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Interconnecting Data Centers Using Vpls (Ensure Business Continuance on Virtualized Networks by Implementing Layer 2 Connectivity Across Layer 3) (Networking Technology)by Nash Darukhanawalla
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As data centers grow in size and complexity, enterprises are adopting server virtualization technologies such as VMware, VMotion, NIC teaming, and server clustering to achieve increased efficiency of resources and to ensure business resilience. However, these technologies often involve significant expense and challenges to deal with complex multisite interconnections and to maintain the high availability of network resources and applications.
Interconnecting Data Centers Using VPLS presents Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) based solutions that provide high-speed, low-latency network and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) isolation between data centers resulting in significant cost savings and a highly resilient virtualized network. The design guidance, configuration examples, and best practices presented in this book have been validated under the Cisco Validated Design (CVD) System Assurance program to facilitate faster, more reliable and more predictable deployments. The presented solutions include detailed information about issues that relate to large Layer 2 bridging domains and offer guidance for extending VLANs over Layer 3 networks using VPLS technology.
Implementing this breakthrough Data Center Interconnect (DCI) strategy will evolve your network to support current server virtualization techniques and to provide a solid foundation for emerging approaches. The book takes you from the legacy deployment models for DCI, problems associated with extending Layer 2 networks, through VPN technologies, to various MST-, EEM-, and GRE-based deployment models and beyond. Although this book is intended to be read cover-to-cover, it is designed to be flexible and allow you to easily move between chapters to develop the solution most compatible with your requirements.
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.
Book News Annotation:
Darukhanawalla (engineering management, Cisco Enhanced Customer Aligned Test Services) and Bellagamba (Multiprotocal Label Switching expert) provide Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)-based solutions for a high-speed, low-latency network and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) isolation between data centers. They also provide detailed information on issues relating to large Layer 2 bridging domains and guidance for extending VLANS over Layer 3 networks with VPLS technology. the solutions included have been validated under the Cisco Validated Design System Assurance program. The book is intended for a technical audience. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Virtualization techniques were developed to solve many problems with business continuance, however these solutions now pose severe network challenges and business continuance issues of their own. This book describes Cisco's break-through solutions that evolve your network toward support of server virtualization techniques ensuring a highly-resilient network solution by implementing Layer 2 connectivity across Layer 3 network infrastructure using VPLS.
About the Author
Nash Darukhanawalla is currently an engineering manager in the Cisco Enhanced Customer Aligned Test Services (ECATS) organization. He has written several white papers on various technologies and recently wrote the System Assurance Guide on High Availability Campus Network design - Routed Access using EIGRP or OSPF. Patrice Bellagamba has participated in the growth of MPLS since 1999. He is a recognized expert on this technology and has been leading the MPLS techtorial at Networkers Europe since its inception. Patrice focuses on service providers and enterprises because of their adoption of the IP and MPLS technologies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Data Center Layer 2 Interconnect
Chapter 2 Appraising Virtual Private LAN Service
Chapter 3 High Availability for Extended Layer 2 Networks
Chapter 4 MPLS Traffic Engineering
Chapter 5 Data Center Interconnect: Architecture Alternatives
Chapter 6 Case Studies for Data Center Interconnect
Chapter 7 Data Center Multilayer Infrastructure Design
Chapter 8 MST-Based Deployment Models
Chapter 9 EEM-Based Deployment Models
Chapter 10 GRE-Based Deployment Models
Chapter 11 Additional Design Considerations
Chapter 12 VPLS PE Redundancy Using Inter-Chassis Communication Protocol
Chapter 13 Evolution of Data Center Interconnect
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