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CCDE Study Guide

Author: Marwan Al-shawi

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 013413589X

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 3005

The authoritative, business-driven study resource for the tough CCDE Practical Exam CCDE Study Guide is written and reviewed by CCDE engineers and helps you to both improve your design skills and to study for and pass the CCDE exam. Network design is an art, combining broad technology knowledge and experience. This book covers a broad number of technologies, protocols and design options, and considerations that can bring these aspects together and show how they can be used and thought about based on different requirements and business goals. Therefore, this book does not attempt to teach foundational technology knowledge, instead each section: Highlights, discusses, and compares the limitations and advantages of the different design options in terms of scalability, performance, flexibility, availability, complexity, security, and so on to simplify the job and help you understand what technology, protocol, or design options should be selected and why, based on the business or application requirements or to fix a broken design that need to be optimized Covers design aspects of different protocols and technologies, and how they map with different requirements Highlights drivers toward using these technologies whether it is intended for enterprise or service provider network, depending on the topic and technology Using a business-driven approach, CCDE Study Guide helps you analyze business and technical requirements and develop network designs that are based on these business needs and goals, taking into account both the technical and non-technical design constraints. The various “scenario-based” design examples discussed in this book will help you craft design approaches and requirements analysis on such topics as converged enterprise network architectures, service provider network architectures, and data centers. The book also addresses high availability, IPv6, multicast, QoS, security, and network management design considerations, presenting you with an in-depth evaluation of a broad range of technologies and environments. Whether you are preparing for the CCDE exam or simply wish to gain better insight into the art of network design in a variety of environments, this book helps you learn how to think like an expert network designer as well as analyze and compare the different design options, principles, and protocols based on different design requirements. Master a business-driven approach to designing enterprise, service provider, and data center networks Analyze the design impact of business, functional, and application requirements Learn from scenario-based examples, including converged enterprise networks, service provider networks, and cloud-based data centers Overcome design limitations and fix broken designs Review design options and considerations related to Layer 2 and Layer 3 control plane protocols Build designs that accommodate new services and applications Consider design options for modern campus networks, including network virtualization Design WAN edge and Internet edge blocks in enterprise networks Review the architectural elements of a service provider-grade network Plan MPLS VPN network environments, including L2VPN and L3VPN Interconnect different networks or routing domains Design traditional, virtualized, and cloud-based data center networks Interconnect dispersed data center networks to protect business continuity Achieve appropriate levels of operational uptime and network resiliency Integrate IPv6, multicast, QoS, security, and network management into your designs
Computers

CCDE Study Guide

Author: Marwan Al-Shawi

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 9781587144615

Category: Computers

Page: 608

View: 7429

The authoritative, business-driven study resource for the tough CCDE Practical Exam CCDE Study Guide is written and reviewed by CCDE engineers and helps you to both improve your design skills and to study for and pass the CCDE exam. Network design is an art, combining broad technology knowledge and experience. This book covers a broad number of technologies, protocols and design options, and considerations that can bring these aspects together and show how they can be used and thought about based on different requirements and business goals. Therefore, this book does not attempt to teach foundational technology knowledge, instead each section: Highlights, discusses, and compares the limitations and advantages of the different design options in terms of scalability, performance, flexibility, availability, complexity, security, and so on to simplify the job and help you understand what technology, protocol, or design options should be selected and why, based on the business or application requirements or to fix a broken design that need to be optimized Covers design aspects of different protocols and technologies, and how they map with different requirements Highlights drivers toward using these technologies whether it is intended for enterprise or service provider network, depending on the topic and technology Using a business-driven approach, CCDE Study Guide helps you analyze business and technical requirements and develop network designs that are based on these business needs and goals, taking into account both the technical and non-technical design constraints. The various "scenario-based" design examples discussed in this book will help you craft design approaches and requirements analysis on such topics as converged enterprise network architectures, service provider network architectures, and data centers. The book also addresses high availability, IPv6, multicast, QoS, security, and network management design considerations, presenting you with an in-depth evaluation of a broad range of technologies and environments. Whether you are preparing for the CCDE exam or simply wish to gain better insight into the art of network design in a variety of environments, this book helps you learn how to think like an expert network designer as well as analyze and compare the different design options, principles, and protocols based on different design requirements. Master a business-driven approach to designing enterprise, service provider, and data center networks Analyze the design impact of business, functional, and application requirements Learn from scenario-based examples, including converged enterprise networks, service provider networks, and cloud-based data centers Overcome design limitations and fix broken designs Review design options and considerations related to Layer 2 and Layer 3 control plane protocols Build designs that accommodate new services and applications Consider design options for modern campus networks, including network virtualization Design WAN edge and Internet edge blocks in enterprise networks Review the architectural elements of a service provider-grade network Plan MPLS VPN network environments, including L2VPN and L3VPN Interconnect different networks or routing domains Design traditional, virtualized, and cloud-based data center networks Interconnect dispersed data center networks to protect business continuity Achieve appropriate levels of operational uptime and network resiliency Integrate IPv6, multicast, QoS, security, and network management into your designs
Computers

