Troubleshooting BGP

Author: Vinit Jain
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9780134436586
Release Date: 2016-12-23
Genre: Computers

The definitive guide to troubleshooting today’s complex BGP networks This is today’s best single source for the techniques you need to troubleshoot BGP issues in modern Cisco IOS, IOS XR, and NxOS environments. BGP has expanded from being an Internet routing protocol and provides a scalable control plane for a variety of technologies, including MPLS VPNs and VXLAN. Bringing together content previously spread across multiple sources, Troubleshooting BGP describes BGP functions in today’s blended service provider and enterprise environments. Two expert authors emphasize the BGP-related issues you’re most likely to encounter in real-world deployments, including problems that have caused massive network outages. They fully address convergence and scalability, as well as common concerns such as BGP slow peer, RT constraint filtering, and missing BGP routes. For each issue, key concepts are presented, along with basic configuration, detailed troubleshooting methods, and clear illustrations. Wherever appropriate, OS-specific behaviors are described and analyzed. Troubleshooting BGP is an indispensable technical resource for all consultants, system/support engineers, and operations professionals working with BGP in even the largest, most complex environments. · Quickly review the BGP protocol, configuration, and commonly used features · Master generic troubleshooting methodologies that are relevant to BGP networks · Troubleshoot BGP peering issues, flapping peers, and dynamic BGP peering · Resolve issues related to BGP route installation, path selection, or route policies · Avoid and fix convergence problems · Address platform issues such as high CPU or memory usage · Scale BGP using route reflectors, diverse paths, and other advanced features · Solve problems with BGP edge architectures, multihoming, and load balancing · Secure BGP inter-domain routing with RPKI · Mitigate DDoS attacks with RTBH and BGP Flowspec · Understand common BGP problems with MPLS Layer 3 or Layer 2 VPN services · Troubleshoot IPv6 BGP for service providers, including 6PE and 6VPE · Overcome problems with VXLAN BGP EVPN data center deployments · Fully leverage BGP High Availability features, including GR, NSR, and BFD · Use new BGP enhancements for link-state distribution or tunnel setup 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.

BGP Design and Implementation

Author: Randy Zhang
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9781587058639
Release Date: 2003-12-12
Genre: Computers

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Learn practical guidelines for designing and deploying a scalable BGP routing architecture Up-to-date coverage of BGP features like performance tuning, multiprotocol BGP, MPLS VPN, and multicast BGP In-depth coverage of advanced BGP topics to help design a complex BGP routing architecture Practical design tips that have been proven in the field Extensive configuration examples and case studies BGP Design and Implementation focuses on real-world problems and provides not only design solutions, but also the background on why they are appropriate and a practical overview of how they apply into a top-down design. The BGP protocol is being used in both service provider and enterprise networks. The design goals of these two groups are different, leading to different architectures being used in each environment. The title breaks out the separate goals, and resulting solutions for each group to assist the reader in further understanding different solution strategies. This book starts by identifying key features and functionality in BGP. It then delves into the topics of performance tuning, routing policy development, and architectural scalability. It progresses by examining the challenges for both the service provider and enterprise customers, and provides practical guidelines and a design framework for each. BGP Design and Implementation finishes up by closely looking at the more recent extensions to BGP through Multi-Protocol BGP for MPLS-VPN, IP Multicast, IPv6, and CLNS. Each chapter is generally organized into the following sections: Introduction, Design and Implementation Guidelines, Case Studies, and Summary.

Building Data Centers with VXLAN BGP EVPN

Author: David Jansen
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9780134514925
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Computers

The complete guide to building and managing next-generation data center network fabrics with VXLAN and BGP EVPN This is the only comprehensive guide and deployment reference for building flexible data center network fabrics with VXLAN and BGP EVPN technologies. Writing for experienced network professionals, three leading Cisco experts address everything from standards and protocols to functions, configurations, and operations. The authors first explain why and how data center fabrics are evolving, and introduce Cisco’s fabric journey. Next, they review key switch roles, essential data center network fabric terminology, and core concepts such as network attributes, control plane details, and the associated data plane encapsulation. Building on this foundation, they provide a deep dive into fabric semantics, efficient creation and addressing of the underlay, multi-tenancy, control and data plane interaction, forwarding flows, external interconnectivity, and service appliance deployments. You’ll find detailed tutorials, descriptions, and packet flows that can easily be adapted to accommodate customized deployments. This guide concludes with a full section on fabric management, introducing multiple opportunities to simplify, automate, and orchestrate data center network fabrics. Learn how changing data center requirements have driven the evolution to overlays, evolved control planes, and VXLAN BGP EVPN spine-leaf fabrics Discover why VXLAN BGP EVPN fabrics are so scalable, resilient, and elastic Implement enhanced unicast and multicast forwarding of tenant traffic over the VXLAN BGP EVPN fabric Build fabric underlays to efficiently transport uni- and multi-destination traffic Connect the fabric externally via Layer 3 (VRF-Lite, LISP, MPLS L3VPN) and Layer 2 (VPC) Choose your most appropriate Multi-POD, multifabric, and Data Center Interconnect (DCI) options Integrate Layer 4-7 services into the fabric, including load balancers and firewalls Manage fabrics with POAP-based day-0 provisioning, incremental day 0.5 configuration, overlay day-1 configuration, or day-2 operations

