Advanced MPLS Design and Implementation

Advanced MPLS Design and Implementation

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An in-depth guide to understanding advanced MPLS implementation, including packet-based VPNs, ATM-based VPNs, traffic engineering, and quality of serviceAdvanced MPLS Design and Implementation enables you to: Understand MPLS through a detailed analysis of MPLS architecture and operation Design and implement packet-based MPLS Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) using label switching routers (LSRs) Design and implement ATM-based MPLS VPNs using WAN-switched ATM LSRs Implement MPLS traffic engineering on your core network and optimize traffic flows dynamically Implement MPLS QoS and provide hard service guarantees with multiple classes of service Acquire practical design and implementation knowledge of real-world MPLS VPNs, TE, and QoS through case studies and configuration examplesMultiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a highly scalable, high-performance forwarding technology that has multiple applications in the service provider and enterprise environment. This book is intended for internetwork engineers and administrators who are responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting service provider or enterprise MPLS backbone networks. It contains a broad range of technical details on MPLS and its associated protocols, packet-based MPLS, ATM-based MPLS, MPLS traffic engineering, MPLS QoS, MPLS design, and advanced MPLS architectures.This book contains MPLS theory, design, configuration, and various case studies. Use this book as a reference and guide for designing, implementing, and supporting an MPLS network. Even if you're not using Cisco(r) equipment, this book can increase your awareness and understanding of MPLS technology as well as provide you with detailed design concepts and rules for building scalable MPLS networks.Advanced MPLS Design and Implementation is your guide to understanding, designing, and implementing MPLS VPNs, WAN-switched MPLS VPNs, MPLS traffic engineering, and MPLS QoS.
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  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 196.3 x 240.8 x 38.1mm | 716.68g
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 158705020X
  • 9781587050206

Table of contents

1. Introduction to MPLS. A New Forwarding Paradigm. What Is MPLS?2. WAN Technologies and MPLS. Inside the Cloud. Layer 3 Routing. Label Switching. Integration of IP and ATM. Challenges Faced by Service Providers.3. MPLS Architecture. MPLS Operation. MPLS Node Architecture. MPLS Elements. Loop Survival, Detection, and Prevention in MPLS.4. Virtual Private Networks. Overview of VPNs. Connection-Oriented VPNs. Connectionless VPNs. Comparison of VPN Technologies. Advantages of MPLS VPNs.5. Packet-Based MPLS VPNs. MPLS VPN Operation. Verifying VPN Operation. Case Study of an MPLS VPN Design and Implementation. BGP Route Reflectors. Inter-Autonomous System MPLS VPNs. Carrier-over-Carrier MPLS VPNs. Internet Access over MPLS VPNs. MPLS Redundancy Using HSRP. Trace Route Enhancements. MPLS VPN Management Using the Cisco VPN Solutions Center.6. ATM-Based MPLS VPNs. Introduction to ATM-Based MPLS VPNs. MPLS and Tag Switching Terminology. Packet-Based MPLS over ATM. ATM-Based MPLS. Cell Interleaving. VC Merge. Label Virtual Circuits. Label Switch Controllers. Virtual Switch Interface. IP+ATM. Packet-Based MPLS over ATM VPNs. Case Study of a Packet-Based MPLS over ATM VPN. ATM-Based MPLS VPNs. Case Study of an ATM-Based MPLS VPN.7. MPLS Traffic Engineering. The Need for Traffic Engineering on the Internet. Unequal-Cost Load Balancing via Metric Manipulation. Advantages of MPLS Traffic Engineering. MPLS Traffic Engineering Elements. MPLS Traffic Engineering Configuration. Configuration Case Study of an MPLS Traffic-Engineered Network (IS-IS). Configuration Case Study of an MPLS Traffic-Engineered Network (OSPF).8. MPLS Quality of Service. Quality of Service. Integrated Services. IP Precedence. Differentiated Services. Modular QoS CLI. MPLS Implementation of DiffServ. MPLS VPN Support of QoS. MPLS QoS Implementation. Configuring QoS for MPLS VPNs. MPLS QoS Case Study.9. MPLS Design and Migration. MPLS VPN Design and Topologies. Migrating MPLS into an ATM Network. ATM MPLS Design Criteria. Designing MPLS Networks. Additional MPLS Design Considerations.10. Advanced MPLS Architectures. Optical Networking. Optical Transport Network Elements. Multiprotocol Lambda Switching. Optical UNI. Unified Control Plane.Appendix A: MPLS Command Reference. Appendix B: MPLS Equipment Design Specifications. Appendix C: MPLS Glossary. Appendix D: References.
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About Vivek Alwayn

Vivek Alwayn, CCIE(r) No. 2995, is the chief technology officer of BNETSYS, Inc. (, an internetworking company focused on service provider MPLS. He has over 14 years of experience with data communications technologies and protocols. He has designed and implemented numerous large-scale WAN-switched, LAN-switched, and routed networks for service provider and enterprise customers worldwide. Recently, he participated in the architecture and led the implementation of AT&T's MPLS backbone network in South America. This is one of the first successful implementations of BPX WAN switches and LSRs in a production MPLS environment. He holds a B.S. in electronics engineering and is working on his master's degree in telecommunications. Mr. Alwayn is also an active member of the IEEE and IETF. He can be reached at
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