Building Data Centers with VXLAN BGP EVPN

A Cisco NX-OS Perspective

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Author: David Jansen,Lukas Krattiger,Shyam Kapadia

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134514920

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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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

Building Data Centers With Vxlan Evpn

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Author: David Jansen,Shyam Kapadia,Lukas Krattiger

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 9781587144677

Category:

Page: 350

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This is the only complete guide and deployment reference for building flexible data center network fabrics with VXLAN and BGP-EVPN technologies. Authored by world-renowned Cisco experts and CiscoLive speakers, it addresses everything from standards and protocols to functions, configuration, operations, management, and troubleshooting. Cisco's experts begin by assessing the challenges now driving radical change in the data center. They show how data center fabrics are evolving, and present a detailed discussion of Cisco's advanced Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). Next, they introduce key switch roles, essential data center network fabric terminology, and key concepts such as network attributes, control planes, and data plane encapsulation. Building on this foundation, they drill down into crucial details, including overlay forwarding semantics, multi-tenancy, and network fabric interconnection techniques. You'll find detailed packet flows for forwarding IPv4 and IPv6 traffic, including routing and bridging scenarios; as well as optimizations built atop VXLAN and BGP-EVPN to maximize efficiency. The authors conclude with a full section on fabric management, addressing Power-On Auto Provisioning (POAP) and other opportunities to simplify, automate, and orchestrate advanced data center networks."

NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching

Next-Generation Data Center Architectures

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Author: Ron Fuller,David Jansen,Matthew McPherson

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0132883554

Category: Computers

Page: 864

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NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching Next-Generation Data Center Architectures Second Edition The complete guide to planning, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting NX-OS in the enterprise–updated with new technologies and examples Using Cisco Nexus switches and the NX-OS operating system, data center professionals can build unified core networks that deliver unprecedented scalability, resilience, operational continuity, flexibility, and performance. NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching, Second Edition, is the definitive guide to applying these breakthrough technologies in real-world environments. This extensively updated edition contains five new chapters addressing a wide range of new technologies, including FabricPath, OTV, IPv6, QoS, VSG, Multi-Hop FCoE, LISP, MPLS, Layer 3 on Nexus 5000, and Config sync. It also presents a start-to-finish, step-by-step case study of an enterprise customer who migrated from Cisco Catalyst to a Nexus-based architecture, illuminated with insights that are applicable in virtually any enterprise data center. Drawing on decades of experience with enterprise customers, the authors cover every facet of deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting NX-OS in today’s data center. You’ll find updated best practices for high availability, virtualization, security, L2/L3 protocol and network support, multicast, serviceability, provision of networking and storage services, and more. Best of all, the authors present all the proven commands, sample configurations, and tips you need to apply these best practices in your data center. Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851 (Routing and Switching/Storage Networking), Technical Marketing Engineer on Cisco’s Nexus 7000 team, specializes in helping customers design end-to-end data center architectures. Ron has 21 years of industry experience, including 7 at Cisco. He has spoken at Cisco Live on VDCs, NX-OS multicast, and general design. David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952 (Routing/Switching), is a Cisco Technical Solutions Architect specializing in enterprise data center architecture. He has 20 years of industry experience, 15 of them at Cisco (6 as a solution architect); and has delivered several Cisco Live presentations on NX-OS and data center solutions. Matthew McPherson, senior systems engineer and solutions architect for the Cisco Central Select Operation, specializes in data center architectures. He has 12 years of experience working with service providers and large finance and manufacturing enterprises, and possesses deep technical knowledge of routing, switching, and security. Understand the NX-OS command line, virtualization features, and file system Utilize the NX-OS comprehensive Layer 2/Layer 3 support: vPC, Spanning Tree Protocol, Cisco FabricPath, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, HSRP, GLBP, and VRRP Configure IP multicast with PIM, Auto-RP, and MSDP Secure your network with CTS, SGTs, ACLs, CoPP, and DAI Establish a trusted set of network devices with Cisco TrustSec Maximize availability with ISSU, stateful process restart/switchover, and non-stop forwarding Improve serviceability with SPAN, ERSPAN, configuration checkpoints/rollback, packet analysis, Smart Call Home, Python, and PoAP Unify storage and Ethernet fabrics with FCoE, NPV, and NPIV Take full advantage of Nexus 1000V in a virtualized environment Achieve superior QoS with MQ CLI, queuing, and marking Extend L2 networks across L3 infrastructure with Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) Deliver on SLAs by integrating MPLS application components such as L3 VPNs, traffic engineering, QoS, and mVPN Support mobility via the new Locator ID Separation Protocol (LISP) Walk step-by-step through a realistic Nexus and NX-OS data center migration

Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals

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Author: Gustavo Alessandro Andrade Santana

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1587143240

Category: Computers

Page: 929

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Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals For many IT organizations, today''s greatest challenge is to drive more value, efficiency, and utilization from data centers. Virtualization is the best way to meet this challenge. Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals brings together the comprehensive knowledge Cisco professionals need to apply virtualization throughout their data center environments. Leading data center expert Gustavo A. A. Santana thoroughly explores all components of an end-to-end data center virtualization solution, including networking, storage, servers, operating systems, application optimization, and security. Rather than focusing on a single product or technology, he explores product capabilities as interoperable design tools that can be combined and integrated with other solutions, including VMware vSphere. With the author''s guidance, you''ll learn how to define and implement highly-efficient architectures for new, expanded, or retrofit data center projects. By doing so, you can deliver agile application provisioning without purchasing unnecessary infrastructure, and establish a strong foundation for new cloud computing and IT-as-a-service initiatives. Throughout, Santana illuminates key theoretical concepts through realistic use cases, real-world designs, illustrative configuration examples, and verification outputs. Appendixes provide valuable reference information, including relevant Cisco data center products and CLI principles for IOS and NX-OS. With this approach, Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals will be an indispensable resource for anyone preparing for the CCNA Data Center, CCNP Data Center, or CCIE Data Center certification exams. Gustavo A. A. Santana, CCIE� No. 8806, is a Cisco Technical Solutions Architect working in enterprise and service provider data center projects that require deep integration across technology areas such as networking, application optimization, storage, and servers. He has more than 15 years of data center experience, and has led and coordinated a team of specialized Cisco engineers in Brazil. He holds two CCIE certifications (Routing & Switching and Storage Networking), and is a VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and SNIA Certified Storage Networking Expert (SCSN-E). A frequent speaker at Cisco and data center industry events, he blogs on data center virtualization at gustavoaasantana.net. Learn how virtualization can transform and improve traditional data center network topologies Understand the key characteristics and value of each data center virtualization technology Walk through key decisions, and transform choices into architecture Smoothly migrate existing data centers toward greater virtualization Burst silos that have traditionally made data centers inefficient Master foundational technologies such as VLANs, VRF, and virtual contexts Use virtual PortChannel and FabricPath to overcome the limits of STP Optimize cabling and network management with fabric extender (FEX) virtualized chassis Extend Layer 2 domains to distant data center sites using MPLS and Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) Use VSANs to overcome Fibre Channel fabric challenges Improve SAN data protection, environment isolation, and scalability Consolidate I/O through Data Center Bridging and FCoE Use virtualization to radically simplify server environments Create server profiles that streamline "bare metal" server provisioning "Transcend the rack" through virtualized networking based on Nexus 1000V and VM-FEX Leverage opportunities to deploy virtual network services more efficiently Evolve data center virtualization toward full-fledged private clouds -Reviews - "The variety of material that Gustavo covers in this work would appeal to anyone responsible for Data Centers today. His grasp of virtualization technologies and ability to relate it in both technical and non-technical terms makes for compelling reading. This is not your ordinary tech manual. Through use of relatable visual cues, Gustavo provides information that is easily recalled on the subject of virtualization, reaching across Subject Matter Expertise domains. Whether you consider yourself well-versed or a novice on the topic, working in large or small environments, this work will provide a clear understanding of the diverse subject of virtualization." -- Bill Dufresne, CCIE 4375, Distinguished Systems Engineer, Cisco (Americas) "..this book is an essential reference and will be valuable asset for potential candi�dates pursuing their Cisco Data Center certifications. I am confident that in reading this book, individuals will inevitably gain extensive knowledge and hands-on experience dur�ing their certification preparations. If you''re looking for a truly comprehensive guide to virtualization, this is the one!" -- Yusuf Bhaiji, Senior Manager, Expert Certifications (CCIE, CCDE, CCAr), [email protected] "When one first looks at those classic Cisco Data Center blueprints, it is very common to become distracted with the overwhelming number of pieces and linkages. By creating a solid theoretical foundation and providing rich sets of companion examples to illustrate each concept, Gustavo''s book brings hope back to IT Professionals from different areas of expertise. Apparently complex topics are demystified and the insertion of products, mechanisms, protocols and technologies in the overall Data Center Architecture is clearly explained, thus enabling you to achieve robust designs and successful deployments. A must read... Definitely!" -- Alexandre M. S. P. Moraes, Consulting Systems Engineer -- Author of "Cisco Firewalls"

