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A practical guide to understanding, designing, and deploying MPLS and MPLS-enabled VPNs
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 Architectures provides 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 Architectures is your practical guide to understanding, designing, and deploying MPLS and MPLS-based VPNs.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Not very happy,
This review is from: MPLS and VPN Architectures (Hardcover)I read this book in preparation for my Cisco MPLS exam, on my way to becoming a CCIP. I bought the 2 volumes. After reading the first one, I decided not to go ahead with the second. I work for a giant service provider, which is a fortune 500 company as well. I specifically work at the core network level. The core network transitioning from legacy SDH towards a pure IP/MPLS solution meant for me a fundamental understanding of MPLS.
First of all, never throughout the book did I understand what exactly was the problem that MPLS was aimed at solving. The words are there and you will read them 3 or 4 times. But nothing will sink in.
Configuration examples are there alright, but there was no clear, separate explanation of each and every component of the architecture. When and where do we use MP-BGP, where do we redistribute which protocol, and so forth. You will have to do a lot of figuring out on your own, which will certainly mean a lot of guessing. And that is NOT why I bought... Read more
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Details, Details, and more Details,
This review is from: MPLS and VPN Architectures (Hardcover)This is a very useful reference book that had enough details for almost anybody. With the informaiton provided you can design, implement, and deploy MPLS-VPNs in a short timeframe. In addition, there are several good overviews for new MPLSers. Job very well done!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
confusing, badly structured,
This review is from: MPLS and VPN Architectures (Hardcover)If you are looking for a clearly written book on mpls and vpn, don't buy this one. You probably will get much useful information from cisco's website.
The book is carried in a confusing way and the authors can't present clearly what problem they're trying to solve, or the logics behind the solutions. Most parts of the books is words piled up together without much meaning or logic.
I. MPLS TECHNOLOGY AND CONFIGURATION.
II. MPLS-BASED VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS.
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