Building Switched Networks

Multilayer Switching, QoS, IP Multicast, Network Policy, and Service Level Agreements

Author: Darryl P. Black

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional


Category: Computers

Page: 298

View: 2351

In order to work with today's networks that handle integrated text, data, and interactive voice and video, you must possess a thorough understanding of switches and the newest technologies that make sophisticated network services possible. "Building Switched Networks" provides a comprehensive, technical survey of the networking technologies that comprise the core of evolving LAN and WAN infrastructures. This book gives you essential background information, clear descriptions of relevant technologies, and an understanding of how those technologies will be employed throughout networks in the near future. In particular, the text focuses on developments that support our increasing demand for network bandwidth--multilayer switching, delivery guarantees, and multicasting--and examines performance issues, resource allocation, network policy, and network services. Using a ground-up approach, the book begins with network demands, examines various kinds of available switches, and progresses to the state-of-the-art technologies that are quickly permeating our networking infrastructure. Specifically, you will learn about: Virtual LANs and the 802.1Q and 802.1p standards Layer-2, Layer-3, and Layer-4 switching The emerging Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) standard Quality of Service (QoS), delivery guarantees based on specified parameters, and resource management Class of Service (COS) priority queuing techniques IP multicast--a key technology for enabling networks to scale Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that formalize service characteristics Network Policy, with a discussion of Directory Enabled Networking (DEN) and the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Emerging sophisticated network services made possible by the above technologies, including Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Voice over IP (VoIP) "Building Switched Networks" then widens the scope of discussion beyond the details of these technologies to examine the demands that will be placed on networks in the future and successful management strategies for meeting those demands. 0201379538B04062001
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Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN)

Author: Richard Froom,Balaji Sivasubramanian,Erum Frahim

Publisher: Cisco Systems

ISBN: 9781587052736

Category: Computers

Page: 925

View: 9842

Learn CCNP BCMSN network switching concepts with the only early stage book based on the course and authorized by Cisco Systems Master the new BCMSN 642-812 exam concepts with the book based on the course from Cisco Systems Learn switching concepts from the only early-stage self-study book authorized by Cisco Prepare for CCNP and CCDP certifications with the fourth edition of the best-selling early-stage book for BCMSN "CCNP Self-Study: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) ," Fourth Edition, is a self-study learning resource for CCNP candidates preparing for the 642-812 BCMSN exam from Cisco Systems. Based on the course of the same name, and with coverage of intermediate-to-advance networking switching technologies, this book helps CCNP candidates and networking professionals understand switching best practices. The only book authorized by Cisco Systems for early-stage, self-study learning of BCMSN topics, it is the fourth edition of the No. 1 selling early-stage book for the BCMSN exam. CCNP certification indicates advanced or journeyman knowledge of networks. One of the four requirements to achieve CCNP certification is passing the BCMSN exam. Focused on intermediate-level switching issues, the BCMSN exam assesses a candidate's skill at building campus networks using multilayer switching technologies over high speed Ethernet. BCMSN is also a requirement for CCDP certification. About the topic In Aug. 2006, Cisco Systems announced all-new CCNP certification requirements. The previous versions of the BSCI, BCMSN, BCRAN, and CIT exams retire in December 2006. The four new exams/courses are; 642-901 BSCI (Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks) 642-812 BCMSN (Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks) 642-825 ISCW (Implementing Secure Converged WANs) 642-845 ONT (Optimized Converged Cisco Networks)
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CCNP: Building Cisco MultiLayer Switched Networks Study Guide