Programming and Automating Cisco Networks

A guide to network programmability and automation in the data center, campus, and WAN

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Author: Ryan Tischer,Jason Gooley

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134436768

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Improve operations and agility in any data center, campus, LAN, or WAN Today, the best way to stay in control of your network is to address devices programmatically and automate network interactions. In this book, Cisco experts Ryan Tischer and Jason Gooley show you how to do just that. You’ll learn how to use programmability and automation to solve business problems, reduce costs, promote agility and innovation, handle accelerating complexity, and add value in any data center, campus, LAN, or WAN. The authors show you how to create production solutions that run on or interact with Nexus NX-OS-based switches, Cisco ACI, Campus, and WAN technologies.You’ll learn how to use advanced Cisco tools together with industry-standard languages and platforms, including Python, JSON, and Linux. The authors demonstrate how to support dynamic application environments, tighten links between apps and infrastructure, and make DevOps work better. This book will be an indispensable resource for network and cloud designers, architects, DevOps engineers, security specialists, and every professional who wants to build or operate high-efficiency networks. Drive more value through programma­bility and automation, freeing resources for high-value innovation Move beyond error-prone, box-by-box network management Bridge management gaps arising from current operational models Write NX-OS software to run on, access, or extend your Nexus switch Master Cisco’s powerful on-box automation and operation tools Manage complex WANs with NetConf/Yang, ConfD, and Cisco SDN Controller Interact with and enhance Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Build self-service catalogs to accelerate application delivery Find resources for deepening your expertise in network automation

Deploying ACI

The complete guide to planning, configuring, and managing Application Centric Infrastructure

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Author: Frank Dagenhardt,Jose Moreno,Bill Dufresne

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134661079

Category: Computers

Page: 704

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Use ACI fabrics to drive unprecedented value from your data center environment With the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) software-defined networking platform, you can achieve dramatic improvements in data center performance, redundancy, security, visibility, efficiency, and agility. In Deploying ACI, three leading Cisco experts introduce this breakthrough platform, and walk network professionals through all facets of design, deployment, and operation. The authors demonstrate how ACI changes data center networking, security, and management; and offer multiple field-proven configurations. Deploying ACI is organized to follow the key decision points associated with implementing data center network fabrics. After a practical introduction to ACI concepts and design, the authors show how to bring your fabric online, integrate virtualization and external connections, and efficiently manage your ACI network. You’ll master new techniques for improving visibility, control, and availability; managing multitenancy; and seamlessly inserting service devices into application data flows. The authors conclude with expert advice for troubleshooting and automation, helping you deliver data center services with unprecedented efficiency. Understand the problems ACI solves,and how it solves them Design your ACI fabric, build it, and interface with devices to bring it to life Integrate virtualization technologieswith your ACI fabric Perform networking within an ACI fabric (and understand how ACI changes data center networking) Connect external networks and devices at Layer 2/Layer 3 levels Coherently manage unified ACI networks with tenants and application policies Migrate to granular policies based on applications and their functions Establish multitenancy, and evolve networking, security, and services to support it Integrate L4–7 services: device types, design scenarios, and implementation Use multisite designs to meet rigorous requirements for redundancy and business continuity Troubleshoot and monitor ACI fabrics Improve operational efficiency through automation and programmability

Troubleshooting BGP

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Troubleshooting BGP

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Author: Vinit Jain,Brad Edgeworth

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 013443658X

Category: Computers

Page: 832

View: 7708

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.

Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus Switches and NX-OS

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Author: Vinit Jain,Brad Edgeworth,Richard Furr

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134783190

Category: Computers

Page: 1072

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The definitive deep-dive guide to hardware and software troubleshooting on Cisco Nexus switches The Cisco Nexus platform and NX-OS switch operating system combine to deliver unprecedented speed, capacity, resilience, and flexibility in today's data center networks. Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus Switches and NX-OS is your single reference for quickly identifying and solving problems with these business-critical technologies. Three expert authors draw on deep experience with large Cisco customers, emphasizing the most common issues in real-world deployments, including problems that have caused major data center outages. Their authoritative, hands-on guidance addresses both features and architecture, helping you troubleshoot both control plane forwarding and data plane/data path problems and use NX-OS APIs to automate and simplify troubleshooting. Throughout, you'll find real-world configurations, intuitive illustrations, and practical insights into key platform-specific behaviors. This is an indispensable technical resource for all Cisco network consultants, system/support engineers, network operations professionals, and CCNP/CCIE certification candidates working in the data center domain. · Understand the NX-OS operating system and its powerful troubleshooting tools · Solve problems with cards, hardware drops, fabrics, and CoPP policies · Troubleshoot network packet switching and forwarding · Properly design, implement, and troubleshoot issues related to Virtual Port Channels (VPC and VPC+) · Optimize routing through filtering or path manipulation · Optimize IP/IPv6 services and FHRP protocols (including HSRP, VRRP, and Anycast HSRP) · Troubleshoot EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS neighbor relationships and routing paths · Identify and resolve issues with Nexus route maps · Locate problems with BGP neighbor adjacencies and enhance path selection · Troubleshoot high availability components (BFD, SSO, ISSU, and GIR) · Understand multicast protocols and troubleshooting techniques · Identify and solve problems with OTV · Use NX-OS APIs to automate troubleshooting and administrative tasks

The Policy Driven Data Center with ACI

Architecture, Concepts, and Methodology

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Author: Lucien Avramov,Maurizio Portolani

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1587144905

Category: Computers

Page: 353

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Use policies and Cisco® ACI to make data centers more flexible and configurable--and deliver far more business value Using the policy driven data center approach, networking professionals can accelerate and simplify changes to the data center, construction of cloud infrastructure, and delivery of new applications. As you improve data center flexibility, agility, and portability, you can deliver far more business value, far more rapidly. In this guide, Cisco data center experts Lucien Avramov and Maurizio Portolani show how to achieve all these benefits with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and technologies such as python, REST, and OpenStack. The authors explain the advantages, architecture, theory, concepts, and methodology of the policy driven data center. Next, they demonstrate the use of python scripts and REST to automate network management and simplify customization in ACI environments. Drawing on experience deploying ACI in enterprise data centers, the authors review design considerations and implementation methodologies. You will find design considerations for virtualized datacenters, high performance computing, ultra-low latency environments, and large-scale data centers. The authors walk through building multi-hypervisor and bare-metal infrastructures, demonstrate service integration, and introduce advanced telemetry capabilities for troubleshooting. Leverage the architectural and management innovations built into Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Understand the policy driven data center model Use policies to meet the network performance and design requirements of modern data center and cloud environments Quickly map hardware and software capabilities to application deployments using graphical tools--or programmatically, via the Cisco APIC API Increase application velocity: reduce the time needed to move applications into production Define workload connectivity instead of (or along with) subnets, VLAN stitching, and ACLs Use Python scripts and REST to automate policy changes, parsing, customization, and self-service Design policy-driven data centers that support hypervisors Integrate OpenStack via the Cisco ACI APIC OpenStack driver architecture Master all facets of building and operating multipurpose cloud architectures with ACI Configure ACI fabric topology as an infrastructure or tenant administrator Insert Layer 4-Layer 7 functions using service graphs Leverage centralized telemetry to optimize performance; find and resolve problems Understand and familiarize yourself with the paradigms of programmable policy driven networks

Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN)

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Author: Brad Edgeworth,David Prall,Jean Marc Barozet,Anthony Lockhart,Nir Ben-Dvora

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134423739

Category: Computers

Page: 740

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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

BGP Design and Implementation

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Author: Randy Zhang,Micah Bartell

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 1587058634

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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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.

