Bgp for Cisco Networks

A CCIE V5 Guide to the Border Gateway Protocol

Author: Stuart D. Fordham

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781496169211

Category: Computers

Page: 226

View: 7708

BGP is the building block of the internet. Building a complete network topology from the ground up this book will teach you what BGP is, how to configure neighbors (eBGP and iBGP), route reflectors, confederations, building the BGP routing table, how BGP works with IGPs such as EIGRP, OSPF and RIP, and advanced topics such as route filtering, dynamic peering, summarization, tuning the BGP routing decision process, multiprotocol BGP with IPv6 and configuring policies. There are troubleshooting steps from the very basic checks through to more advanced issues. This book has been written for the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching version 5.0, and covers all the topics required for the written and lab exam. This book is aimed at those studying for the CCIE but will suit anyone looking to get a solid understanding and familiarity of BGP on Cisco IOS and IOS-XE, including CCNA and CCNP students.
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CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2

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Author: Narbik Kocharians,Terry Vinson

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133591069

Category: Computers

Page: 656

View: 8958

Trust the best selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. --Master Cisco CCIE R&S v5.0 exam topics, including BGP, QoS, WANs, IP multicast, security, and MPLS --Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes --Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks This is the eBook edition of the CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, Fifth Edition. This eBook does not include the companion CD-ROM with practice exam that comes with the print edition. CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, Fifth Edition from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Expert instructors Narbik Kocharians and Terry Vinson share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This second of two volumes covers IP BGP routing, quality of service (QoS), wide area networks, IP multicast, network security, and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) topics. This complete study package includes --A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams --"Do I Know This Already?" quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section --Chapter-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly --The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports --A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies --Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success. CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, Fifth Edition is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining. The official study guide helps you master topics on the CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 exams, including: --BGP operations and routing policies --QoS --WANs --IP Multicast --Device and network security and tunneling technologies --MPLS
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BGP

Building Reliable Networks with the Border Gateway Protocol

Author: Iljitsch van Beijnum

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449390822

Category: Computers

Page: 290

View: 5318

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the routing protocol used to exchange routing information across the Internet. It makes it possible for ISPs to connect to each other and for end-users to connect to more than one ISP. BGP is the only protocol that is designed to deal with a network of the Internet's size, and the only protocol that can deal well with having multiple connections to unrelated routing domains.This book is a guide to all aspects of BGP: the protocol, its configuration and operation in an Internet environment, and how to troubleshooting it. The book also describes how to secure BGP, and how BGP can be used as a tool in combating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Although the examples throughout this book are for Cisco routers, the techniques discussed can be applied to any BGP-capable router.The topics include: Requesting an AS number and IP addresses Route filtering by remote ISPs and how to avoid this Configuring the initial BGP setup Balancing the available incoming or outgoing traffic over the available connections Securing and troubleshooting BGP BGP in larger networks: interaction with internal routing protocols, scalability issues BGP in Internet Service Provider networks The book is filled with numerous configuration examples with more complex case studies at the end of the book to strengthen your understanding. BGP is for anyone interested in creating reliable connectivity to the Internet.
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Cisco OSPF Command and Configuration Handbook

Author: William R. Parkhurst

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 9781587050718

Category: Computers

Page: 495

View: 3023

The comprehensive OSPF protocol command reference. A comprehensive interior IP routing protocols command reference-invaluable for network designers, engineers, and architects. Contains numerous scenarios covering every possible command. Presents clear and concise commentary on the purpose and context of each command. Enterprise IP networks will typically employ the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol in one capacity or another. The documentation available for this routing protocol is covered in many different resources but there is no single source that brings every OSPF routing protocol command together in one reference as a handbook. Beyond background information, there also is little information available on its practical use and configuration. The handbook approach is unique in that at least one scenario is presented for every OSPF routing protocol configuration command. The purpose, proper use, configuration, verification, and debugging of the command is presented. Therefore, network designers and candi20020430s for any of the Cisco? Career Certifications from CCNA? to CCIE? can use this handbook. Through the discussion of functionality and the scenario-based configuration examples, Parkhurst helps readers gain a thorough understanding of the practical side of the OSPF routing protocols. William R. Parkhurst, Ph.D., CCIE is the manager of the CCIE Development group at Cisco Systems?. The CCIE Development group is responsible for all new CCIE written qualification and laboratory exams. Prior to joining the CCIE team, Bill was a Consulting Systems Engineer supporting the Sprint Operation. He first became associated with Cisco Systems while a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Wichita State University. In conjunction with Cisco Systems, WSU established the first CCIE Preparation Laboratory. Parkhurst is the author of several networking books, including Cisco BGP-4 Command and Configuration Reference, Cisco Press.
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CCIE Routing and Switching v5.1 Foundations

