Deploying Cisco Wide Area Application Services

Deploying Cisco Wide Area Application Services

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Design and deploy Cisco WAN optimization and application acceleration solutions for the enterprise WAN Today, IT organizations are increasingly squeezed by competing demands. They must support more distributed users who demand greater availability and performance. They must protect their digital assets with far more robust security. And they must do it all while gaining far greater control over cost. Distributing IT resources increases management, hardware, and software overhead, but centralizing IT can worsen application performance. There is a solution to this quandary: Cisco application acceleration and WAN optimization technologies that permit IT to safely centralize distributed IT resources, meeting user performance expectations without replacing existing network infrastructure. Deploying Cisco Wide Area Application Services is the first comprehensive guide to designing and deploying solutions with these Cisco technologies. Zach Seils and Joel Christner show how to deploy Cisco WAAS in a scalable, transparent, and seamless fashion that responds to both your business and technical challenges. Writing for network design and implementation engineers and other networking professionals, they cover the entire planning and configuration process. Drawing on their extensive experience implementing WAAS in the enterprise, they also offer real-world implementation examples and case studies-including full chapters on network, branch office, and data center integration. Zach Seils, CCIE No. 7861, is a technical leader in the Cisco Advanced Services Data Center Networking Practice, where he specializes in designing, deploying, and troubleshooting application acceleration solutions for the largest Cisco enterprise and service provider customers. Joel Christner, CCIE No. 15311, is director of product management for Reconnex Corporation, the industry leader in data loss prevention (DLP) solutions. Prior to Reconnex, Joel was senior manager of technical marketing for the Application Delivery Business Unit (ADBU) at Cisco, where he helped drive the product and technical strategy for Cisco Wide Area Application Services. Christner is coauthor of Application Acceleration and WAN Optimization Fundamentals. Centrally provision applications to employees in any location without compromising performance Reduce costs by centralizing servers, storage, and applications by leveraging optimization capabilities that integrate cleanly with your existing infrastructure Thoroughly understand Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) and Wide Area Application Engine (WAE) and the business benefits provided by them- - Perform effective WAAS planning, discovery, and analysis - - Use WAAS and interception mechanisms such as WCCP or inline to transparently optimize flows traversing your network for end users accessing centrally deployed and centrally managed applications, files, and other information- - Integrate application acceleration and optimization into data centers, branch offices, and other environments- - Learn how to use the Cisco WAAS Central Manager, WAE device GUI, and command-line interface to configure, manage, and troubleshoot 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.show more

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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 185.42 x 238.76 x 27.94mm | 816.46g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587054949
  • 9781587054945
  • 2,434,299

About Zach Seils

Zach Seils, CCIE No. 7861, is a technical leader in the Cisco Advanced Services Data Center Networking Practice. Zach's focus is the design, deployment, and troubleshooting of data center and branch application services solutions for Cisco largest enterprise and service provider customers. Zach is frequently engaged with partners and internal Cisco engineers worldwide to advise on the design, implementation, and troubleshooting of Cisco WAAS. In addition to working closely with partners and customers, Zach collaborates with various Cisco business units on product enhancements, testing, and application services architectures. Prior to joining Cisco, Zach spent six years in various senior technical roles at a managed service provider.Joel Christner, CCIE No. 15311, is the director of product management for Reconnex Corporation, the industry leader in data loss prevention (DLP) solutions. At Reconnex, Joel drives the product strategy and direction for a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for protecting corporate sensitive information and ensuring compliance with industry and government regulation. Prior to joining Reconnex, Joel was the senior manager of technical marketing for the Application Delivery Business Unit (ADBU) at Cisco. Joel led the technical marketing engineering team and helped drive product strategy as a lead contributor to the product management organization. Along with product strategy, Joel and his team were responsible for global sales enablement, including technical whitepapers, product presentations, transfer of information, and competitive leadership. Joel is co-author of the bookApplication Acceleration and WAN Optimization Fundamentals (Cisco Press), which outlines architecture and relevance for WAN optimization and application acceleration technologiesin today's dynamic I/T organizations. Joel was previously a senior technical marketing engineer within ADBU, and was also part of the data center and storage networking advanced technology team within Cisco prior to joining ADBU. Joel's background and experience includes information security, content, data center networking and security, storage networking, and application networking services. Joel is presently an MS Computer Science student at Columbia University in New York, NY, and holds a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology. Joel is co-author of Application Acceleration and WAN Optimization Fundamentals (Cisco Press), which outlines architecture and relevance for WAN optimization and application acceleration technologies in today's dynamic IT organizations.show more