Arista Warrior

A Real-World Guide to Understanding Arista Switches and EOS

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Author: Gary A. Donahue

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449358942

Category: Computers

Page: 422

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Though Arista Networks is a relative newcomer in the data center and cloud networking markets, the company has already had considerable success. In this book, renowned consultant and technical author Gary Donahue (Network Warrior) provides an in-depth, objective guide to Arista’s lineup of hardware, and explains why its network switches and Extensible Operating System (EOS) are so effective. Anyone with a CCNA or equivalent knowledge will benefit from this book, especially entrenched administrators, engineers, or architects tasked with building an Arista network. Is Arista right for your data center? Pick up this guide and find out. Topic highlights include: SysDB: the EOS system database that holds state, statuses, and variables Multichassis Link Aggregation (MLAG): for linking a port-channel to multiple switches instead of just one Latency Analyzer (LANZ): the interface-buffer troubleshooting tool with a reporting granularity of one millisecond VM Tracer: for adding, changing, and removing VLANs without human interaction Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP): for remote switch configuration Hardware advantages: including merchant silicon, low-latency networking, and power consumption Gotchas: issues with Arista switches or systems

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) (Data Center)

A Complete Reference Guide to the Cisco Data Center Virtualization Server Architecture

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Author: Silvano Gai,Tommi Salli,Roger Andersson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781587141959

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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The definitive guide to UCS and the Cisco® Data Center Server: planning, architecture, components, deployment, and benefits With its new Unified Computing System (UCS) family of products, Cisco has introduced a fundamentally new vision for data center computing: one that reduces ownership cost, improves agility, and radically simplifies management. In this book, three Cisco insiders thoroughly explain UCS, and offer practical insights for IT professionals and decision-makers who are evaluating or implementing it. The authors establish the context for UCS by discussing the implications of virtualization, unified I/O, large memories and other key technologies, and showing how trends like cloud computing and green IT will drive the next-generation data center. Next, they take a closer look at the evolution of server CPU, memory, and I/O subsystems, covering advances such as the Intel® XEON® 5500, 5600, 7500, DDR3 memory, and unified I/O over 10 Gbps Ethernet. Building on these fundamentals, the authors then discuss UCS in detail, showing how it systematically overcomes key limitations of current data center environments. They review UCS features, components, and architecture, and demonstrate how it can improve data center performance, reliability, simplicity, flexibility, and energy efficiency. Along the way, they offer realistic planning, installation, and migration guidance: everything decision-makers and technical implementers need to gain maximum value from UCS–now, and for years to come. Silvano Gai has spent 11 years as Cisco Fellow, architecting Catalyst®, MDS, and Nexus switches. He has written several books on networking, written multiple Internet Drafts and RFCs, and is responsible for 80 patents and applications. He teaches a course on this book’s topics at Stanford University. Tommi Salli, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer, has nearly 20 years of experience with servers and applications at Cisco, Sun, VERITAS, and Nuova Systems. Roger Andersson, Cisco Manager, Technical Marketing, spent more than 12 years in the CLARiiON® Engineering Division at EMC, and 5 years as Technical Product Manager at VERITAS/Symantec. He is now focused on Cisco UCS system management. Streamline data centers with UCS to systematically reduce cost of ownership Eliminate unnecessary server components–and their setup, management, power, cooling, and cabling Use UCS to scale service delivery, simplify service movement, and improve agility Review the latest advances in processor, memory, I/O, and virtualization architectures for data center servers Understand the specific technical advantages of UCS Integrate UCS 6100 Fabric Interconnect, Cisco UCS 2100 Series Fabric Extenders, UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Enclosures, UCS B-Series Blade Servers, UCS C-Series Rack Servers, and UCS Adapters Use Cisco UCS Manager to manage all Cisco UCS components as a single, seamless entity Integrate third-party management tools from companies like BMC®, CA®, EMC®, IBM®, Microsoft®, and VMware® Practice all this with a copy of Cisco Unified Computing System™ Platform Emulator Lite (UCSPE Lite) on the DVD in the back of the book 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.