Exam 642-811

Author: Terry Jack

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0782150942

Category: Computers

Page: 561

View: 1151

Here's the book you need to prepare for Cisco's Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) exam, 642-811. This Study Guide provides: In-depth coverage of key exam topics Practical information on designing and implementing multilayer switched networks Hundreds of challenging review questions Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a test engine, and electronic flashcards Authoritative coverage of all exam objectives, including: Utilizing the Enterprise Composite Model for designing networks Using the Switching Database Manager within a Catalyst switch Operating managed VLAN services on a switched network Configuring and verifying 802.1Q and ISL trunks Configuring access ports for static and multi-VLAN membership Increasing bandwidth for interswitch connections with Fast EtherChannel and Gigabit EtherChannel Enabling Spanning Tree Protocol on ports and VLANs Converting CatOS to native IOS on Catalyst switches Implementing IP telephony in a switched network environment Planning, configuring, and implementing QOS Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Rick Gallahers MPLS Training Guide

Building Multi Protocol Label Switching Networks

Author: Syngress

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080480718

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 8136

Rick Gallahers MPLS Training Guide introduces readers to mpls concepts, installation, migration, operation, inspection, and troubleshooting. It discusses specific router and switch platforms and includes such topics as frame-mode mpls, cell-mode mpls, label distribution protocol, tag distribution protocol, label distribution protocol migration, mpls configuration, traffic engineering, mpls vpns, mpls vpn deployment models, mpls vpn routing protocol support, multi-protocol bgp, mpls vpn configurations, mpls vpn integration, and mpls vpn management. Readers will find complete ready-to-use configurations for routers Shows how to implement MPLS traffic engineering on a core network and optimize traffic Great for users studying for Cisco's Implementing Cisco MPLS exam, 640-910 and written by a Cisco internetworking expert who knows everything about MPLS Includes coverage of Cisco Systems' newly released (October 7, 2002) Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Bandwidth Protection software package. The new architecture uses MPLS Traffic Engineering Fast Reroute and an offline application called Tunnel Builder Pro to increase resiliency at a network-wide level Includes updated coverage of MPLS and GMPLS
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CCNP Self-study

Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN)

Author: Richard Froom,Balaji Sivasubramanian,Erum Frahim

Publisher: Cisco Systems

ISBN: 9781587052194

Category: Computers

Page: 807

View: 6790

Provides you with the knowledge needed to build scalable multilayer switched networks, to create and deploy a global intranet, and to implement basic troubleshooting techniques in environments that use Cisco multilayer switches for client hosts and services. This book also introduces Cisco Catalyst switching architectures.
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E-Business and Distributed Systems Handbook

Overview Module

Author: Amjad Umar

Publisher: nge solutions, inc

ISBN: 9780972741460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 3624

This module discusses the network services and architectures in the Internet World. topics include network architectures, network connectivity, IP-based networks, broadband networks, wireless networks, and Next Generation Internet.
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Guide to Operating Systems

Author: Michael Palmer,Michael Walters

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111306362

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 9416

GUIDE TO OPERATING SYSTEMS, 4E provides the theory and technical information professionals need as they work with today’s popular operating systems, such as Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX/Linuxplatforms. Topics include operating system theory, installation, upgrading, configuring (operating system and hardware), file systems, security, hardware options, and storage, as well as resource sharing, network connectivity, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Designed to be easily understood and highly practical, GUIDE TO OPERATING SYSTEMS, 4E is an excellent resource for training across different operating systems. GUIDE TO OPERATING SYSTEMS, 4E prepares readers to understand the fundamental concepts of computer operating systems. The book specifically addresses Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, SUSE Linux, Fedora Linux, Red Hat Linux, and Mac OS X (Panther, Tiger, Leopard, and Snow Leopard), and provides information on all network operating subjects. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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CCNP Building Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN 642-812) Lab Portfolio

