Cisco Multiservice Switching Networks

Cisco Multiservice Switching Networks

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A practical guide to understanding multiservice switching architecture and designing and deploying its MPLS and PNNI implementations using Cisco IOS(r) and Cisco's BPX(r), IGX(tm), and MGX(tm) product linesCisco Multiservice Switching Networks offers indispensable information on how to:Maintain IP QoS across a cell-based MPLS network and deploy MPLS VPNs Partition the multiservice switching network between MPLS and PNNI domains and plan for expansion Build redundancy into the multiservice switching network and minimize single points of failure Understand the VSI protocol and how to troubleshoot problems associated with it Effectively utilize IISP and AINI routing in a PNNI network Understand and deploy SVC signaling and hierarchical PNNI and plan ATM addressing Dimension and size Points of Presence and understand scaling and oversubscription Understand "ships in the night" and deploy multiple controllersService providers and large enterprise customers are faced with the objective of delivering different services over a common infrastructure so that they don't interfere with one another. Multiservice switching networks achieve this goal.Cisco Multiservice Switching Networks sheds light on the general architecture of multiservice switches and presents case studies on MPLS and PNNI as well as both protocols running simultaneously. This will aid engineers who design, deploy, and troubleshoot networks that use the BPX(r)/IGX(tm)/MGX(tm) families of multiservice switches.Cisco Multiservice Switching Networks is designed to be flexible and allow you to easily move between chapters and sections of chapters to cover just the material that you need. Divided into three modules, the first, comprising Chapters 1 through 3, introduces the architectural framework and delves into the Virtual Switch Interface details and realizations, describing the controller-controlled switch and QoS architecture, resource partitioning, and the different master and slave models. The second module, comprising Chapters 4 through 7, details MPLS architecture, configuration, and design in multiservice switches including LDP, VC Merge, QoS, and VPNs. The third module comprises Chapters 8 through 11 and discusses PNNI and ATM Forum signaling and routing technologies in multiservice switches, including theory, implementation, configuration, and design. Chapter 12 presents some general conclusions for the whole book.
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Product details

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

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 Categories. Service Groups. Service Types. Service Categories.
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About Bil Dry

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.
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