CCDE Quick Reference

Author: Russ White,Mosaddaq Turabi

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781587059216

Category: Computers

Page: 91

View: 2671

CCDE Quick Reference (Digital Short Cut) Russ White, CCIE No. 2635 Mosaddaq Turabi, CCIE No. 1864 ISBN-10: 1-58705-839-1 As a final exam-preparation tool, the CCDE Quick Reference provides a concise review of all objectives on the CCDE written exam (352-001). This Digital Short Cut provides you with detailed, graphical-based information, highlighting only the key topics in cram-style format. With this document as your guide, you will review topics on network design in the areas of routing, tunneling, quality of service, management, cost, capacity, and security. This fact-filled Quick Reference allows you to get all-important information at a glance, helping you focus your study on areas of weakness and enhancing memory retention of essential exam concepts.
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Optimal Routing Design

Author: Russ White,Alvaro Retana,Don Slice

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134390253

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 4890

Techniques for optimizing large-scale IP routing operation and managing network growth Understand the goals of scalable network design, including tradeoffs between network scaling, convergence speed, and resiliency Learn basic techniques applicable to any network design, including hierarchy, addressing, summarization, and information hiding Examine the deployment and operation of EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS protocols on large-scale networks Understand when and how to use a BGP core in a large-scale network and how to use BGP to connect to external networks Apply high availability and fast convergence to achieve 99.999 percent, or “five 9s” network uptime Secure routing systems with the latest routing protocol security best practices Understand the various techniques used for carrying routing information through a VPN Optimal Routing Design provides the tools and techniques, learned through years of experience with network design and deployment, to build a large-scale or scalable IP-routed network. The book takes an easy-to-read approach that is accessible to novice network designers while presenting invaluable, hard-to-find insight that appeals to more advanced-level professionals as well. Written by experts in the design and deployment of routing protocols, Optimal Routing Design leverages the authors’ extensive experience with thousands of customer cases and network designs. Boiling down years of experience into best practices for building scalable networks, this book presents valuable information on the most common problems network operators face when seeking to turn best effort IP networks into networks that can support Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)-type availability and reliability. Beginning with an overview of design fundamentals, the authors discuss the tradeoffs between various competing points of network design, the concepts of hierarchical network design, redistribution, and addressing and summarization. This first part provides specific techniques, usable in all routing protocols, to work around real-world problems. The next part of the book details specific information on deploying each interior gateway protocol (IGP)—including EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS—in real-world network environments. Part III covers advanced topics in network design, including border gateway protocol (BGP), high-availability, routing protocol security, and virtual private networks (VPN). Appendixes cover the fundamentals of each routing protocol discussed in the book; include a checklist of questions and design goals that provides network engineers with a useful tool when evaluating a network design; and compare routing protocols strengths and weaknesses to help you decide when to choose one protocol over another or when to switch between protocols. “The complexity associated with overlaying voice and video onto an IP network involves thinking through latency, jitter, availability, and recovery issues. This text offers keen insights into the fundamentals of network architecture for these converged environments.” —John Cavanaugh, Distinguished Services Engineer, Cisco Systems® 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.