Cisco ISE for BYOD and Secure Unified Access

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Author: Aaron Woland,Jamey Heary

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134586697

Category: Computers

Page: 912

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Fully updated: The complete guide to Cisco Identity Services Engine solutions Using Cisco Secure Access Architecture and Cisco Identity Services Engine, you can secure and gain control of access to your networks in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world. This second edition of Cisco ISE for BYOD and Secure Unified Accesscontains more than eight brand-new chapters as well as extensively updated coverage of all the previous topics in the first edition book to reflect the latest technologies, features, and best practices of the ISE solution. It begins by reviewing today’s business case for identity solutions. Next, you walk through ISE foundational topics and ISE design. Then you explore how to build an access security policy using the building blocks of ISE. Next are the in-depth and advanced ISE configuration sections, followed by the troubleshooting and monitoring chapters. Finally, we go in depth on the new TACACS+ device administration solution that is new to ISE and to this second edition. With this book, you will gain an understanding of ISE configuration, such as identifying users, devices, and security posture; learn about Cisco Secure Access solutions; and master advanced techniques for securing access to networks, from dynamic segmentation to guest access and everything in between. Drawing on their cutting-edge experience supporting Cisco enterprise customers, the authors offer in-depth coverage of the complete lifecycle for all relevant ISE solutions, making this book a cornerstone resource whether you’re an architect, engineer, operator, or IT manager. · Review evolving security challenges associated with borderless networks, ubiquitous mobility, and consumerized IT · Understand Cisco Secure Access, the Identity Services Engine (ISE), and the building blocks of complete solutions · Design an ISE-enabled network, plan/distribute ISE functions, and prepare for rollout · Build context-aware security policies for network access, devices, accounting, and audit · Configure device profiles, visibility, endpoint posture assessments, and guest services · Implement secure guest lifecycle management, from WebAuth to sponsored guest access · Configure ISE, network access devices, and supplicants, step by step · Apply best practices to avoid the pitfalls of BYOD secure access · Set up efficient distributed ISE deployments · Provide remote access VPNs with ASA and Cisco ISE · Simplify administration with self-service onboarding and registration · Deploy security group access with Cisco TrustSec · Prepare for high availability and disaster scenarios · Implement passive identities via ISE-PIC and EZ Connect · Implement TACACS+ using ISE · Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot ISE and your entire Secure Access system · Administer device AAA with Cisco IOS, WLC, and Nexus

Using TRILL, FabricPath, and VXLAN

Designing Massively Scalable Data Centers (MSDC) with Overlays

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Author: Sanjay K. Hooda,Shyam Kapadia,Padmanabhan Krishnan