Bridging the Gap Between CCNP and CCIE

Author: Narbik Kocharians

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134576225

Category: Computers

Page: 1248

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CCIE-level Cisco routing and switching guide for every CCNP Preparing for the CCIE Routing and Switching lab exam typically involves deep and lengthy study. But if you already possess the Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certification, you already know much of what you’ll need to succeed on CCIE’s labs. This book will help you quickly bridge your remaining knowledge gaps and make the most of everything you already know. CCIE Routing and Switching v5.1 Foundations addresses every segment of the CCIE R&S Version 5 blueprint, helping you focus your study where it will do the most good: intense hands-on practice to deepen your current knowledge and thorough explanations of theoretical topics you haven’t yet encountered. Based on the author’s industry-recognized CCIE prep classes, it includes 40+ detailed labs for real gear and platform emulators; structured illustrations of protocol and feature operation; and topic-specific labs to drive the theory home. It includes a full lab walkthrough of a complex configuration reflective of the actual CCIE–ensuring that you thoroughly understand the technologies and interactions you’re reading about. Discover the physical topology for any network deployment Master Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) foundations and advanced features Deploy and optimize PPP and use its full set of capabilities Implement Dynamic Multipoint VPNs (DMVPNs) from start to finish Use IP Prefix lists in prefix filtration, packet filtering, and other applications Handle any RIPv2 deployment scenario n Implement EIGRP, including classical and named operation modes and interoperation Use advanced OSPF techniques, including route filtration, LSA operation, stub configurations, and update filtering Understand what happens when you perform redistribution, and manage problematic scenarios Manage complex BGP capabilities, including Adjacency State Machine Operate IPv6 in complex network environments, including DMVPN Focus on QoS mechanisms that CCIE still covers, including traffic marking, classification, policing, and shaping Deploy IPsec VPN solutions including GRE/IPSec tunnel mode, multi-site VPN technologies, and their encryption Implement multicasting in environments requiring end-to-end IPv4 and IPv6 transport Address operational and deployment issues involving MPLS VPNv4 tunnels
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Interdomain Multicast Routing

Practical Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems Solutions

Author: Brian M. Edwards,Leonard A. Giuliano,Brian R. Wright

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201746129

Category: Computers

Page: 356

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Increasing numbers of ISPs have begun implementing multicast infrastructure. Soon the Internet will provide multicast connectivity between any two points on the Internet the way it provides for unicast traffic today. Long-evolving protocols are reaching maturity, and enterprise networks and ISPs around the world are ramping up their multicast infrastructure. Now, more than ever, network engineers must be ready to deal with new applications that capitalize on the simultaneous, efficient delivery of data and imagery to multiple recipients. "Interdomain Multicast Routing" is the key to unlocking the complexities of this growing technology. Starting with a summary of the technology and its relevant protocols, this book shows readers the big picture before revealing a detailed analysis of important protocols and the way they work with one another. Throughout, the authors focus on both Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks technology--the two leading vendors of routers and routing technology. Real-life examples are used to clearly illustrate key concepts. Specific topics covered in " Interdomain Multicast Routing " include: Background and in-depth analyses of multicast routing using PIM-SM and MSDPComparison of Any-Source and Source-Specific multicast delivery modelsExplanation of how MBGP and M-ISIS can be used side by side to build a dedicated multicast environmentA detailed breakdown of the differences between IGMP versions 1, 2, and 3A step-by-step guide to understanding the MSDP RPF-peer selection rulesLists of packet formats for IGMP, PIM, and MSDPA complete glossary that clarifies important terms and acronyms and provides their definitions Practical and thorough in coverage, "Interdomain Multicast Routing" is an important addition to any network engineer's bookshelf. 0201746123B04022002
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BGP Design and Implementation

