edge Routers
  • Forward Equivalence Class
  • Functions of Label Switched Routers and Requirements of LSPs
  • MPLS Labels and Label Stack
  • Forwarding Labeled Packets
  • LDP Protocol definition and advantages
  • Static LSP versus Dynamic LSP
  • LDP  traffic and flow control
  • IP routing process versus MPLS LDP process
  • LDP messaging
  • Building and LDP routing tables set up
  • Label distribution; Downstream  unsolicited mode
  • Label distribution; On demand  mode
  • Label retention mode
  • LDP convergence
  • Penultimate Hop Popping
  • Targeted label distribution mode
  • Introducing Traffic Engineering Concepts
  • Understanding MPLS TE Components
  • Configuring MPLS Traffic Engineering
  • Introducing Virtual Private Networks
  • Introducing MPLS VPN Architecture
  • Introducing the MPLS VPN Routing Model
  • Forwarding MPLS VPN Packets
  • L2 VPN Overview, VPWS and VPLS
  • WPWS Point to Point Solutions
  • VWPS Frame Forwarding
  • Pseudowire Architecture
  • L2TPV3
  • ATOM
  • Pseudowire Discovery and Signaling
  • Label Mapping Message TLVs
  • The Control Word
  • MPLS QoS
  • Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS)
  • EoMPLS Port mode and VLAN Mode
  • EoMPLS Configuration
  • MPLS VPLS (L2 Multipoint-to-Multipoint service)
  • VPLS Architecture
  • VPLS Configuration
  • CE-PE Interfaces
  • How packets are associated with VRFs
  • Label stacking aiding VPN support
  • Use of BGP within L3 VPNs
  • Forwarding packets across the MPLS network
  • Route Distinguisher
  • Route Target: Import and Export targets
  • Route distribution in MPLS L3 VPN
  • Route and Label advertisement
  • Independence from VPN addressing
  • CE-PE Routing Protocols
  • Using MPLS VPN Mechanisms
  • Configuring VRF Tables
  • Configuring an MP-BGP Session between PE Routers
  • Configuring Small-Scale Routing Protocols between PE and CE Routers
  • Monitoring MPLS VPN Operations
  • Configuring OSPF as the Routing Protocol between PE and CE Routers
  • Configuring BGP as the Routing Protocol between PE and CE Routers
  • Troubleshooting MPLS VPNs
  • Concepts, benefits of MPLS-TP
  • Requirements of MPLS-TP
  • Layered concept
  • Data Plane, Control Plane
  • Protection and Recovery
  • QoS
  • For the optional Control Plane (GMPLS, RSVP-TE)
  • Support for Network Management

Customer sites requirements for on-site classes


  • Not applicable.

Other equipment:

  • Not applicable.


  • Sufficient in size to handle all participants, instructor, desks, chairs, classroom equipment. The room must have enough 110 AC (220) AC power and air conditioning to operate equipment, all students clients PC’s and the server or radio as required.

Classroom equipment:

  • Marker board, SVGA or Overhead projector and screen. Desk and Chairs
  • Desks or workstations with enough room for each student to write have open books, client PC and / or, keyboard and monitor.

Internet access:

  • Internet access through the server or through client PC.

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Course description (PDF)

Pricing & scheduling

Please contact your Aviat local sales team for a quote or email

Course specifics

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Capacity: 8
  • Location(s) for open enrolment:
    • Texas (San Antonio)
  • Materials provided:
    • Student Handbook (e-Book)
    • Instruction & User Manuals (USB)
    • Datasheets (USB)

Target audience

Courses are intended for service personnel requiring an in-depth knowledge of troubleshooting and maintaining Eclipse radio platforms.

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