Author: David A. Kotfila,Joshua Moorhouse,Ross Wolfson,Christian Price

Publisher: Cisco Systems

ISBN: 9781587132148

Category: Computers

Page: 215

View: 5578

CCNP Building Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN 642-812) Lab Portfolio provides you with opportunities for hands-on practice to master the technologies necessary to design, implement, operate, and troubleshoot multilayer switched networks. The labs reinforce your understanding of how to install, configure, monitor, and troubleshoot network infrastructure equipment to deploy state-of-the-art campus LANs. The book focuses on the selection and implementation of the appropriate Cisco® IOS® services to build reliable, scalable, multilayer-switched LANs. Other topic areas of the course include VLANs, Spanning Tree Protocol, wireless client access, minimizing service loss, and minimizing data theft in a campus network. Those preparing for the Building Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN 642-812) certification exam should work through this book cover-to-cover. If you need to quickly review configuration examples, you can go directly to the relevant chapter. CCNP Building Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN 642-812) Lab Portfolio includes 19 Labs built to support v5 of the Building Multilayer Switched Networks course within the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum providing ample opportunity to practice. 2 Challenge and Troubleshooting Labs have been added to the core curriculum to test your mastery of the topics. 2 Case Studies to give you a taste of what is involved in a fully functioning switching network covering all the technologies taught in this course. Even if you do not have the actual equipment to configure these more complex topologies, it is worth reading through these labs to expand your thinking into more complex networking solutions. David Kotfila, CCNP®, CCAI, is the director of the Cisco Networking Academy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York. Joshua Moorhouse, CCNP, recently graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor of science in computer science, where he also worked as a teaching assistant in the Cisco Networking Academy. He currently works as a network engineer at Factset Research Systems. Christian M. Price Sr., CCNP, is an instructor in the Cisco Networking Academy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Ross Wolfson, CCIE® No. 16696, recently graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor of science in computer science. He currently works as a network engineer at Factset Research Systems. Use this Lab Portfolio with: CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide Fourth Edition ISBN-10: 1-58720-171-2 ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-171-4 CCNP BCMSN Portable Command Guide ISBN-10: 158-720-188-7 ISBN-13: 978-158720-188-2 This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Series from Cisco Press®. Books in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum.
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Packet Guide to Routing and Switching

Exploring the Network Layer

Author: Bruce Hartpence

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449315240

Category: Computers

Page: 180

View: 3055

Go beyond layer 2 broadcast domains with this in-depth tour of advanced link and internetwork layer protocols, and learn how they enable you to expand to larger topologies. An ideal follow-up to Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols, this concise guide dissects several of these protocols to explain their structure and operation. This isn’t a book on packet theory. Author Bruce Hartpence built topologies in a lab as he wrote this guide, and each chapter includes several packet captures. You’ll learn about protocol classification, static vs. dynamic topologies, and reasons for installing a particular route. This guide covers: Host routing—Process a routing table and learn how traffic starts out across a network Static routing—Build router routing tables and understand how forwarding decisions are made and processed Spanning Tree Protocol—Learn how this protocol is an integral part of every network containing switches Virtual Local Area Networks—Use VLANs to address the limitations of layer 2 networks Trunking—Get an indepth look at VLAN tagging and the 802.1Q protocol Routing Information Protocol—Understand how this distance vector protocol works in small, modern communication networks Open Shortest Path First—Discover why convergence times of OSPF and other link state protocols are improved over distance vectors
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Getting Started with OpenBTS

Author: Michael Iedema

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491924306

Category: Computers

Page: 124

View: 9723

Deploy your own private mobile network with OpenBTS, the open source software project that converts between the GSM and UMTS wireless radio interface and open IP protocols. With this hands-on, step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to use OpenBTS to construct simple, flexible, and inexpensive mobile networks with software. OpenBTS can distribute any internet connection as a mobile network across a large geographic region, and provide connectivity to remote devices in the Internet of Things. Ideal for telecom and software engineers new to this technology, this book helps you build a basic OpenBTS network with voice and SMS services and data capabilities. From there, you can create your own niche product or experimental feature. Select hardware, and set up a base operating system for your project Configure, troubleshoot, and use performance-tuning techniques Expand to a true multinode mobile network complete with Mobility and Handover Add general packet radio service (GPRS) data connectivity, ideal for IoT devices Build applications on top of the OpenBTS NodeManager control and event APIs
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The All-New Switch Book