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 013339302X

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Using TRILL, FabricPath, and VXLAN Designing Massively Scalable Data Centers with Overlays TRILL, FabricPath, and VXLAN overlays help you distribute data traffic far more effectively, dramatically improving utilization in even the largest data center networks. Using TRILL, FabricPath, and VXLAN is the first practical and comprehensive guide to planning and establishing these high-efficiency overlay networks. The authors begin by reviewing today’s fast-growing data center requirements, and making a strong case for overlays in the Massive Scale Data Center (MSDC). Next, they introduce each leading technology option, including FabricPath, TRILL, LISP, VXLAN, NVGRE, OTV, and Shortest Path Bridging (SPB). They also present a chapter-length introduction to IS-IS, focusing on details relevant to the control of FabricPath and TRILL networks. Building on this foundation, they offer in-depth coverage of FabricPath: its advantages, architecture, forwarding, configuration, verification, and benefits in Layer-2 networks. Through examples, they explain TRILL’s architecture, functionality, and forwarding behavior, focusing especially on data flow. They also fully address VXLAN as a solution for realizing IP-based data center fabrics, including multi-tenant cloud applications. Using TRILL, FabricPath, and VXLAN provides detailed strategies and methodologies for FabricPath, TRILL, and VXLAN deployment and migration, as well as best practices for management and troubleshooting. It also presents three detailed implementation scenarios, each reflecting realistic data center challenges. In particular, the authors show how to integrate multiple overlay technologies into a single end-to-end solution that offers exceptional flexibility, agility, and availability. Sanjay K. Hooda is principal engineer in Catalyst switching software engineering at Cisco. He has more than 15 years of network design and implementation experience in large enterprise environments, and has participated in IETF standards activities. His interests include wireless, multicast, TRILL, FabricPath, High Availability, ISSU, and IPv6. He is co-author of IPv6 for Enterprise Networks. Shyam Kapadia, Technical Leader at Cisco’s Data Center Group (DCG), was an integral part of the team that delivered the next-generation Catalyst 6500 Sup 2T (2 Terabyte) platform. Since then, he has focused on developing new solutions for data center environments. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from USC, where his research encompassed wired, wireless, ad hoc, vehicular, and sensor networks. Padmanabhan Krishnan has more than 12 years of experience in networking and telecommunications, including 7 at Cisco. His recent experience has included providing data path solutions for TRILL in the Catalyst 6500 Sup 2T Platform using FPGA, as well as design and development of platform core infrastructure and L2 features. n Discover how overlays can address data center network problems ranging from scalability to rapid provisioning n Examine popular data center overlay examples n Learn about extensions to IS-IS for TRILL and FabricPath n Use FabricPath, TRILL, and VXLAN to simplify configuration, improve performance and availability, optimize efficiency, and limit table size n Learn about FabricPath control and data plane architecture details n Review example FabricPath configurations on Cisco Nexus 7000/6000/5000 switches n Understand TRILL concepts and architecture, including overlay header, control and data plane, and MAC address learning n Learn about VXLAN architecture details and packet forwarding n Review example VXLAN configurations on a Cisco Nexus 1000V distributed virtual switch n Implement TRILL/FabricPath networks with VXLAN to virtualized servers in an intra-data center environment n Connect multiple traditional data centers using an OTV overlay as a Layer 2 extension n Use OTV overlays to connect sites running FabricPath, TRILL, or both

Data Center Fundamentals

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Author: Mauricio Arregoces,Maurizio Portolani

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 9781587140747

Category: Computers

Page: 1104

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Master the basics of data centers to build server farms that enhance your Web site performance Learn design guidelines that show how to deploy server farms in highly available and scalable environments Plan site performance capacity with discussions of server farm architectures and their real-life applications to determine your system needs Today's market demands that businesses have an Internet presence through which they can perform e-commerce and customer support, and establish a presence that can attract and increase their customer base. Underestimated hit ratios, compromised credit card records, perceived slow Web site access, or the infamous "Object Not Found" alerts make the difference between a successful online presence and one that is bound to fail. These challenges can be solved in part with the use of data center technology. Data centers switch traffic based on information at the Network, Transport, or Application layers. Content switches perform the "best server" selection process to direct users' requests for a specific service to a server in a server farm. The best server selection process takes into account both server load and availability, and the existence and consistency of the requested content. Data Center Fundamentals helps you understand the basic concepts behind the design and scaling of server farms using data center and content switching technologies. It addresses the principles and concepts needed to take on the most common challenges encountered during planning, implementing, and managing Internet and intranet IP-based server farms. An in-depth analysis of the data center technology with real-life scenarios make Data Center Fundamentals an ideal reference for understanding, planning, and designing Web hosting and e-commerce environments.

Top-Down Network Design

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Author: Priscilla Oppenheimer