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Design and deploy Cisco WAN optimization and application acceleration solutions for the enterprise WAN Today, IT organizations are increasingly squeezed by competing demands. They must support more distributed users who demand greater availability and performance. They must protect their digital assets with far more robust security. And they must do it all while gaining far greater control over cost. Distributing IT resources increases management, hardware, and software overhead, but centralizing IT can worsen application performance. There is a solution to this quandary: Cisco application acceleration and WAN optimization technologies that permit IT to safely centralize distributed IT resources, meeting user performance expectations without replacing existing network infrastructure. "Deploying Cisco Wide Area Application Services" is the first comprehensive guide to designing and deploying solutions with these Cisco technologies. Zach Seils and Joel Christner show how to deploy Cisco WAAS in a scalable, transparent, and seamless fashion that responds to both your business and technical challenges. Writing for network design and implementation engineers and other networking professionals, they cover the entire planning and configuration process. Drawing on their extensive experience implementing WAAS in the enterprise, they also offer real-world implementation examples and case studies-including full chapters on network, branch office, and data center integration. Zach Seils, CCIE No. 7861, is a technical leader in the Cisco Advanced Services Data Center Networking Practice, where he specializes in designing, deploying, and troubleshooting application acceleration solutions for the largest Cisco enterprise and service provider customers. Joel Christner, CCIE No. 15311, is director of product management for Reconnex Corporation, the industry leader in data loss prevention (DLP) solutions. Prior to Reconnex, Joel was senior manager of technical marketing for the Application Delivery Business Unit (ADBU) at Cisco, where he helped drive the product and technical strategy for Cisco Wide Area Application Services. Christner is coauthor of Application Acceleration and WAN Optimization Fundamentals. Centrally provision applications to employees in any location without compromising performance Reduce costs by centralizing servers, storage, and applications by leveraging optimization capabilities that integrate cleanly with your existing infrastructure Thoroughly understand Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) and Wide Area Application Engine (WAE) and the business benefits provided by them - - Perform effective WAAS planning, discovery, and analysis - - Use WAAS and interception mechanisms such as WCCP or inline to transparently optimize flows traversing your network for end users accessing centrally deployed and centrally managed applications, files, and other information - - Integrate application acceleration and optimization into data centers, branch offices, and other environments - - Learn how to use the Cisco WAAS Central Manager, WAE device GUI, and command-line interface to configure, manage, and troubleshoot 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.show more