Ccde In-Depth

Author: Orhan Ergun,Orhan Ergun Ccde

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539817192

Category:

Page: 562

View: 9484

Attaining the status of a Design Expert is what a lot of people tend to pursue, but not so many meet success in their pursuit of the CCDE. Becoming a Certified Design Expert is not really a matter of how hard you work, but how smart. You don't have all the time in the world to go making "your" mistakes, just so you could learn from them, or walking the well worn-out path and expecting different results. In this book, I have poured out my wealth of experience and expertise in the world of network design, this I have done in an easy to understand, non-textbook practical fashion without encapsulating the real thing in a sea of words. This book is written from the inside - out, for those who would like to pass both CCDE Written and Practical exams, or to gain deeper knowledge in network design. The book contains detailed systematic guide to learning: Many protocols and the technologies which are used in todays Service Provider, Enterprise, Datacenter, and Mobile operator real life network design. There are a lot of people out there who will try to teach Network Design, they do this haphazardly and at the end of the day they mess up the whole thing. This is not to say that there are no good tutors out there, but they are hard to find. And if you are lucky to find one, it is mostly theoretical and hardly any real-life practical stuff. It is all packed in here. The knowledge and insight, which I have carefully laid out in this book, will help you bag the CCDE certification and become the star that you deserve to be. Some of the areas that the book covers include: network design principles and all the best practices, tens of network design case studies, design review questions after each chapter, how real life networks look like and insight into how large companies and corporations design their network, techniques to will improve your strategic design thinking, CCDE Practical Lab design scenario, complementary study resources. Becoming a Design Expert is easy, but you have to work right and most importantly, you have to work smart.
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Designing for Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) Foundation Learning Guide

CCDP ARCH 300-320

Author: Marwan Al-shawi,Andre Laurent

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134426037

Category: Computers

Page: 944

View: 913

Designing for Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) Foundation Learning Guide, Fourth Edition · Learn about the Cisco modular enterprise architecture · Create highly available enterprise network designs · Develop optimum Layer 3 designs · Examine advanced WAN services design considerations · Evaluate data center design considerations · Design effective modern WAN and data center designs · Develop effective migration approaches to IPv6 · Design resilient IP multicast networks · Create effective network security designs Designing for Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) Foundation Learning Guide , Fourth Edition, is a Cisco-authorized, self-paced learning tool for CCDP foundation learning. This book provides you with the knowledge needed to perform the conceptual, intermediate, and detailed design of a network infrastructure that supports desired network solutions over intelligent network services to achieve effective performance, scalability, and availability. This book presents concepts and examples necessary to design converged enterprise networks. You learn additional aspects of modular campus design, advanced routing designs, WAN service designs, enterprise data center design, IP multicast design, and security design. Advanced and modern network infrastructure solutions, such as virtual private networks (VPN), Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN), and Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI), are also covered. Chapter-ending review questions illustrate and help solidify the concepts presented in the book. Whether you are preparing for CCDP certification or CCDE certification, or simply want to gain a better understanding of designing scalable and reliable network architectures, you will benefit from the foundation information presented in this book. Designing for Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) Foundation Learning Guide, Fourth Edition, is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit https://learningnetwork.cisco.com. Category: Cisco Certification Covers: CCDP ARCH 300-320
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The Art of Network Architecture

Business-Driven Design

Author: Russ White,Denise Donohue

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133259218

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 8648

The Art of Network Architecture Business-Driven Design The business-centered, business-driven guide to architecting and evolving networks The Art of Network Architecture is the first book that places business needs and capabilities at the center of the process of architecting and evolving networks. Two leading enterprise network architects help you craft solutions that are fully aligned with business strategy, smoothly accommodate change, and maximize future flexibility. Russ White and Denise Donohue guide network designers in asking and answering the crucial questions that lead to elegant, high-value solutions. Carefully blending business and technical concerns, they show how to optimize all network interactions involving flow, time, and people. The authors review important links between business requirements and network design, helping you capture the information you need to design effectively. They introduce today’s most useful models and frameworks, fully addressing modularity, resilience, security, and management. Next, they drill down into network structure and topology, covering virtualization, overlays, modern routing choices, and highly complex network environments. In the final section, the authors integrate all these ideas to consider four realistic design challenges: user mobility, cloud services, Software Defined Networking (SDN), and today’s radically new data center environments. • Understand how your choices of technologies and design paradigms will impact your business • Customize designs to improve workflows, support BYOD, and ensure business continuity • Use modularity, simplicity, and network management to prepare for rapid change • Build resilience by addressing human factors and redundancy • Design for security, hardening networks without making them brittle • Minimize network management pain, and maximize gain • Compare topologies and their tradeoffs • Consider the implications of network virtualization, and walk through an MPLS-based L3VPN example • Choose routing protocols in the context of business and IT requirements • Maximize mobility via ILNP, LISP, Mobile IP, host routing, MANET, and/or DDNS • Learn about the challenges of removing and changing services hosted in cloud environments • Understand the opportunities and risks presented by SDNs • Effectively design data center control planes and topologies
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CCNA Security 640-554 Official Cert Guide