Author: Randy Zhang,Micah Bartell

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 1587058634

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Learn practical guidelines for designing and deploying a scalable BGP routing architecture Up-to-date coverage of BGP features like performance tuning, multiprotocol BGP, MPLS VPN, and multicast BGP In-depth coverage of advanced BGP topics to help design a complex BGP routing architecture Practical design tips that have been proven in the field Extensive configuration examples and case studies BGP Design and Implementation focuses on real-world problems and provides not only design solutions, but also the background on why they are appropriate and a practical overview of how they apply into a top-down design. The BGP protocol is being used in both service provider and enterprise networks. The design goals of these two groups are different, leading to different architectures being used in each environment. The title breaks out the separate goals, and resulting solutions for each group to assist the reader in further understanding different solution strategies. This book starts by identifying key features and functionality in BGP. It then delves into the topics of performance tuning, routing policy development, and architectural scalability. It progresses by examining the challenges for both the service provider and enterprise customers, and provides practical guidelines and a design framework for each. BGP Design and Implementation finishes up by closely looking at the more recent extensions to BGP through Multi-Protocol BGP for MPLS-VPN, IP Multicast, IPv6, and CLNS. Each chapter is generally organized into the following sections: Introduction, Design and Implementation Guidelines, Case Studies, and Summary.
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CCIE Routing and Switching Certification Guide

Author: Wendell Odom,Rus Healy,Denise Donohue

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1587059800

Category: Computers

Page: 1016

View: 1558

Master CCIE Routing and Switching 4.0 blueprint exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with Exam Preparation Tasks Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM CCIE Routing and Switching Certification Guide, Fourth Edition, is a best-of-breed Cisco® exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCIE® Routing and Switching written exam. Well-respected networking professionals Wendell Odom, Rus Healy, and Denise Donohue share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. CCIE Routing and Switching Certification Guide, Fourth Edition, presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks sections help drill you on key concepts you must know thoroughly. The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, presenting question-by-question remediation to the text and laying out a complete study plan for review. Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. CCIE Routing and Switching Certification Guide, Fourth Edition, is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining. The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCIE Routing and Switching written exam, including: Bridging and LAN switching IP addressing, IP services, TCP, UDP, and application protocol details Layer 3 forwarding concepts EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP routing protocols Quality of service Frame Relay MPLS IP multicast IPv6 Router and switch security Troubleshooting Companion CD-ROM The CD-ROM contains 200 practice questions for the exam. This volume is part of the Certification Guide Series from Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears. Category: Cisco Press-Cisco Certification Covers: CCIE Routing and Switching written exam 350-001 v4.0
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Cisco BGP-4 Command and Configuration Handbook

Author: William R. Parkhurst

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 158705017X

Category: Computers

Page: 372

View: 3391

"Cisco BGP-4 Command and Configuration Handbook is a clear, concise, and complete source of documentation for all Cisco IOS Software BGP-4 commands. If you are preparing for the CCIE written and lab exams, this book can be used as a laboratory guide to learn the purpose and proper use of every BGP command. If you are a network designer, this book can be used as a ready reference for any BGP command." "Cisco BGP-4 Command and Configuration Handbook provides example scenarios that demonstrate the proper use of every BGP-4 command, which can be implemented using a minimum number of routers. This will enable you to learn each command without requiring an extensive and expensive lab configuration. The scenarios are presented so that the purpose and use of each command can be demonstrated without clouding the issue. Some of the examples lead you into common non-working situations in order to reinforce the understanding of the operation of the particular BGP command."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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VPNs and Nat for Cisco Networks

A CCIE V5 Guide to Tunnels, Dmvpn, VPNs and Nat

Author: Stuart Fordham

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781507646588

Category:

Page: 258

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This book covers the CCIE v5 topics for tunnelling, DMVPN (Dynamic Multipoint VPN), VPNs, and NAT. It will show you how to create a network from the beginning, starting with basic GRE tunnels, and working up towards a phase 3 DMVPN solution for both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic. Using EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP, you will create a scalable, secure network, implementing Quality of Service along the way. This volume also covers IPv6 transition mechanisms, such as 6over4, 6to4, 6RD and ISTAP, and IPv6 for NAT.
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CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide

Author: Anthony Bruno

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 9781587200533

Category: Computers

Page: 741

View: 4197

The official Cisco Systems-endorsed study guide for the CCIE Routing and Switching exam with a CD-ROM customizable test engine with practice questions and full electronic version of the text. It covers the general networking topics listed in the Routing and Switching (350-001) and Communications and Services CCIE Qualification Exams.
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Internet Routing Architectures