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781587140013

Category: Computers

Page: 600

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Objectives The purpose of Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition, is to help you design networks that meet a customer’s business and technical goals. Whether your customer is another department within your own company or an external client, this book provides you with tested processes and tools to help you understand traffic flow, protocol behavior, and internetworking technologies. After completing this book, you will be equipped to design enterprise networks that meet a customer’s requirements for functionality, capacity, performance, availability, scalability, affordability, security, and manageability. Audience This book is for you if you are an internetworking professional responsible for designing and maintaining medium- to large-sized enterprise networks. If you are a network engineer, architect, or technician who has a working knowledge of network protocols and technologies, this book will provide you with practical advice on applying your knowledge to internetwork design. This book also includes useful information for consultants, systems engineers, and sales engineers who design corporate networks for clients. In the fast-paced presales environment of many systems engineers, it often is difficult to slow down and insist on a top-down, structured systems analysis approach. Wherever possible, this book includes shortcuts and assumptions that can be made to speed up the network design process. Finally, this book is useful for undergraduate and graduate students in computer science and information technology disciplines. Students who have taken one or two courses in networking theory will find Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition, an approachable introduction to the engineering and business issues related to developing real-world networks that solve typical business problems. Changes for the Third Edition Networks have changed in many ways since the second edition was published. Many legacy technologies have disappeared and are no longer covered in the book. In addition, modern networks have become multifaceted, providing support for numerous bandwidth-hungry applications and a variety of devices, ranging from smart phones to tablet PCs to high-end servers. Modern users expect the network to be available all the time, from any device, and to let them securely collaborate with coworkers, friends, and family. Networks today support voice, video, high-definition TV, desktop sharing, virtual meetings, online training, virtual reality, and applications that we can’t even imagine that brilliant college students are busily creating in their dorm rooms. As applications rapidly change and put more demand on networks, the need to teach a systematic approach to network design is even more important than ever. With that need in mind, the third edition has been retooled to make it an ideal textbook for college students. The third edition features review questions and design scenarios at the end of each chapter to help students learn top-down network design. To address new demands on modern networks, the third edition of Top-Down Network Design also has updated material on the following topics: ¿ Network redundancy ¿ Modularity in network designs ¿ The Cisco SAFE security reference architecture ¿ The Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) ¿ Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) ¿ Ethernet scalability options, including 10-Gbps Ethernet and Metro Ethernet ¿ Network design and management tools

Python High Performance

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Author: Gabriele Lanaro

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787282430

Category: Computers

Page: 270

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Learn how to use Python to create efficient applications About This Book Identify the bottlenecks in your applications and solve them using the best profiling techniques Write efficient numerical code in NumPy, Cython, and Pandas Adapt your programs to run on multiple processors and machines with parallel programming Who This Book Is For The book is aimed at Python developers who want to improve the performance of their application. Basic knowledge of Python is expected What You Will Learn Write efficient numerical code with the NumPy and Pandas libraries Use Cython and Numba to achieve native performance Find bottlenecks in your Python code using profilers Write asynchronous code using Asyncio and RxPy Use Tensorflow and Theano for automatic parallelism in Python Set up and run distributed algorithms on a cluster using Dask and PySpark In Detail Python is a versatile language that has found applications in many industries. The clean syntax, rich standard library, and vast selection of third-party libraries make Python a wildly popular language. Python High Performance is a practical guide that shows how to leverage the power of both native and third-party Python libraries to build robust applications. The book explains how to use various profilers to find performance bottlenecks and apply the correct algorithm to fix them. The reader will learn how to effectively use NumPy and Cython to speed up numerical code. The book explains concepts of concurrent programming and how to implement robust and responsive applications using Reactive programming. Readers will learn how to write code for parallel architectures using Tensorflow and Theano, and use a cluster of computers for large-scale computations using technologies such as Dask and PySpark. By the end of the book, readers will have learned to achieve performance and scale from their Python applications. Style and approach A step-by-step practical guide filled with real-world use cases and examples

Cisco IOS XR Fundamentals

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Author: Mobeen Tahir,Mark Ghattas,Dawit Birhanu,Syed Natif Nawaz

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781587140075

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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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.

CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-150 Official Cert Guide

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Author: Chad Hintz,Cesar Obediente,Ozden Karakok

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134514769

Category: Computers

Page: 960

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-150 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press allows you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Cisco Data Center experts Chad Hintz, Cesar Obediente, and Ozden Karakok share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete study package includes A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which allows you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section Chapter-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions customization options, and detailed performance reports final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time Well-regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success. The official study guide helps you master topics on the CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-150 exam, including the following: Nexus data center infrastructure and architecture Networking models, Ethernet LANs, and IPv4/IPv6 addressing/routing Data center Nexus switching and routing fundamentals Nexus switch installation and operation VLANs, trunking, STP, and Ethernet switching IPv4 and IPv6 subnetting IPv4 routing concepts, protocols, configuration, and access control Data center storage networking technologies and configurations