Author: Keith Barker,Scott Morris

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1587204460

Category: Computers

Page: 647

View: 8283

Trust the best selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. CCNA Security 640-554 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. · Master Cisco CCNA Security 640-554 exam topics · Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes · Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks · Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM CCNA Security 640-554 Official Cert Guide, focuses specifically on the objectives for the Cisco CCNA Security IINS exam. Expert networking professionals Keith Barker and Scott Morris share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most. The CD also contains 90 minutes of video training on CCP, NAT, object groups, ACLs, port security on a Layer 2 switch, CP3L, and zone-based firewalls. Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA Security IINS exam, including: Network security concepts Security policies and strategies Network foundation protection (NFP) Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP) Management plane security AAA security Layer 2 security threats IPv6 security Threat mitigation and containment Access Control Lists (ACLs) Network Address Translation (NAT) Cisco IOS zone-based firewalls and ASA firewalls Intrusion prevention and detection systems Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and cryptography Site-to-site IPsec VPNs and SSL VPNs CCNA Security 640-554 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining. The print edition of the CCNA Security 640-554 Official Cert Guide contains 90 minutes of video instruction, two free, complete practice exams as well as an exclusive offer for 70% off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disc space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam Also available from Cisco Press for Cisco CCNA Security study is the CCNA Security 640-554 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test. This digital-only certification preparation product combines an eBook with enhanced Pearson IT Certification Practice Test. This integrated learning package: · Allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams · Includes direct links from each question to detailed tutorials to help you understand the concepts behind the questions · Provides unique sets of exam-realistic practice questions · Tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most
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Definitive MPLS Network Designs

Author: Jim Guichard,François Le Faucheur,Jean-Philippe Vasseur

Publisher: Cisco Systems

ISBN: 9781587142413

Category: Computers

Page: 516

View: 2541

Field-proven MPLS designs covering MPLS VPNs, pseudowire, QoS, traffic engineering, IPv6, network recovery, and multicast Understand technology applications in various service provider and enterprise topologies via detailed design studies Benefit from the authors' vast experience in MPLS network deployment and protocol design Visualize real-world solutions through clear, detailed illustrations Design studies cover various operator profiles including an interexchange carrier (IXC), a national telco deploying a multiservice backbone carrying Internet and IP VPN services as well as national telephony traffic, an international service provider with many POPs all around the globe, and a large enterprise relying on Layer-3 VPN services to control communications within and across subsidiaries Design studies are thoroughly explained through detailed text, sample configurations, and network diagrams Definitive MPLS Network Designs provides examples of how to combine key technologies at the heart of IP/MPLS networks. Techniques are presented through a set of comprehensive design studies. Each design study is based on characteristics and objectives common to a given profile of network operators having deployed MPLS and discusses all the corresponding design aspects. The book starts with a technology refresher for each of the technologies involved in the design studies. Next, a series of design studies is presented, each based on a specific hypothetical network representative of service provider and enterprise networks running MPLS. Each design study chapter delivers four elements. They open with a description of the network environment, including the set of supported services, the network topology, the POP structure, the transmission facilities, the basic IP routing design, and possible constraints. Then the chapters present design objectives, such as optimizing bandwidth usage. Following these are details of all aspects of the network design, covering VPN, QoS, TE, network recovery, and--where applicable--multicast, IPv6, and pseudowire. The chapters conclude with a summary of the lessons that can be drawn from the design study so that all types of service providers and large enterprise MPLS architects can adapt aspects of the design solution to their unique network environment and objectives. Although network architects have many resources for seeking information on the concepts and protocols involved with MPLS, there is no single resource that illustrates how to design a network that optimizes their benefits for a specific operating environment. The variety of network environments and requirements makes it difficult to provide a one-size-fits-all design recommendation. Definitive MPLS Network Designs fills this void. "This book comes as a boon to professionals who want to understand the power of MPLS and make full use of it." -Parantap Lahiri, Manager, IP Network Infrastructure Engineering, MCI Includes a FREE 45-Day Online Edition 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.
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CCNP Wireless CUWSS Quick Reference

