Synopses & Reviews
Discover why routers in the Juniper MX Series, with their advanced feature sets and record breaking scale, are so popular among enterprises and network service providers. This authoritative book shows you step-by-step how to implement high-density, high-speed Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet services, using Router Engine DDoS Protection, Multi-chassis LAG, Inline NAT, IPFIX/J-Flow, and many other Juniper MX features.
Written by Juniper Network engineers, each chapter covers a specific Juniper MX vertical and includes review questions to help you test what you learn.
- Delve into the Juniper MX architecture, including the next generation Junos Trio chipset
- Explore Juniper MXs bridging, VLAN mapping, and support for thousands of virtual switches
- Add an extra layer of security by combining Junos DDoS protection with firewall filters
- Create a firewall filter framework that only applies filters specific to your network
- Discover the advantages of hierarchical scheduling
- Combine Juniper MX routers, using a virtual chassis or Multi-chassis LAG
- Install network services such as Network Address Translation (NAT) inside the Trio chipset
- Examine Junos high availability features and protocols on Juniper MX
"For the no-nonsense engineer who likes to get down to it, The Juniper MX Series targets both service providers and enterprises with an illustrative style supported by diagrams, tables, code blocks, and CLI output. Readers will discover features they didn't know about before and can't resist putting them into production."
—Ethan Banks, CCIE #20655, Packet Pushers Podcast Host
Why is there such fervent demand by enterprises and network service providers worldwide for the MX Series from Juniper Networks? With this authoritative book demonstrates how this routing device provides groundbreaking performance for high-density and high-speed Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet services. Youll get in-depth coverage of new features—including Multi-chassis LAG, Router Engine DDoS Protection, Inline NAT, and IPFLOW—all enabled by the next generation Junos Trio chipset.
About the Author
Douglas Richard Hanks Jr. is a Data Center Architect with Juniper Networks and focuses on solution architecture. Previously he was a Senior Systems Engineer with Juniper Networks supporting large enterprise accounts such as Chevron, HP, and Zynga. He is certified with Juniper Networks as JNCIE-ENT #213 and JNCIE-SP #875. Douglas interests are network engineering and architecture for enterprise and service provider technologies. He is the author of several Day One books published by Juniper Networks Books. Douglas is also the co-founder of the Bay Area Juniper Users Group (BAJUG). When he isnt busy with networking, Douglas enjoys computer programming, photography, and Arduino hacking. Douglas can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @douglashanksjr.
Harry Reynolds has over thirty years experience in the networking industry, with the last 20 years focused on LANs and LAN interconnection. He is CCIE # 4977, and JNCIE # 3, and also holds various other industry and teaching certifications. Harry was a contributing author to Juniper Network Complete Reference (McGraw-Hill, 2002), and wrote the JNCIE and JNCIP Study Guides (Sybex Books, 2003). As a co-author he wrote Junos Enterprise Routing and Junos Enterprise Switching (OReilly, 2007 and 2009 respectively). Prior to joining Juniper, Harry served in the US Navy as an Avionics Technician, worked for equipment manufacturer Micom Systems, and spent much time developing and presenting hands-on technical training curriculums targeted to both enterprise and service provider needs. Harry has developed and presented internetworking classes for organizations such as American Institute, American Research Group, Hill Associates, and Data Training Resources. Currently Harry performs Customer Specific Testing that simulates one of the nation's largest private IP backbones at multi-dimensional scale. When the testing and writing is done, a rare event to be sure, Harry can be found in his backyard metal shop trying to make Japanese style blades.
Table of Contents
Douglas's Dedication; Harry's Dedication; About the Authors; About the Lead Technical Reviewers; About the Technical Reviewers; Preface; No Apologies; Book Topology; What's in This Book?; Conventions Used in This Book; Using Code Examples; Safari® Books Online; How to Contact Us; Chapter 1: Juniper MX Architecture; 1.1 Junos; 1.2 Juniper MX Chassis; 1.3 Trio; 1.4 Line Cards and Modules; 1.5 Switch and Control Board; 1.6 MX2020; 1.7 Summary; 1.8 Chapter Review Questions; 1.9 Chapter Review Answers; Chapter 2: Bridging, VLAN Mapping, IRB, and Virtual Switches; 2.1 Isn't the MX a Router?; 2.2 Layer 2 Networking; 2.3 Junos Interfaces; 2.4 Interface Bridge Configuration; 2.5 Service Provider Interface Bridge Configuration; 2.6 Enterprise Interface Bridge Configuration; 2.7 Service Provider VLAN Mapping; 2.8 Bridge Domains; 2.9 Integrated Routing and Bridging; 2.10 Virtual Switch; 2.11 Summary; 2.12 Chapter Review Questions; 2.13 Chapter Review Answers; Chapter 3: Stateless Filters, Hierarchical Policing, and Tri-Color Marking; 3.1 Firewall Filter and Policer Overview; 3.2 Filter Operation; 3.3 Policing; 3.4 Applying Filters and Policers; 3.5 Bridge Filtering Case Study; 3.6 Chapter Review Questions; 3.7 Chapter Review Answers; Chapter 4: Routing Engine Protection and DDoS Prevention; 4.1 RE Protection Case Study; 4.2 DDoS Protection Case Study; 4.3 DDoS Case Study; 4.4 Mitigate DDoS Attacks; 4.5 BGP Flow-Specification Case Study; 4.6 Chapter Review Questions; 4.7 Chapter Review Answers; Chapter 5: Trio Class of Service; 5.1 MX CoS Capabilities; 5.2 Trio CoS Flow; 5.3 Hierarchical CoS; 5.4 Trio Scheduling and Queuing; 5.5 MX Trio CoS Defaults; 5.6 Predicting Queue Throughput; 5.7 CoS Lab; 5.8 Add H-CoS for Subscriber Access; 5.9 Chapter Review Questions; 5.10 Chapter Review Answers; Chapter 6: MX Virtual Chassis; 6.1 What is Virtual Chassis?; 6.2 MX-VC Configuration; 6.3 VCP Interface Class of Service; 6.4 Summary; 6.5 Chapter Review Questions; 6.6 Chapter Review Answers; Chapter 7: Trio Inline Services; 7.1 What are Trio Inline Services?; 7.2 J-Flow; 7.3 Network Address Translation; 7.4 Tunnel Services; 7.5 Port Mirroring; 7.6 Summary; 7.7 Chapter Review Questions; 7.8 Chapter Review Answers; Chapter 8: Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation; 8.1 Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation; 8.2 Inter-Chassis Control Protocol; 8.3 MC-LAG Modes; 8.4 Case Study; 8.5 Summary; 8.6 Chapter Review Questions; 8.7 Chapter Review Answers; Chapter 9: Junos High Availability on MX Routers; 9.1 Junos High-Availability Feature Overview; 9.2 Graceful Routing Engine Switchover; 9.3 Graceful Restart; 9.4 Nonstop Routing and Bridging; 9.5 In-Service Software Upgrades; 9.6 ISSU Lab; 9.7 Chapter Review Questions; 9.8 Chapter Review Answers; Colophon;