OSPF on MikroTik with LABS
4.7 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
77 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add OSPF on MikroTik with LABS to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

OSPF on MikroTik with LABS

This course guides you to have an in-depth knowledge of OSPF and how to configure it on MikroTik routers
4.7 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
77 students enrolled
Created by Maher Haddad
Last updated 5/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $45 Discount: 78% off
5 hours left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of the course, students will learn how Link state routing protocol works
  • How routers with OSPF routing can form neighborship
  • How the DR and BDR are being elected, and what are their tasks in OSPF
  • How to configure OSPF on a single and multi-areas
  • How to change the election of DR and BDR in an area
  • How to configure authentication on OSPF
  • How to do load balancing on OSPF by adjust the cost metric
  • What are the different routers types in OSPF (Internal router, ABR & ASBR)
  • How to do the summarization of networks on the ABR
  • How to redistribute static routes, connected routes and RIP on OSPF
  • The difference between Inter-area type-1 and type-2
  • How to connect all OSPF routers to the internet by redistributing the default route to the internet
  • What are the different types of LSA's
  • What are the different types of stub areas
  • and many more with a lot of hands-on LABS
View Curriculum
Requirements
  • You should have already hands-on experience with MikroTik
  • You should have basic knowledge about routing such as static routes & static default routes
  • You should know the TCP/IP model
  • You should have knowledge with IP addressing
Description

OSPF routing protocol is one the best (if not the best) interior routing protocol that many networks' companies use it. It has a lot of features and it is very reliable to be configured on our networks' routers as a routing protocol - that's the good side of the story.

The bad side of the story: OSPF is a COMPLEX routing protocol to understand and to configure. Many network engineers working with MikroTik products find OSPF difficult and many of them try to replace it with a simple routing protocol which doesn't requires a lot of IT knowledge such as RIP. That's the easiest way to solve the problem, but believe it that RIP will become a big issue and will cause for you a lot of problems when your network becomes bigger with many routers.

For this reason, I have planned to design this course to go fully into OSPF. During this course, I will pass through all OSPF topics & I will explain them in a very simple way then I will do a LAB on each of those topics to show you how you can configure this on MikroTik.

This course will have a total of 14 LABS based on a step-by-step to make it easy for students to understand each of the topics.

For the whole course, I will be using GNS3 emulator with the Free Mikrotik CHR license to be able to do my labs. If you are already an old students of my courses, then you may already know how to download/install GNS3 and make it work with the CHR image. For new students, I will have by end of this course a section having 3 more LABS to show you how to have GNS3 emulator working for you on your computer so you can follow the 14 LABS of this course. With this method, you don't need to invest in buying physical MikroTik routers to follow my course.

So in brief, you have in total a 17 step-by-step LABS in addition of my theoretical lectures that you can profit from this course - all topics and LABS are on OSPF only.

If you want to understand OSPF in the easiest way possible, don't wait to purchase this course so I can share my knowledge to you.

Hope to see you in my course.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to know how to configure OSPF routing protocol on MikroTik
  • Any network engineer who would like to deploy OSPF on his network with MikroTik products
  • Anyone would like to have knowledge in depth about OSPF as for the theoretical and practical parts
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
06:26:08
+
Link-state routing protocol - What is it about?
2 Lectures 12:24

In this lecture, you will see how link-state routing protocol works.
You will see

  • how the routers can form neighbor-ship
  • how they will generate LSA's to get each one of the same the same Link-state database 
  • how each router by itself will issue its SPF algorithm to be able to reach the destination network and will add the best route in its routing table.

This is an important lesson to follow to be able to go through the whole course because OSPF is a link-state routing protocol.

Explanation of how link-state routing protocol works
10:58
+
Aeras on OSPF
4 Lectures 35:32
OSPF on a single area - Introduction video
01:25

In this lecture, you will understand why we need to have areas in OSPF and the importance of the backbone area. In addition, you will see the function of the ABR and the ASBR.

OSPF areas and routers tasks
10:45

In this Lab, we are going to configure OSPF on the backbone area (area 0).

You will learn how to:

  • Enable OSPF on the MikroTik router
  • Assign router-id to each router participating in the OSPF process
  • Advertise on OSPF the connected networks of each router
  • Check If routers have formed neighbor-ship
  • Check the LSA exchange
  • Check if each router have learned the route from other routers to reach the networks in the area.
LAB#1 - Areas on OSPF (part 1)
15:18

In this Lab, we are going to configure OSPF on the backbone area (area 0). You will learn how to:

  • Enable OSPF on the MikroTik router
  • Assign router-id to each router participating in the OSPF process
  • Advertise on OSPF the connected networks of each router
  • Check If routers have formed neighbor-ship
  • Check the LSA exchange
  • Check if each router have learned the route from other routers to reach the networks in the area.
LAB#1 - Areas on OSPF (part 2)
08:04
+
OSPF Neighborship - Hello packets
3 Lectures 23:16
OSPF Hello packets - Introduction
01:04

In this lecture, you will understand what are the conditions needed for 2 MikroTik routers to form OSPF neighborship with each other to be able to share route information.


