Ethernet Applications (UMUX)

AvailabilityOn Request On Request Delivery MethodInstructor-led, hands-on 2 Days Content LevelStandard Min. 4 - max 8 Location German / English

The UMUX family, although designed around a TDM core, includes extensive Ethernet capability both for transport (Ethernet over SDH or PDH) and for VLAN based switching.

This course focuses on the Ethernet capability of the UMUX platform. Starting with the theory and principles of Ethernet and Ethernet transport, the course introduces the functionality and capabilities of the Ethernet and Ethernet Transport units.

Specific units covered on this course are the Ethernet over SDH and Ethernet Switching units, NEBRO and NEBRA;the Ethernet Switching unit NEBRE; and the Ethernet over PDH unit, ETER1. It should be noted that ETER1 is now a versatile L2/L3 networking unit supporting Ethernet over PDH, multiple bridge instances, inter-VLAN routing and IP routing.

Students will also look at key Ethernet protocols such as RSTP and VLANs, and how they are practically implemented, together with IP protocols such as OSPF, RIP and VRRP.



Target Group

This course is designed for engineers and planners, and has a high element of practical work.


Key Topics
  • Ethernet in SDH and PDH networks
  • EoS principles and standards
  • Protection schemes: SNCP, LCAS, MSP, etc.
  • Working with VLANs
  • Delivering Quality of Service traffic
  • NEBRO, NEBRA Units Features (EoS, VLAN Switching)
  • NEBRO, NEBRA Configuration, Monitoring and Testing
  • NEBRE Unit Features (VLAN Switching)
  • NEBRE Configuration, Monitoring and Testing
  • ETER1 Unit Features (L2/L3 Switching and Networking)
  • ETER1 Configuration, Monitoring and Testing
  • Practical exercises


  • Successful completion of UMUX Fundamentals Course
  • Successful completion of the UMUX SDH Applications course is highly recommended
  • Some knowledge of Ethernet switching and IP routing would be an advantage



Each participant receives a printed copy of the course documentation.