The Complete Guide to LAN Switching Technology

Author: Rich Seifert,James Edwards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470405802

Category: Computers

Page: 816

View: 8432

This much-needed update to the bestselling guide on the extensive changes to the local area networks (LAN) switching technologies explains why LAN switching technologies are critical to network design. This in-depth guide covers the capabilities, application, and design of LAN switches and switched internetworks and examines the significant changes that have taken place since the publication of the first edition seven years ago. You’re sure to appreciate the witty writing style and easy-to-follow format on such an often-complicated subject matter.
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The Guide to IT Contracting

Author: Samuel Blankson


ISBN: 190578919X

Category: Information services

Page: 352

View: 4168

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Quality of Service in Optical Burst Switched Networks

Author: Kee Chaing Chua,Mohan Gurusamy,Yong Liu,Minh Hoang Phung

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387476476

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 198

View: 3387

Optical Burst Switching (OBS) offers a promising switching technique to support huge bandwidth requirements in optical backbone networks that use Wavelength Division Multiplexing. This book details the quality of service (QoS) issue in OBS networks. It examines the basic mechanisms to improve overall QoS in OBS networks as well as discusses the relative QoS differentiation among multiple service classes in OBS networks. Coverage also details absolute QoS provisioning in OBS networks, end-to-end QoS provisioning in OBS networks, and some non-mainstream research issues and future research directions in OBS networks.
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Ethernet Switches

Author: Charles Spurgeon,Joann Zimmerman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449367305

Category: Computers

Page: 65

View: 2408

If you’re ready to build a large network system, this handy excerpt from Ethernet: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition gets you up to speed on a basic building block: Ethernet switches. Whether you’re working on an enterprise or campus network, data center, or Internet service provider network, you’ll learn how Ethernet switches function and how they’re used in network designs. This brief tutorial also provides an overview of the most important features found in switches, from the basics to more advanced features found in higher-cost and specialized switches. Get an overview of basic switch operation, the spanning tree protocol, and switch performance issues Learn about switch management and some of the most widely used switch features Discover how a hierarchical design can help maintain stable network operations Delve into special-purpose switches, such as multi-layer, access, stacking, and wireless access-point switches Learn about advanced switch features designed for specific networking environments Dive deeper into switches, with a list of protocol and package documentation
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Building a VoIP Network with Nortel's Multimedia Communication Server 5100

Author: Larry Chaffin

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080500171

Category: Computers

Page: 550

View: 6128

The first book published on deploying Voice Over IP (VoIP) products from Nortel Networks, the largest supplier of voice products in the world. This book begins with a discussion of the current protocols used for transmitting converged data over IP as well as an overview of Nortel’s hardware and software solutions for converged networks. In this section, readers will learn how H.323 allows dissimilar communication devices to communicate with each other, and how SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is used to establish, modify, and terminate multimedia sessions including VOIP telephone calls. This section next introduces the reader to the Multimedia Concentration Server 5100, and Nortel’s entire suite of Multimedia Communications Portfolio (MCP) products. The remaining chapters of the book teach the reader how to design, install, configure, and troubleshoot the entire Nortel product line. · If you are tasked with designing, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting a converged network built with Nortel's Multimedia Concentration Server 5100, and Multimedia Communications Portfolio (MCP) products, then this is the only book you need. · It shows how you'll be able to design, build, secure, and maintaining a cutting-edge converged network to satisfy all of your business requirements · Also covers how to secure your entire multimedia network from malicious attacks
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Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) Foundation Learning Guide

