VRF - Virtual Routing and Forwarding Course

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Created by Mohammad Imani
Last updated Sun, 26-Mar-2023
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Course overview

In this course, you will learn what VRF and VRF-Lite are and how to configure them.

The configuration on different devices is almost the same with some changes in syntax.

So, understanding the concepts will help you determine whether you need to implement VRF(s) and which VRFs to import from and export to.

Throughout the course, you are presented with scenarios and discussions on how to perform the tasks efficiently and effectively.

The topology files and configurations are attached to the course in case you would like to study them and change them based on your needs.

Target Audience for this Training:

  • Those who would like to Learn VRF in depth
  • Network administrators and experts seeking perfection in their understanding of this topic

What will i learn?

  • Overview of VRF
  • VRF-Lite vs VRF in MPLS L3VPNs
  • VRF-Lite Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Creating VRF Instances on regular IOS, IOS-XR, and NXOS
  • Creating a VRF on IOS (ip vrf command vs. vrf definition command)
  • VRF and MPLS L3VPNs
  • What are Route-Distinguisher and Route-Target
  • Limiting the number of routes in a VRF routing table
  • Default MGMT VRF Instances on IOS-XE and NXOS
  • Route-Leaking between VRFs (Extranet)
  • Route-Leaking between Global Context and a VRF (Fusing)


  • Basics of Routing Protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, RIP, BGP)


17 Lessons 02:47:52 Hours
VRF Course Introduction
1 Lessons 00:03:46 Hours
  • VRF Course Introduction
    Preview 00:03:46
  • Overview of VRF
  • RD and RT
  • Basic VRF Configuration
    Preview 00:14:49
  • VRF Configuration Part 2
  • Multiple VRF Route Targets
  • VRF route leaking between Default and Global VRF
  • Configuring VRF on Provider Edge Routers
  • Configuring Protocols on Provider Edge Routers
  • Configuring Redistribution between VRFs
  • VRF Configuration Verification
  • VRF on NXOS devices
  • VRF on IOS XR boxes Part 1
  • VRF on IOS XR boxes Part 2
  • VRF on IOS XR boxes Part 3
  • VRF Course Practice Labs
  • VRF Course Workbook
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About instructor

Mohammad Imani

10 Courses
Senior Network Engineer and IT Trainer with more than 20 years of experience. 
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  • 17 Lessons
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