A Practical Guide to Advanced Networking

Author: Jeffrey S. Beasley
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780133354003
Release Date: 2012-11-05
Genre: Computers

A Practical Guide to Advanced Networking, Third Edition takes a pragmatic, hands-on approach to teaching advanced modern networking concepts from the network administrator’s point of view. Thoroughly updated for the latest networking technologies and applications, the book guides you through designing, configuring, and managing campus networks, connecting networks to the Internet, and using the latest networking technologies. The authors first show how to solve key network design challenges, including data flow, selection of network media, IP allocation, subnetting, and configuration of both VLANs and Layer 3 routed networks. Next, they illuminate advanced routing techniques using RIP/RIPv2, OSPF, IS-IS, EIGRP, and other protocols, and show how to address common requirements such as static routing and route redistribution. You’ll find thorough coverage of configuring IP-based network infrastructure, and using powerful WireShark and NetFlow tools to analyze and troubleshoot traffic. A full chapter on security introduces best practices for preventing DoS attacks, configuring access lists, and protecting routers, switches, VPNs, and wireless networks. This book’s coverage also includes IPv6, Linux-based networking, Juniper routers, BGP Internet routing, and Voice over IP (VoIP). Every topic is introduced in clear, easy-to-understand language; key ideas are reinforced with working examples, and hands-on exercises based on powerful network simulation software. Key Pedagogical Features NET-CHALLENGE SIMULATION SOFTWARE provides hands-on experience with advanced router and switch commands, interface configuration, and protocols–now including RIPv2 and IS-IS WIRESHARK NETWORK PROTOCOL ANALYZER TECHNIQUES and EXAMPLES of advanced data traffic analysis throughout PROVEN TOOLS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE LEARNING, including chapter outlines and summaries WORKING EXAMPLES IN EVERY CHAPTER to reinforce key concepts and promote mastery KEY TERMS DEFINITIONS, LISTINGS, and EXTENSIVE GLOSSARY to help you master the language of networking QUESTIONS, PROBLEMS, and CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS to help you deepen your understanding CD-ROM includes Net-Challenge Simulation Software and the Wireshark Network Protocol Analyzer Software examples.

Practical BGP

Author: Russ White
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321127005
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Computers

PRACTICAL BGP""I would recommend this book to network engineers, Internet service providers, network software developers, and IT staff who need to deal with network planning and routing."""-Enke Chen, Redback Networks"Hands-on guidance for deploying and optimizing BGP networks-enterprise and ISPNow there's a practical guide to deploying and managing BGPv4 in "any "environment-from small enterprises to the largest Tier 2 and Tier 3 service providers. A team of the world's leading BGP experts brings together powerful insights into network design, configuration, and deployment with the latest version of BGP-including hands-on guidance for leveraging its key enhancements. Coverage includes- Best practices and diverse real-world scenarios for applying BGPv4- Understanding the impact of BGP design on local networks and the global Internet backbone- Building effective BGP policies: aggregation, propagation, accounting, and more- Maximizing scalability and performance in BGPv4 networks- BGP and network security, including Secure Origin BGP- Deploying BGP/MPLS Layer 3 VPNs- "Extensive troubleshooting guidance unavailable in any other book"If you're a network engineer or administrator looking to drive maximum reliability and performance from BGP-based networks, "Practical BGP "will help you get the job done-from start to finish.RUSS WHITE is a Network Protocols Deployment Engineer in Cisco Systems Routing DNA Team specializing in routing protocols. A widely recognized expert in networking, he co-chairs the IETF Routing Protocols Security working group, and co-authored Advanced IP Network Design, IS--IS for IP Networks, and Inside Cisco IOS Software Architecture.DANNY McPHERSON is a member of the Architecture Team at Arbor Networks. He has held technical leadership positions with several global ISPs, is active within the IETF, and is an acknowledged expert in Internet architecture and security. He co-authored Internet Routing Architectures, Second Edition.SRIHARI SANGLI, Senior Manager for MPLS and routing development at Procket Networks, was formerly Senior Technical Leader in Cisco's IOS Routing Protocols group. He, along with others at Cisco, coded the industry-first implementation of BGP/MPLS based Layer-3 VPN.