Table of contents

Foreword xviIntroduction xvii Chapter 1 Introduction to Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) 3 Understanding Application Performance Barriers 3 Layer 4 Through Layer 7 4 Network Infrastructure 8 Introduction to Cisco WAAS 15 WAN Optimization 17 Application Acceleration 23 Other Features 29Summary 31 Chapter 2 Cisco Wide Area Application Engine (WAE) Family 33 Cisco WAE Product Architecture 33 Disk Encryption 34 Central Management Subsystem 35 Interface Manager 35 Reporting Facilities 35 Network Interception and Bypass Manager 36 Application Traffic Policy Engine 36 Hardware Family 38 Router-Integrated Network Modules 38 Appliances 40 Licensing 42 Performance and Scalability Metrics 42 Device Memory 43 Disk Capacity 44 Number of Optimized TCP Connections 46 WAN Bandwidth and LAN Throughput 46 Number of Peers and Fan-Out 47 Number of Devices Managed 48 Summary 49 Chapter 3 Planning, Discovery, and Analysis 51 Planning Overview 51 Planning Overview Checklist 52Requ irements Collection and Analysis 52 Site Information 54 Site Types 54 User Population 55 Physical Environment 55 Site Information Checklist 56 Network Infrastructure 56 WAN Topology 56 Remote Office Topology 59 Data Center Topology 60 Traffic Flows 62 Network Infrastructure Checklist 64 Application Characteristics 64 Application Requirements Checklist 65 File Services Requirements 65 Advanced Features 66 File Services Utilization 66 File Services Requirements Checklist 67 Platform Requirements 67 Platform Requirements Checklist 67 Scalability Requirements 67 Scalability Requirements Checklist 67 Availability Requirements 68 Availability Checklist 68 Management Requirements 68 SNMP Trap/Inform Routing 69 SNMP Community Strings 69 Syslog Servers 70 Management Requirements Checklist 70 Security Requirements 70 Security Requirements Checklist 72 Summary 73 Chapter 4 Network Integration and Interception 75 Interface Connectivity 75 Link Aggregation Using EtherChannel 78 Using the Standby Interface Feature 82 Interception Techniques and Protocols 86 Web Cache Communication Protocol 86 Policy-Based Routing 103 Inline Interception 105 Content Switching 109 Application Control Engine 109 Egress Methods for Intercepted Connections 111 Network Integration Best Practices 114 Summary 115 Chapter 5 Branch Office Network Integration 117 In-Path Deployment 117 Nonredundant Branch Office 118 Redundant Branch Office 122 Serial Clustering 125 Off-Path Deployment 127 Small to Medium-Sized Nonredundant Branch Office 127 Large Nonredundant Branch Office 134 Off-Path Redundant Topology 141 Policy-Based Routing Interception 158 Cisco IOS Firewall Integration 161 Summary 163 Chapter 6 Data Center Network Integration 165 Data Center Placement 165 Deployment Solutions 174 WCCP 175 Content Switching 186 Scaling Transparent Interception 192 WCCP Scalability 192 Application Control Engine Scalability 198 Firewall Integration 199 Summary 205 Chapter 7 System and Device Management 207 System and Device Management Overview 207 Initial Setup Script and Device Setup 208 Command-Line Interface 212 Central Manager Overview 213 Centralized Management System Service 216 Device Registration and Groups 219 Device Activation 220 Device Groups 222 Provisioned Management 224 Role-Based Access Control 224 Integration with Centralized Authentication 227 Device Configuration, Monitoring, and Management 229 Device Homepage 229 Status and Health Monitoring 232 Software Upgrade and Downgrade 235 Reporting and Logging 239 Backup and Restore of Central Manager 241 Summary 244 Chapter 8 Configuring WAN Optimization 247 Cisco WAAS WAN Optimization Capabilities 247 Transport Flow Optimization 247 Data Redundancy Elimination 249 Persistent LZ Compression 251 Automatic Discovery 251 Enabling and Disabling Features 253 TFO Blacklist Operation 255 Tuning TFO Buffers 257 Application Traffic Policy 261 Application Groups 262 Traffic Classifiers 264 Policy Maps 266 Negotiating Policies 269 EndPoint Mapper Classification 270 Reporting 274 Automatic Discovery Statistics 274 Connection Statistics and Details 276 WAN Optimization Statistics 279 Summary 283 Chapter 9 Configuring Application Acceleration 285 Application Acceleration Overview 285 Core Services 287 Edge Services 288 Connectivity Directives 289 Interaction with WAN Optimization 289 Configuring CIFS Acceleration 291 Configuring Core Services 291Configuring Edge Services 294 Configuring Connectivity Directives 297 Examining CIFS Acceleration Traffic Policies 300 Verifying CIFS Acceleration 301 CIFS Preposition 304 CIFS Preposition Architecture 304 Configuring CIFS Preposition 306 Examining Preposition Statistics 311 Disconnected Mode of Operation 313 Domain Integration 314 Configuring Disconnected Mode of Operation 320 Summary 322 Chapter 10 Case Studies 325 Common Requirements 325 Existing WAN Topology 325 Remote Site Profile A 327 Profile A Site Requirements 327 Site Network Topology 327 WAE Placement and Interception 328 WAE Configuration Details 329 WAN Router Configuration Details 330 LAN Switch Configuration Details 331 Remote Site Profile B 333 Profile B Site Requirements 333 Site Network Topology 333 WAE Placement and Interception 334 WAE Configuration Details 334 WAN Router Configuration Details 336 Remote Site Profile C 337 Profile C Site Requirements 338 Site Network Topology 338 WAE Placement and Interception 338 WAE Configuration Details 340 WAN Router 1 Configuration Details 341 WAN Router 2 Configuration Details 343 Data Center Profile 345 Data Center Site Requirements 345 Site Network Topology 345 WAE Placement and Interception 346 WAE Configuration Details 348 Data Center Switch 1 Configuration Details 349 Data Center Switch 2 Configuration Details 352 Application Traffic Policy 355 Summary 357show more

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