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  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Cisco Press; 1 edition (6 Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587144328
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587144325
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 2.8 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,436,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Master the latest MPLS VPN solutions to design, deploy, and troubleshoot advanced or large-scale networks

With MPLS and VPN Architectures, Volume II, you'll learn:

  • How to integrate various remote access technologies into the backbone providing VPN service to many different types of customers
  • The new PE-CE routing options as well as other advanced features, including per-VPN Network Address Translation (PE-NAT)
  • How VRFs can be extended into a customer site to provide separation inside the customer network
  • The latest MPLS VPN security features and designs aimed at protecting the MPLS VPN backbone
  • How to carry customer multicast traffic inside a VPN
  • The latest inter-carrier enhancements to allow for easier and more scalable deployment of inter-carrier MPLS VPN services
  • Advanced troubleshooting techniques including router outputs to ensure high availability

MPLS and VPN Architectures, Volume II, builds on the best-selling MPLS and VPN Architectures, Volume I (1-58705-002-1), from Cisco Press. Extending into more advanced topics and deployment architectures, Volume II provides readers with the necessary tools they need to deploy and maintain a secure, highly available VPN.

MPLS and VPN Architectures, Volume II, begins with a brief refresher of the MPLS VPN Architecture. Part II describes advanced MPLS VPN connectivity including the integration of service provider access technologies (dial, DSL, cable, Ethernet) and a variety of routing protocols (IS-IS, EIGRP, and OSPF), arming the reader with the knowledge of how to integrate these features into the VPN backbone. Part III details advanced deployment issues including security, outlining the necessary steps the service provider must take to protect the backbone and any attached VPN sites, and also detailing the latest security features to allow more advanced topologies and filtering. This part also covers multi-carrier MPLS VPN deployments. Finally, Part IV provides a methodology for advanced MPLS VPN troubleshooting.

MPLS and VPN Architectures, Volume II, also introduces the latest advances in customer integration, security, and troubleshooting features essential to providing the advanced services based on MPLS VPN technology in a secure and scalable way.

This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press(r), which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE No. 1354, has more than 10 years experience in designing, installing, troubleshooting, and operating large service provider and enterprise WAN and LAN networks and is currently chief technologies advisor at NIL Data Communications. He is the architect of NIL's Service Provider Academy program, one of the architects of the Cisco Systems(r) Service Provider curriculum, and the lead developer of several service provider-focused courses covering MPLS, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and IP quality of service. Ivan is one of the Cisco(r) Routing authorities in Europe and is the author of EIGRP Network Design Solutions and co-author of MPLS and VPN Architectures, both published by Cisco Press.

Jim Guichard, CCIE No. 2069, is a technical leader for MPLS and IP backbone technologies at Cisco Systems and is the co-author of the highly successful book MPLS and VPN Architectures, published by Cisco Press. He has extensive experience with designing, migrating, and deploying large-scale IP networks and has assisted many of the largest Cisco customers with the integration of MPLS-related technologies into their networks.

Jeff Apcar is a senior consulting engineer in the Advanced Services group at Cisco Systems and has been working with MPLS technologies for more than three years. Jeff's focus is the Asia-Pacific theatre where he has provided detailed designs and design consulting for nearly every major service provider MPLS rollout in the region.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SI on 10 Jun. 2013
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Excellent product and excellent condition, as described. Arrived promptly, no probems at all. Was actually bought for a birthday present
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Global Knowledge Instructor Review 24 Dec. 2003
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Format: Hardcover
Great FOLLOW on to Volume I. This isn't another Volume II that ONLY corrects things and adds one meaningless chapter! This book is a follow-on to Volume 1. If you have not read Volume I, buy that book first! This book is advanced topics starting where volume I left off.
Ivan pepelnjak at his very best 29 May 2011
By Nicolas Michel - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Ivan Pepeljnack is a well known network guru in the world, his speciality is MPLS and this book helps you to master the MPLS VPN solutions to design,deploy and troubleshoot your network.

The book is starting with a brief introduction of the MPLS VPN in general, do not expect the book to teach you MPLS or you should read MPLS fundamentals MPLS Fundamentals ,
The authors then explain how the CE are peering with the PE since MPLS VPN are not OVERLAY VPN and involve L3 routing with your provider. EIGRP, OSPF and ISIS are here explained and I guess RIP is missing because it's not that scalable and kinda slow to converge. This is why they choose to focus on others well implemented IGP.

The "Advanced deployement scenarios" is giving you some information related to security within the backbone :
+Route Control
+Access to Internat (Global FIB)

You ll then find the Multicast VPN and IPV6 section of the book and I have to admit that this so deep ! You ll fell in love with this technology. The way the author explained this is awesome ! I have to admit that I read that part 2 or 3 times in a row to understand it correctly.

The final section focuses on Troubleshooting:

You ll learn how to troubleshoot and End to End LSP, The control plane, the Data plane and then how the Egress Export and IMPORT map are working (my favorite)

I highly recommend this book if you have an already solid background with MPLS ... If you just starting your MPLS studies, check Luc De ghien book : MPLS Fundamentals ... it really worth it !
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