Cisco Intelligent WAN IWAN

Author: Brad Edgeworth
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9780134423739
Release Date: 2016-11-04
Genre: Computers

The complete guide to Cisco® IWAN: features, benefits, planning, and deployment Using Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN), businesses can deliver an uncompromised experience, security, and reliability to branch offices over any connection. Cisco IWAN simplifies WAN design, improves network responsiveness, and accelerates deployment of new services. Now, there’s an authoritative single-source guide to Cisco IWAN: all you need to understand it, design it, and deploy it for maximum value. In Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN), leading Cisco experts cover all key IWAN technologies and components, addressing issues ranging from visibility and provisioning to troubleshooting and optimization. They offer extensive practical guidance on migrating to IWAN from your existing WAN infrastructure. This guide will be indispensable for all experienced network professionals who support WANs, are deploying Cisco IWAN solutions, or use related technologies such as DMVPN or PfR. Deploy Hybrid WAN connectivity to increase WAN capacity and improve application performance Overlay DMVPN on WAN transport to simplify operations, gain transport independence, and improve VPN scalability Secure DMVPN tunnels and IWAN routers Use Application Recognition to support QoS, Performance Routing (PfR), and application visibility Improve application delivery and WAN efficiency via PfR Monitor hub, transit, and branch sites, traffic classes, and channels Add application-level visibility and per-application monitoring to IWAN routers Overcome latency and bandwidth inefficiencies that limit application performance Use Cisco WAAS to customize each location’s optimizations, application accelerations, and virtualization Smoothly integrate Cisco WAAS into branch office network infrastructure Ensure appropriate WAN application responsiveness and experience Improve SaaS application performance with Direct Internet Access (DIA) Perform pre-migration tasks, and prepare your current WAN for IWAN Migrate current point-to-point and multipoint technologies to IWAN

Cisco IOS XR Fundamentals

Author: Mobeen Tahir
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 1587140071
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Computers

Cisco IOS XR Fundamentals is a systematic, authoritative guide to configuring routers with Cisco IOS® XR, the next-generation flagship Cisco® Internet operating system. In this book, a team of Cisco experts brings together quick, authoritative, and example-rich reference information for all the commands most frequently used to configure and troubleshoot Cisco IOS XR-based routers in both service provider and enterprise environments. The authors walk you through the details of the Cisco IOS XR architecture and explain commands in the new Cisco IOS XR CLI wherever required. They present concise explanations of service provider requirements and internetwork theory, backed by proven sample configurations for IOS XR services, MPLS, multicast, system management, system security, routing, and interfaces. Cisco IOS XR Fundamentals is an indispensable resource for designing, implementing, troubleshooting, administering, or selling networks containing Cisco IOS XR–supported routers. This is the only Cisco IOS XR book that: Clearly explains how Cisco IOS XR meets the emerging requirements of both current and future networks Gives network professionals extensive information for simplifying migration and taking full advantage of Cisco IOS XR’s new power Presents detailed, tested configuration examples that network professionals can apply in their own networks Walks through using new Cisco IOS XR features and the In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) process to minimize downtime and cost Use Cisco IOS XR to deliver superior scalability, availability, security, and service flexibility Understand the Cisco IOS XR distributed, modular architecture Design, implement, and troubleshoot networks containing Cisco IOS XR–supported routers Configure Cisco IOS XR routing, including RIP, IS-IS, OSPF, and EIGRP Learn BGP implementation details specific to Cisco IOS XR and using RPL to influence policies Manage IP addresses and Cisco IOS XR services Secure Cisco IOS XR using standard and extended ACLs, prefix lists, and uRPF Master all facets of MPLS configuration, including LDP, L3VPN, and TE Configure PIM, IGMP, and static RP multicast Optimize networks using advanced Cisco IOS XR features, including secure domain routers Learn building blocks of Multishelf, and understand configurations and migration techniques This book is part of the Cisco Press® Fundamentals Series. Books in this series introduce networking professionals to new networking technologies, covering network topologies, sample deployment concepts, protocols, and management techniques.