Author: Bassam Halabi,Sam Halabi,Danny McPherson

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 9781578702336

Category: Computers

Page: 498

View: 8080

One of the industry's leading resources for Internet routing solutions and scenarios presents complex technologies and concepts in a practical, easy-to-follow style. The authors explain the contemporary Internet structure and describe how to evaluate a service provider in dealing with routing and connectivity issues.
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MPLS for Cisco Networks

A CCIE V5 Guide to Multiprotocol Label Switching

Author: Stuart Fordham

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499369779

Category:

Page: 308

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Learn how to build a scalable, protocol-independent network using MPLS. Designed for CCIE candidates, but also suitable for any level this book covers all of the MPLS topics for the CCIE v5 exam. MPLS
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OSPF: A Network Routing Protocol

Author: Phani Raj Tadimety

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484214102

Category: Computers

Page: 144

View: 359

Learn how routers network using the OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) protocol and unpick Dijkstra’s Network Algorithm to see how OSPF performs the calculations to determine the shortest or most appropriate path between two routers. OSPF: A Network Routing Protocol dives deep into the OSPF protocol without sacrificing simplicity in language. All of this is done with running examples and illustrations to clarify concepts and enhance the enjoyment of networking. OSPF: A Network Routing Protocol is an absorbing, comprehensible account of OSPF, including the algorithm which is used for calculating its routes. While OSPF has traditionally been an organizational networking protocol, in these exciting times of Software Defined Networking (SDN), it has assumed an important role in the consolidated data center too. Now that the traditional distinctions between server and network roles are getting blurred, everyone in the data center needs to become familiar with networking and networking protocols!
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Routing TCP/IP, Volume II

CCIE Professional Development: CCIE Professional Development

Author: Jeff Doyle

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134192753

Category: Computers

Page: 1152

View: 4499

Routing TCP/IP, Volume II: CCIE Professional Development, Second Edition The definitive guide to Cisco exterior routing protocols and advanced IP routing issues—now completely updated Praised in its first edition for its readability, breadth, and depth, Routing TCP/IP, Volume II, Second Edition will help you thoroughly understand modern exterior routing protocols and implement them with Cisco routers. Best-selling author Jeff Doyle offers crucial knowledge for every network professional who must manage routers to support growth and change. You’ll find configuration and troubleshooting lessons that would cost thousands to learn in a classroom, plus up-to-date case studies, examples, exercises, and solutions. Routing TCP/IP, Volume II, Second Edition covers routing and switching techniques that form the foundation of all Cisco CCIE tracks. Its expert content and CCIE structured review makes it invaluable for anyone pursuing this elite credential. While its examples focus on Cisco IOS, the book illuminates concepts that are fundamental to virtually all modern networks and routing platforms. Therefore, it serves as an exceptionally practical reference for network designers, administrators, and engineers in any environment. · Review core inter-domain routing concepts, and discover how exterior routing protocols have evolved · Master BGP’s modern operational components · Effectively configure and troubleshoot BGP · Control path attributes and selection to define better routes · Take full advantage of NLRI and routing policies · Provide for load balancing and improved network scalability · Extend BGP to multiprotocol environments via MP-BGP · Deploy, configure, manage, troubleshoot, and scale IP multicast routing · Implement Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM): Dense Mode, Sparse Mode, and Bidirectional · Operate, configure, and troubleshoot NAT in IPv4-IPv4 (NAT44) and IPv6-IPv4 (NAT64) environments · Avoid policy errors and other mistakes that damage network performance This book is part of the CCIE Professional Development series,which offers expert-level instruction on network design, deployment, and support methodologies to help networking professionals manage complex networks and prepare for the CCIE exams. Category: Networking Covers: BGP, Multicast, and NAT
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BGP4

Inter-domain Routing in the Internet

Author: John W. Stewart

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201379518

Category: Computers

Page: 137

View: 5134

A coherent writer about the BGP4, this is a sourcebook for complete and practical information on the standard inter-domain routing protocol used by ISPs and the many companies now establishing their own Internet connections.
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Troubleshooting BGP