Foundation learning for SWITCH 642-813

Author: Richard Froom,Balaji Sivasubramanian,Erum Frahim

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 1587141655

Category: Computers

Page: 560

View: 2507

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) Foundation Learning Guide: Foundation learning for SWITCH 642-813 Richard Froom, CCIE No. 5102 Balaji Sivasubramanian Erum Frahim, CCIE No. 7549 Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) Foundation Learning Guide is a Cisco® authorized learning tool for CCNP® and CCDP® preparation. As part of the Cisco Press foundation learning series, this book covers how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using the Cisco Campus Enterprise Architecture. The Foundation Learning Guide also covers secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks. Each chapter opens with the list of topics covered to clearly identify the focus of that chapter. At the end of each chapter, a summary and review questions provide you with an opportunity to assess and reinforce your understanding of the material. Throughout the book detailed explanations with commands, configurations, and diagrams serve to illuminate theoretical concepts. Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) Foundation Learning Guide is ideal for certification candidates who are seeking a tool to learn all the topics covered in the SWITCH 642-813 exam. - Serves as the official book for the Cisco Networking Academy CCNP SWITCH course - Provides a thorough presentation of the fundamentals of multilayer switched network design - Explains the implementation of the design features such as VLAN, Spanning Tree, and inter-VLAN routing in the multilayer switched environment - Explains how to implement high-availability technologies and techniques - Covers security features in a switched network - Presents self-assessment review questions, chapter topics, summaries, command syntax explanations, network diagrams, and configuration examples to facilitate effective studying This book is in the Foundation Learning Guide Series. These guides are developed together with Cisco® as the only authorized, self-paced learning tools that help networking professionals build their understanding of networking concepts and prepare for Cisco certification exams.
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Switching to VoIP

A Solutions Manual for Network Professionals

Author: Theodore Wallingford

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596517297

Category: Computers

Page: 502

View: 7492

More and more businesses today have their receive phone service through Internet instead of local phone company lines. Many businesses are also using their internal local and wide-area network infrastructure to replace legacy enterprise telephone networks. This migration to a single network carrying voice and data is called convergence, and it's revolutionizing the world of telecommunications by slashing costs and empowering users. The technology of families driving this convergence is called VoIP, or Voice over IP. VoIP has advanced Internet-based telephony to a viable solution, piquing the interest of companies small and large. The primary reason for migrating to VoIP is cost, as it equalizes the costs of long distance calls, local calls, and e-mails to fractions of a penny per use. But the real enterprise turn-on is how VoIP empowersbusinesses to mold and customize telecom and datacom solutions using a single, cohesive networking platform. These business drivers are so compelling that legacy telephony is going the way of the dinosaur, yielding to Voice over IP as the dominant enterprise communications paradigm. Developed from real-world experience by a senior developer, O'Reilly's Switching to VoIP provides solutions for the most common VoIP migration challenges. So if you're a network professional who is migrating from a traditional telephony system to a modern, feature-rich network, this book is a must-have. You'lldiscover the strengths and weaknesses of circuit-switched and packet-switched networks, how VoIP systems impact network infrastructure, as well as solutions for common challenges involved with IP voice migrations. Among the challenges discussed and projects presented: building a softPBX configuring IP phones ensuring quality of service scalability standards-compliance topological considerations coordinating a complete system ?switchover? migrating applications like voicemail and directoryservices retro-interfacing to traditional telephony supporting mobile users security and survivability dealing with the challenges of NAT To help you grasp the core principles at work, Switching to VoIP uses a combination of strategy and hands-on "how-to" that introduce VoIP routers and media gateways, various makes of IP telephone equipment, legacy analog phones, IPTables and Linux firewalls, and the Asterisk open source PBX software by Digium.You'll learn how to build an IP-based or legacy-compatible phone system and voicemail system complete with e-mail integration while becoming familiar with VoIP protocols and devices. Switching to VoIP remains vendor-neutral and advocates standards, not brands. Some of the standards explored include: SIP H.323, SCCP, and IAX Voice codecs 802.3af Type of Service, IP precedence, DiffServ, and RSVP 802.1a/b/g WLAN If VoIP has your attention, like so many others, then Switching to VoIP will help you build your own system, install it, and begin making calls. It's the only thing left between you and a modern telecom network.
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