IP Routing on Cisco IOS IOS XE and IOS XR

Author: Brad Edgeworth
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9780133846768
Release Date: 2014-12-19
Genre: Computers

An Essential Guide to Understanding and Implementing IP Routing Protocols Cisco’s authoritative single-source guide to IP routing protocols for enterprise and service provider environments Service providers and large enterprises are converging on a common IP infrastructure that supports rapid deployment of high-value services. Demand is soaring for highly skilled IP network engineers who can implement and run these infrastructures. Now, one source combines reliable knowledge about contemporary IP routing protocols and expert hands-on guidance for using them with Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR operating systems. After concisely reviewing the basics, three Cisco experts fully explain static routing, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP routing protocols. Next, they introduce advanced routing with policies and redistribution, sophisticated BGP-based traffic engineering, and multicast. They present comprehensive coverage of IPv6, from its multicast implementation to its completely revamped address structure. Finally, they discuss advanced high availability techniques, including fast routing convergence. IP Routing on Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR presents each protocol conceptually, with intuitive illustrations, realistic configurations, and appropriate output. To help IOS users master IOS XE and IOS XR, differences in operating systems are explicitly identified, and side-by-side feature command references are presented. All content fully aligns with [email protected], providing efficient self-study for multiple Cisco Career Certifications, including CCNA®/CCNP®/CCIE® Service Provider, CCIE Routing & Switching, Cisco IOS XR Specialist Certification, and the routing components of several additional Cisco Certifications. Brad Edgeworth, CCIE No. 31574 (R&S & SP) has been with Cisco since 2011 as Systems Engineer and Technical Leader. Formerly a network architect and consultant for various Fortune® 500 companies, his 18 years of IT experience includes extensive architectural and operational work in enterprise and service provider environments. He is a Cisco Live distinguished speaker presenting on IOS XR. Aaron Foss, CCIE No. 18761 (R&S & SP), a High Touch Engineer with the Cisco Focused Technical Support (FTS) organization, works with large service providers to troubleshoot MPLS, QoS, and IP routing issues. He has more than 15 years of experience designing, deploying, and troubleshooting IP networks. Ramiro Garza Rios, CCIE No. 15469 (R&S, SP, and Security), Senior Network Consulting Engineer with Cisco Advanced Services, plans, designs, implements, and optimizes next-generation service provider networks. Before joining Cisco in 2005, he was Network Consulting and Presales Engineer for a Cisco Gold Partner in Mexico, where he planned and deployed both enterprise and service provider networks. Foreword by Norm Dunn, Senior Product Manager, [email protected] Global Product Management, Service Provider Portfolio Understand how IOS®, IOS XE, and IOS XR operating systems compare Master IPv4 concepts, addressing structure, and subnetting Learn how routers and routing protocols work, and how connected networks and static routes behave from the router’s perspective Work with EIGRP and distance vector routing Deploy basic and advanced OSPF, including powerful techniques for organizing routing domains, path selection, and optimization Compare IS-IS with OSPF, and implement advanced IS-IS multilevel routing, optimization, and path selection Make the most of BGP and route manipulation, including IOS/IOS XE route maps and IOS XR’s highly scalable Route Policy Language Use advanced policy-based route manipulation and filtering Implement route redistribution: rules, potential problems, and solutions Leverage BGP communities, summaries, and other router conservation techniques Discover how IPv6 changes IP address and command structure Establish highly efficient multicast routing in IPv4 and IPv6 environments Systematically improve network availability and operational uptime through event driven detection and fast routing convergence

BGP

Author: Iljitsch van Beijnum
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 144939082X
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Genre: Computers

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the routing protocol used to exchange routing information across the Internet. It makes it possible for ISPs to connect to each other and for end-users to connect to more than one ISP. BGP is the only protocol that is designed to deal with a network of the Internet's size, and the only protocol that can deal well with having multiple connections to unrelated routing domains.This book is a guide to all aspects of BGP: the protocol, its configuration and operation in an Internet environment, and how to troubleshooting it. The book also describes how to secure BGP, and how BGP can be used as a tool in combating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Although the examples throughout this book are for Cisco routers, the techniques discussed can be applied to any BGP-capable router.The topics include: Requesting an AS number and IP addresses Route filtering by remote ISPs and how to avoid this Configuring the initial BGP setup Balancing the available incoming or outgoing traffic over the available connections Securing and troubleshooting BGP BGP in larger networks: interaction with internal routing protocols, scalability issues BGP in Internet Service Provider networks The book is filled with numerous configuration examples with more complex case studies at the end of the book to strengthen your understanding. BGP is for anyone interested in creating reliable connectivity to the Internet.

Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols

Author: Faraz Shamim
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9781587050190
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computers

The comprehensive, hands-on guide for resolving IP routing problems Understand and overcome common routing problems associated with BGP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, multicasting, and RIP, such as route installation, route advertisement, route redistribution, route summarization, route flap, and neighbor relationships Solve complex IP routing problems through methodical, easy-to-follow flowcharts and step-by-step scenario instructions for troubleshooting Obtain essential troubleshooting skills from detailed case studies by experienced Cisco TAC team members Examine numerous protocol-specific debugging tricks that speed up problem resolution Gain valuable insight into the minds of CCIE engineers as you prepare for the challenging CCIE exams As the Internet continues to grow exponentially, the need for network engineers to build, maintain, and troubleshoot the growing number of component networks has also increased significantly. IP routing is at the core of Internet technology and expedient troubleshooting of IP routing failures is key to reducing network downtime and crucial for sustaining mission-critical applications carried over the Internet. Though troubleshooting skills are in great demand, few networking professionals possess the knowledge to identify and rectify networking problems quickly and efficiently. Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols provides working solutions necessary for networking engineers who are pressured to acquire expert-level skills at a moment's notice. This book also serves as an additional study aid for CCIE candidates. Authored by Cisco Systems engineers in the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) and the Internet Support Engineering Team who troubleshoot IP routing protocols on a daily basis, Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols goes through a step-by-step process to solving real-world problems. Based on the authors' combined years of experience, this complete reference alternates between chapters that cover the key aspects of a given routing protocol and chapters that concentrate on the troubleshooting steps an engineer would take to resolve the most common routing problems related to a variety of routing protocols. The book provides extensive, practical coverage of BGP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, multicasting, and RIP as run on Cisco IOS Software network devices. Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols offers you a full understanding of invaluable troubleshooting techniques that help keep your network operating at peak performance. Whether you are looking to hone your support skills or to prepare for the challenging CCIE exams, this essential reference shows you how to isolate and resolve common network failures and to sustain optimal network operation. This book is part of the Cisco CCIE Professional Development Series, which offers expert-level instruction on network design, deployment, and support methodologies to help networking professionals manage complex networks and prepare for CCIE exams.

IP Multicast Volume I

Author: Josh Loveless
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9780134399584
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Computers

IP Multicast Volume I: Cisco IP Multicast Networking Design, deploy, and operate modern Cisco IP multicast networks IP Multicast, Volume I thoroughly covers basic IP multicast principles and routing techniques for building and operating enterprise and service provider networks to support applications ranging from videoconferencing to data replication. After briefly reviewing data communication in IP networks, the authors thoroughly explain network access, Layer 2 and Layer 3 multicast, and protocol independent multicast (PIM). Building on these essentials, they introduce multicast scoping, explain IPv6 multicast, and offer practical guidance for IP multicast design, operation, and troubleshooting. Key concepts and techniques are illuminated through real-world network examples and detailed diagrams. Reflecting extensive experience working with Cisco customers, the authors offer pragmatic discussions of common features, design approaches, deployment models, and field practices. You’ll find everything from specific commands to start-to-finish methodologies: all you need to deliver and optimize any IP multicast solution. IP Multicast, Volume I is a valuable resource for network engineers, architects, operations technicians, consultants, security professionals, and collaboration specialists. Network managers and administrators will find the implementation case study and feature explanations especially useful. · Review IP multicasting applications and what makes multicast unique · Understand IP multicast at the access layer, from layered encapsulation to switching multicast frames · Work with Layer 2 switching domains, IPv4 group addresses, and MAC address maps · Utilize Layer 3 multicast hosts and understand each PIM mode · Implement basic forwarding trees and rendezvous points · Compare multicast forwarding modes: ASM, SSM, and PIM Bidir · Plan and properly scope basic multicast networks · Choose your best approach to forwarding replication · Apply best practices for security and resiliency · Understand unique IPv6 deployment issues · Efficiently administer and troubleshoot your IP multicast network 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. Category: Networking Covers: IP Multicast

Cisco BGP 4 Command and Configuration Handbook

Author: William R. Parkhurst
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9781587050176
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Computers

