Cisco Multiserve Switching Networks

Cisco Multiserve Switching Networks

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Service providers and enterprise customers are faced with the need to deliver different services over a common infrastructure so that they don't interfere among each other. This can be achieved through the use of Multiservice Switching Networks. Cisco Multiservice Switching Networks sheds light on the general architecture of MSS and presents the cases of MPLS, PNNI and both protocols running independently in MSS networks. This aids design, deployment and troubleshooting of networks that use BPX/IGX/MGX families of MS Switches. Cisco Multiservice Switching Networks covers the architecture of multiservice switches in which one or more controllers are attached to the 'controlled switch' acting like 'ships in the night'. Specific details about MPLS and PNNI implementations are discussed, finishing with a complete MSS case study.show more

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  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 194.6 x 238.8 x 34.3mm | 984.3g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587050684
  • 9781587050688

About Carlos Pignataro

Carlos Pignataro, CCIE(r) certified No. 4619, is a senior engineer in the Escalation Team for Cisco Systems, Inc., responsible for handling difficult and complex escalations, working on critical or stalled defects, as well as providing input on and testing new products and developments and helping improve their reliability, avail-ability, and serviceability. Carlos has a BS and MS in electronic engineering and is an active speaker at Networkers conventions.Ross Kazemi, CCIE(r) certified No. 2742, is a senior engineer in the System Test Team for Cisco Systems, Inc., responsible for developing and executing test cases that simulate QoS usage in a large SP MPLS/VPN network. Prior to this job, he worked as an escalation engineer dealing with networks that used MPLS over Cisco ATM switches, and as a consultant engineer for the Cisco LECs. He teaches internal Cisco classes to Cisco support engineers and has a BS in electrical engineering.Bil Dry, CCIE(r) certified No. 4191, manages one of the Cisco Advanced Services teams that offers design consulting, escalation support, and best practice recommendations to service provider packet telephony customers. His work in wide area IP and ATM networks helped him achieve double CCIE status in Routing and Switching and WAN Switching. Bil has a BS in electrical engineering and speaks on "Troubleshooting WAN Protocols" at Networkers conventions.show more

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary.) 1. What Are Multiservice Switching Networks? Ships in the Night. Separating the Control and Switching Planes. Partitioning, Virtual Switches, and Multiple Control Planes. Advantages of the Architecture. Completing the Picture. Multiservice Switching Forum. 2. SCI: Virtual Switch Interface. VSI Functions. VSI Master and VSI Slaves. VSI Messages. End-to-End Connections. Controller Location Options. Hard, Soft, and Dynamic Resource Partitioning. Traffic Service Types, Categories, and Groups. Enhanced VSI Protocol Capabilities. 3. Implementations and Platforms. MPLS Implementations. PNNI Implementations. Other Implementations. Multiple Controllers. VSI Slave Implementations. 4. Introduction to Multiprotocol Label Switching. MPLS Background. MPLS Overview. How Label Switching Works. ATM MPLS Network Components. Label Distribution Protocol (LDP): Overview. Quality of Service and Multi-vc. VC-Merge-Capable ATM-LSRs. IP Virtual Private Network Services. 5. MPLS Design in MSS. Designing and Dimensioning ATM MPLS Points of Presence. Label Virtual Circuit (LVC) Resources. IP Routing Protocols. ATM MPLS Convergence. LSC Redundancy Options. 6. MPLS Implementation and Configuration. MPLS Configuration in MSS. Generic Configuration Model. BPX-8600- and MGX-8250-Based PoP. IGX-8400-Based PoP. Interconnecting the Two PoPs. MGX-8850-Based PoP. Connecting the MGX-Based PoP with the BPX-Based PoP. More show Commands. Summary of MPLS Configuration Commands. Adding an AutoRoute Control Plane. A Note on LC-ATM Interfaces. Connecting MGX-8230 and MGX-8250 eLSRs. MPLS Troubleshooting. 7. Practical Applications of MPLS. Basic MPLS VPN Configuration. Quality of Service Configuration. 8. PNNI Explained. ATM End-System Addressing. ATM Call Signaling. PNNI Overview. Setting up Connections in the PNNI Routing Domain. Building a Network Road Map. The Use of IISP and AINI in a PNNI Network. 9. PNNI Network Design Goals. Peer Group Design Considerations. Address Planning. Address Summarization and Suppression. Scope. Multi Peer Group Considerations. MSS Node Types and Limitations in a PNNI Network. PNNI POP Design and Scaling. Redundancy. Core Bandwidth Concerns. PNNI Migration. 10. PNNI Implementation and Provision. PNNI Configuration in MSS. Generic Configuration Model. BPX-8600 and SES-Based PNNI Node. MGX-8850-Based PNNI Node. PNNI Neighbor Verification. MGX-8950-Based PNNI Node. PNNI Network Verification. Cisco IOS Software-Based PNNI Node. A Note on Feeder Shelves. Configuring NCDP. Attaching Customer Premises Equipment. Summary of PNNI Configuration Commands. Notes on SPVCs. Configuring Filters. 11. Advanced PNNI Configuration. Hierarchical PNNI Configuration. IISP. Traffic Engineering. Connection Admission Control and Oversubscription. 12. Virtual Switch Review. CVSA. Whats Next? Appendix A. Service Traffic Groups, Types, and Cateshow more

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