How OSPF hello packets are matched between neighbor routers?
07:20

This is the 1st LAB of this course. In this lab, I will apply the explained topic of OSPF hello packets to a practical LAB, and see how by changing any of the conditions the routers will lose their OSPF neighbor-ship with each other.

LAB#2 - OSPF Hello packets
14:52
+
Designated Router (DR) & Backup Designated Router (BDR)
4 Lectures 45:34
DR and BDR - Intro
02:22

In this lecture, I am going to explain the essence of having a DR and a BDR in a multi-access segment such as 802.3 network and a NMBA network such as frame-relay. 

Also you will understand how DR and BDR are being elected, and how we can do the change manually to make a router a DR.

Preview 11:50

In this LAB, I am going to show you how a DR and a BDR are being elected, and how you can change this election by changing the router-id and by adjusting the priority on the routers that you want to make them DR and BDR. Also you will know how you can not allow a router to participate in the election of the DR and BDR.

LAB#3 - DR & BDR election (part 1)
15:41

In this LAB, I am going to show you how a DR and a BDR are being elected, and how you can change this election by changing the router-id and by adjusting the priority on the routers that you want to make them DR and BDR. Also you will know how you can not allow a router to participate in the election of the DR and BDR.

LAB#3 - DR & BDR election (part 2)
15:41
+
Authentication on OSPF using MikroTik routers
3 Lectures 26:48
Introduction to OSPF Authentication on MikroTik routers
02:06

In this lecture, you will understand the why OSPF authentication is important to have and what are the different types of OSPF authentication that are available on MikroTik.

Different types of OSPF Authentication on MikroTik
06:39

In this Lab, I am going to configure OSPF authentication on MikroTik Routers. We will see:
  • How to apply OSPF "simple" and "MD5" authentication on the interfaces
  • Whether "simple" and "MD5" OSPF authentication can work together
  • What is the OSPF authentication id
  • If neighbors form in case you don't put OSPF authentication
LAB#4 - Configuring OSPF Authentication on Mikrotik
18:03
+
Load Balancing on OSPF
3 Lectures 25:41
Introduction to Load Balancing on OSPF
01:01

In this lecture, I will explain how load balancing works on OSPF and what is the metric used by MikroTik routers to be able to make load balancing on the same destination network.

How load balancing works on OSPF?
09:39

In this lecture, I will work on LAB #5 in this course and I will show you how you can configure load balancing on the MikroTik routers, how you can adjust the metric, and how a link failover can happen.

LAB#5 - Configuring OSPF load balancing on MikroTik Routers
15:01
+
OSPF on Multiple Areas
2 Lectures 20:58
Introduction to Multiple areas on OSPF
02:57

In this lecture, I am going to do LAB #6 in this course of configuring Multiple Areas on OSPF.

During this LAB I will configure OSPF to have multiple areas on the routers, then we will see how LSA's & routes are being propagated from one area to another. Also we will check which router will be the ABR and what are the characteristics of the ABR in OSPF.

LAB#6 - Configuring OSPF multiple areas on MikroTik routers
18:01
+
OSPF Network Aggregation (Summarization)
1 Lecture 18:04

In this lab, I am going to show you how you can summarize a list of networks into a single network to be appeared in the routing tables of the routers in other OSPF areas. 

Also we are going to make a mathematics exercise showing how to do the summarization, and then we are going to apply it on the ABR and check if it works. 

LAB#7 - Network summarization/aggregation on OSPF
18:04
+
Default Route redistribution in OSPF
2 Lectures 27:33
LAB#8 - Connect all OSPF Routers to the Internet - Part1
14:40

LAB#8 - Connect all OSPF Routers to the Internet - Part2
12:53
+
Redistribution of RIP into OSPF
1 Lecture 16:50

In this lecture, you will lean how to allow the routers in all OSPF areas to reach the networks in RIP by redistributing RIP into OSPF, and redistribute OSPF into RIP. Also you will see how to redistribute the connected networks as well. 

By end of this lecture, we will make a test to check if our work is correctly done.

Preview 16:50
5 More Sections
About the Instructor
Maher Haddad
4.4 Average rating
368 Reviews
3,907 Students
5 Courses
IT Trainer

Hello everyone. My name is Maher Haddad with a very long experience in the IT sector. I hold a Bachelor in Computer Communications and a Master in Computer science. 

I work as a trainer and I hold the following certificates: CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCDA, CCNP R&S, CCDP,  Microsoft MCP, Microsoft MCSA , MikroTik MTCNA & MTCRE, MTCWE, MTCUME, CWTS, GVF Level1, GVF level2, GVF Level3 and much more.....

My experience in IT goes to year 2003 and I have been working all my life for international Internet Service Providers (ISP's) in different countries in the world.

You can visit my Facebook page as well as my Youtube channel where I set a lot of online labs.

I hope you will enjoy watching my courses.