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Troubleshooting BGP

Author: Vinit Jain,Brad Edgeworth

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 013443658X

Category: Computers

Page: 832

View: 8640

The definitive guide to troubleshooting today’s complex BGP networks This is today’s best single source for the techniques you need to troubleshoot BGP issues in modern Cisco IOS, IOS XR, and NxOS environments. BGP has expanded from being an Internet routing protocol and provides a scalable control plane for a variety of technologies, including MPLS VPNs and VXLAN. Bringing together content previously spread across multiple sources, Troubleshooting BGP describes BGP functions in today’s blended service provider and enterprise environments. Two expert authors emphasize the BGP-related issues you’re most likely to encounter in real-world deployments, including problems that have caused massive network outages. They fully address convergence and scalability, as well as common concerns such as BGP slow peer, RT constraint filtering, and missing BGP routes. For each issue, key concepts are presented, along with basic configuration, detailed troubleshooting methods, and clear illustrations. Wherever appropriate, OS-specific behaviors are described and analyzed. Troubleshooting BGP is an indispensable technical resource for all consultants, system/support engineers, and operations professionals working with BGP in even the largest, most complex environments. · Quickly review the BGP protocol, configuration, and commonly used features · Master generic troubleshooting methodologies that are relevant to BGP networks · Troubleshoot BGP peering issues, flapping peers, and dynamic BGP peering · Resolve issues related to BGP route installation, path selection, or route policies · Avoid and fix convergence problems · Address platform issues such as high CPU or memory usage · Scale BGP using route reflectors, diverse paths, and other advanced features · Solve problems with BGP edge architectures, multihoming, and load balancing · Secure BGP inter-domain routing with RPKI · Mitigate DDoS attacks with RTBH and BGP Flowspec · Understand common BGP problems with MPLS Layer 3 or Layer 2 VPN services · Troubleshoot IPv6 BGP for service providers, including 6PE and 6VPE · Overcome problems with VXLAN BGP EVPN data center deployments · Fully leverage BGP High Availability features, including GR, NSR, and BFD · Use new BGP enhancements for link-state distribution or tunnel setup This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.
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OSPF

Anatomy of an Internet Routing Protocol

Author: John T. Moy

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201634723

Category: Computers

Page: 339

View: 5218

"Readers will gain a sophisticated understanding of Internet routing and of the OSPF protocol in particular. Moreover, the book's practical focus will enable you to put this knowledge to work in your network environment."--BOOK JACKET.
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Optimal Routing Design

Author: Russ White,Alvaro Retana,Don Slice

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134390253

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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Techniques for optimizing large-scale IP routing operation and managing network growth Understand the goals of scalable network design, including tradeoffs between network scaling, convergence speed, and resiliency Learn basic techniques applicable to any network design, including hierarchy, addressing, summarization, and information hiding Examine the deployment and operation of EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS protocols on large-scale networks Understand when and how to use a BGP core in a large-scale network and how to use BGP to connect to external networks Apply high availability and fast convergence to achieve 99.999 percent, or “five 9s” network uptime Secure routing systems with the latest routing protocol security best practices Understand the various techniques used for carrying routing information through a VPN Optimal Routing Design provides the tools and techniques, learned through years of experience with network design and deployment, to build a large-scale or scalable IP-routed network. The book takes an easy-to-read approach that is accessible to novice network designers while presenting invaluable, hard-to-find insight that appeals to more advanced-level professionals as well. Written by experts in the design and deployment of routing protocols, Optimal Routing Design leverages the authors’ extensive experience with thousands of customer cases and network designs. Boiling down years of experience into best practices for building scalable networks, this book presents valuable information on the most common problems network operators face when seeking to turn best effort IP networks into networks that can support Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)-type availability and reliability. Beginning with an overview of design fundamentals, the authors discuss the tradeoffs between various competing points of network design, the concepts of hierarchical network design, redistribution, and addressing and summarization. This first part provides specific techniques, usable in all routing protocols, to work around real-world problems. The next part of the book details specific information on deploying each interior gateway protocol (IGP)—including EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS—in real-world network environments. Part III covers advanced topics in network design, including border gateway protocol (BGP), high-availability, routing protocol security, and virtual private networks (VPN). Appendixes cover the fundamentals of each routing protocol discussed in the book; include a checklist of questions and design goals that provides network engineers with a useful tool when evaluating a network design; and compare routing protocols strengths and weaknesses to help you decide when to choose one protocol over another or when to switch between protocols. “The complexity associated with overlaying voice and video onto an IP network involves thinking through latency, jitter, availability, and recovery issues. This text offers keen insights into the fundamentals of network architecture for these converged environments.” —John Cavanaugh, Distinguished Services Engineer, Cisco Systems® This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press‚ which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.
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