Author: Jerome Henry

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781587142000

Category: Computers

Page: 100

View: 8507

CCNP Wireless certification addresses the need for designing, implementing, and operating Cisco Wireless networks and mobility infrastructures. CCNP Wireless certification emphasizes wireless networking principles and theory. It also recognizes the expertise and technical acumen of wireless professionals who can assess and translate network business requirements into technical specifications that in turn, are incorporated into successful installations. The 642-731 CUWSS Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey exam is one of the exams associated with the CCNP Wireless certification. This exam assesses a candidate's capability to plan and conduct a wireless site survey, to design the RF network and to conduct a post installation assessment to ensure compliancy. As a final exam preparation tool, the CCNP Wireless (CUWSS) Quick Reference provides a concise review of all objectives on the new Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey (CUWSS) Exam (642-731). This digital Quick Reference provides you with detailed, graphical-based information, highlighting only the key topics in cram-style format. With this document as your guide, you will review topics on concepts and commands that apply to planning and conducting a wireless site survey, to designing the RF network and to conducting a post installation assessment to ensure compliancy. This fact-filled Quick Reference allows you to get all-important information at a glance, helping you focus your study on areas of weakness and enhancing your memory retention of essential exam concepts.
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CCDA 640-864 Official Cert Guide

Author: Anthony Bruno,Steve Jordan

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 9780132372145

Category: Computers

Page: 800

View: 4459

This is the eBook version of the print title. Note that the eBook does not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book. Trust the best selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. CCDA 640-864 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Master Cisco CCDA 640-864 exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks CCDA 640-864 Official Cert Guide, focuses specifically on the objectives for the Cisco CCDA DESGN exam. Expert networking consultants Anthony Bruno and Steve Jordan share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCDA DESGN exam, including: Network design methodology Network structure models Enterprise LAN and data center design Enterprise network virtualization Wireless LAN design WAN technologies and design IPv4 and IPv6 RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP Route summarization and route filtering Security solutions Voice and video design Network management protocols CCDA 640-864 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.
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Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals

Author: Gustavo Alessandro Andrade Santana

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1587143240

Category: Computers

Page: 929

View: 8352

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"
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Navigating Network Complexity

Next-generation routing with SDN, service virtualization, and service chaining

Author: Russ White,Jeff (Evgeny) Tantsura

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0133987973

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 8618

Design your networks to successfully manage their growing complexity Network professionals have often been told that today’s modern control planes would simplify their networks. The opposite has happened: Technologies like SDN and NFV, although immensely valuable, are exacerbating complexity instead of solving it. Navigating Network Complexity is the first comprehensive guide to managing this complexity in both deployment and day-to-day operations. Russ White and Jeff Tantsura introduce modern complexity theory from the standpoint of the working network engineer, helping you apply it to the practical problems you face every day. Avoiding complex mathematical models, they show how to characterize network complexity, so you can understand it and control it. The authors examine specific techniques and technologies associated with network control planes, including SDNs, fast reroute, segment routing, service chaining, and cloud computing. They reveal how each of these affects network design and complexity and help you anticipate causes of failure in highly complex systems.
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IT Essentials

PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide

Author: Cisco Networking Academy

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133256669

Category: Computers

Page: 816

View: 1263

IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide, Fifth Edition IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide, Fifth Edition, supports the Cisco Networking Academy IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software version 5 course. The course is designed for Cisco Networking Academy students who want to pursue careers in IT and learn how computers work, how to assemble computers, and how to safely and securely troubleshoot hardware and software issues. As CompTIA Approved Quality Content, the course also helps you prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification exams 220-801 and 220-802. CompTIA A+ 220-801 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops, related hardware, and basic networking. CompTIA A+ 220-802 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems and configure common features, such as network connectivity and email for Android and Apple iOS mobile operating systems. Students must pass both exams to earn the CompTIA A+ certification. The features of the Companion Guide are designed to help you study and succeed in this course: -- Chapter objectives—Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. -- Key terms—Refer to the updated lists of networking vocabulary introduced, and turn to the highlighted terms in context. -- Course section numbering—Follow along with the course heading numbers to easily jump online to complete labs, activities, and quizzes referred to within the text. -- Check Your Understanding Questions and Answer Key—Evaluate your readiness with the updated end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see on the online course quizzes. -- Glossary in the back of the book to define Key Terms The lab icon in the Companion Guide indicates when there is a hands-on Lab or Worksheet to do. The Labs and Worksheets are compiled and published in the separate book, IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software Lab Manual, Fifth Edition. With more than 1300 pages of activities, including Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP variations covered in the CompTIA A+ exam objectives, practicing and performing these tasks will reinforce the concepts and help you become a successful PC technician.
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CCDP ARCH Quick Reference