"Cisco BGP-4 Command and Configuration Handbook is a clear, concise, and complete source of documentation for all Cisco IOS Software BGP-4 commands. If you are preparing for the CCIE written and lab exams, this book can be used as a laboratory guide to learn the purpose and proper use of every BGP command. If you are a network designer, this book can be used as a ready reference for any BGP command." "Cisco BGP-4 Command and Configuration Handbook provides example scenarios that demonstrate the proper use of every BGP-4 command, which can be implemented using a minimum number of routers. This will enable you to learn each command without requiring an extensive and expensive lab configuration. The scenarios are presented so that the purpose and use of each command can be demonstrated without clouding the issue. Some of the examples lead you into common non-working situations in order to reinforce the understanding of the operation of the particular BGP command."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

MPLS and VPN Architectures

Author: Jim Guichard
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9781587050022
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Computers

A practical guide to understanding, designing, and deploying MPLS and MPLS-enabled VPNs In-depth analysis of the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) architecture Detailed discussion of the mechanisms and features that constitute the architecture Learn how MPLS scales to support tens of thousands of VPNs Extensive case studies guide you through the design and deployment of real-world MPLS/VPN networks Configuration examples and guidelines assist in configuring MPLS on Cisco® devices Design and implementation options help you build various VPN topologies Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is an innovative technique for high-performance packet forwarding. There are many uses for this new technology, both within a service-provider environment and within the enterprise network, and the most widely deployed usage today is the enabling of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). With the introduction of MPLS-enabled VPNs, network designers are able to better scale their networks than with the methods available in the past. Network engineers and administrators need quick, effective education on this technology to efficiently deploy MPLS-enabled VPNs within their networks. With that goal in mind,MPLS and VPN Architecturesprovides an in-depth discussion particular to Cisco's MPLS architecture. This book covers MPLS theory and configuration, network design issues, and case studies as well as one major MPLS application: MPLS-based VPNs. The MPLS/VPN architecture and all its mechanisms are explained with configuration examples, suggested design and deployment guidelines, and extensive case studies. MPLS and VPN Architecturesis your practical guide to understanding, designing, and deploying MPLS and MPLS-based VPNs.

Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols

Author: Zaheer Aziz
Publisher: Cisco Systems
ISBN: 1587143720
Release Date: 2012-09-19
Genre: Computers

The comprehensive, hands-on guide for resolving IP routing problems Understand and overcome common routing problems associated with BGP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, multicasting, and RIP, such as route installation, route advertisement, route redistribution, route summarization, route flap, and neighbor relationships Solve complex IP routing problems through methodical, easy-to-follow flowcharts and step-by-step scenario instructions for troubleshooting Obtain essential troubleshooting skills from detailed case studies by experienced Cisco TAC team members Examine numerous protocol-specific debugging tricks that speed up problem resolution Gain valuable insight into the minds of CCIE engineers as you prepare for the challenging CCIE exams As the Internet continues to grow exponentially, the need for network engineers to build, maintain, and troubleshoot the growing number of component networks has also increased significantly. IP routing is at the core of Internet technology and expedient troubleshooting of IP routing failures is key to reducing network downtime and crucial for sustaining mission-critical applications carried over the Internet. Though troubleshooting skills are in great demand, few networking professionals possess the knowledge to identify and rectify networking problems quickly and efficiently. Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols provides working solutions necessary for networking engineers who are pressured to acquire expert-level skills at a moment's notice. This book also serves as an additional study aid for CCIE candidates. Authored by Cisco Systems engineers in the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) and the Internet Support Engineering Team who troubleshoot IP routing protocols on a daily basis, Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols goes through a step-by-step process to solving real-world problems. Based on the authors' combined years of experience, this complete reference alternates between chapters that cover the key aspects of a given routing protocol and chapters that concentrate on the troubleshooting steps an engineer would take to resolve the most common routing problems related to a variety of routing protocols. The book provides extensive, practical coverage of BGP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, multicasting, and RIP as run on Cisco IOS Software network devices. Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols offers you a full understanding of invaluable troubleshooting techniques that help keep your network operating at peak performance. Whether you are looking to hone your support skills or to prepare for the challenging CCIE exams, this essential reference shows you how to isolate and resolve common network failures and to sustain optimal network operation. This book is part of the Cisco CCIE Professional Development Series, which offers expert-level instruction on network design, deployment, and support methodologies to help networking professionals manage complex networks and prepare for CCIE exams.