Author: Kevin Wallace,Michael Watkins

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132702683

Category: Computers

Page: 98

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As a final exam preparation tool, the CCDP ARCH Quick Reference provides a concise review of all objectives on the new CCDP ARCH exam (642-873). This digital Short Cut provides you with detailed, graphical-based information, highlighting only the key topics in cram-style format. With this document as your guide, you will review topics on campus and data center design, addressing and routing, advanced WAN services, SAN design, VPN design, IP multicast design, voice over WLAN design, secure designs, designing an e-commerce module, and network management with Cisco IOS Software. This fact-filled Quick Reference allows you to get all-important information at a glance, helping you focus your study on areas of weakness and to enhance memory retention of essential exam concepts.
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Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) Foundation Learning Guide

(CCDA DESGN 640-864)

Author: Sean Wilkins

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132582422

Category: Computers

Page: 576

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Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) Foundation Learning Guide Third Edition Sean Wilkins Foundation learning for the CCDA DESGN 640-864 exam Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) Foundation Learning Guide, Third Edition, is a Cisco®-authorized, self-paced learning tool for CCDA® foundation learning. This book provides you with the knowledge needed to design enterprise networks. By reading this book, you will gain a thorough understanding of designing routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, and broadband access for businesses and organizations. Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) Foundation Learning Guide, Third Edition teaches you how to gather internetworking requirements, identify solutions, and design the network infrastructure and services to ensure basic functionality using the principles of hierarchical network design to structure and modularize a converged enterprise network design. Specific topics include understanding the design methodology; structuring and modularizing the network design; designing the Enterprise Campus, Enterprise Data Center, Enterprise Edge, and remote modules as needed; designing an addressing plan and selecting suitable routing protocols; designing basic voice transport across the network; designing a basic wireless solution; and evaluating security solutions. Chapter-ending review questions illustrate and help solidify the concepts presented in the book. Whether you are preparing for CCDA certification or simply want to gain a better understanding of network design principles, you will benefit from the foundation information presented in this book. Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) Foundation Learning Guide, Third Edition, is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining. · Understand network design methodologies and the lifecycle of a network · Learn how to structure and modularize network designs within the Cisco Network Architectures for the Enterprise · Design basic campus and data center networks · Build designs for remote connectivity with WAN technologies · Examine IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes · Select the appropriate routing protocols for various modules in the enterprise architecture · Evaluate security solutions for the network · Identify voice and video networking considerations · Understand design technologies and considerations when implementing a controller-based wireless network This book is in the Foundation Learning Guide Series. These guides are developed together with Cisco® as the only authorized, self-paced learning tools that help networking professionals build their understanding of networking concepts and prepare for Cisco certification exams.
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CCNP Voice CVoice 642-437 Quick Reference

Author: Toby Sauer,Kevin Wallace

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132375566

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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CCVP CVOICE Quick Reference (Digital Short Cut) Kevin Wallace, CCIE No. 7945 ISBN-10: 1-58705-824-3 ISBN-13: 978-1-58705-824-0 As a final exam preparation tool, the CCVP CVoice Quick Reference, Second Edition provides a concise review of all objectives on the CVoice exam (642-436). This digital Short Cut provides you with detailed, graphical-based information, highlighting only the key topics in cram-style format. With this document as your guide, you will review topics on foundational elements of VOIP calls, the description of dial plans, and the implementation of gateways, gatekeepers, and IP-IP gateways. This fact-filled Quick Reference allows you to get all-important information at a glance, helping you focus your study on areas of weakness and to enhance memory retention of essential exam concepts.