Cisco IOS XR Fundamentals (Networking Technology Series) by Mobeen Tahir, Mark Ghattas, Dawit Birhanu, Syed Natif Nawaz |, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Cisco IOS XR Fundamentals

Cisco IOS XR Fundamentals

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by Mobeen Tahir, Mark Ghattas, Dawit Birhanu, Syed Natif Nawaz
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587140075
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
Fundamentals
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
504
File size:
27 MB
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Meet the Author

Mobeen Tahir, CCIE No. 12643 (SP, R&S), is a network consulting engineer with the World Wide Service Provider Practice team in Cisco. Mobeen started his career in the communication industry in 1993 with France-based Alcatel. While working for Alcatel between 1993 and 1998, Mobeen engaged in assignments ranging from manufacturing voice switches to planning large-scale telecommunications projects. He joined Cisco in 1999 and has worked on the development testing of the IOS XR operating system for c12000 and CRS-1 platforms. His current role as a network consulting engineer at Cisco consists of designing and deploying NGN networks in the service provider space. Mobeen specializes in IOS XR—based deployments and provides consulting services to Cisco customers. Mobeen has attained master of engineering and B.S.E.E degrees from institutions in Canada and the United States. He lives with his wife and two children in Cary, North Carolina.

 

Mark Ghattas, CCIE No. 19706 (Service Provider), is a solutions architect focusing on architecture and design. He manages the World Wide Service Provider NGN Core Practice team in Advanced Services. Mark has more than 15 years of experience with data communication technologies. Mark joined Cisco Systems in 1999 and has supported strategic service providers. Mark has supported many of the first CRS-1 customers in Japan and the Asia Pacific theatre, CANSAC, Latin America, and North America. He has presented on various topics at Networkers relating to IOS XR. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and plans to earn his MBA degree.

 

Dawit Birhanu, CCIE No. 5602, is a technical leader with the World Wide Service Provider Practice team in Cisco Systems, where he is responsible for assisting global service providers with the deployment of new NGN products and technologies. He specializes in IOS XR—based platforms, QoS, MPLS, and BGP. Dawit joined Cisco Systems in 2000 and has worked on the deployment of new technologies for Cisco 12000 and CRS-1 in the service provider space. Dawit has a master of telecommunications degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master of electronics engineering degree from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. Before getting into the networking industry, Dawit was a lecturer of electrical engineering at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, between 1992 and 1995. Dawit lives with his wife and two daughters in Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

Syed Natif Nawaz,CCIE No. 8825 (SP, R&S), has more than ten years of experience in providing networking design, deployments, and escalation assistance to various service provider customers. Syed Natif Nawaz is currently the IOS XE software development manager at Cisco Systems, where he works on customer-focused software qualification/certification/deployment, feature integration, release processes, and other software quality initiatives. He has presented on various MPLS-related topics in the Networkers conference (Florida), MPLS Power Sessions (London), NANOG (Dallas), and APRICOT (Perth) and has contributed to articles such as “L2VPN: Changing and Consolidating Networks” in Techworldand “Cell Packing” in Packet Magazine. Formerly, Syed Natif Nawaz worked as a development engineer at Assured Access technologies and Alcatel, where he developed software for access concentrators. In addition to higher education in electrical and electronics from the University of Madras, Syed Natif Nawaz also holds an M.S. in computer science and engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo.

 

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Cisco IOS XR Fundamentals (Networking Technology Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I was in the need to learn and had a reference book around IOS XR because my daily job activities. Cisco IOS XR FUNDAMENTALS is the right reference guide to learn the foundations for this Cisco Line of product. It is a book that builds knowledge with the content you will see that the 12 chapter it contains explain from the fundamentals of the software, the fundamentals of the implementation of the IGP protocols, BGP, MPLS, Multicast and SDR. I cannot stop reiterating that this book is a mandatory field guide for any engineer that works with Cisco IOS XR and a must read to be introduce for the engineer that wants to learn and is starting his career on this line of product. The author build a book that has a lot of show commands that are very useful to understand all the examples of deployments it shows. I was expecting a simple topology where all the examples can be build from and follow-up on all the examples, but the topologies and example are very close to a real world implementation. In general nobody puts their attention on the appendix of a book, sometime you use them sometime no, but I will recommend taking a look at it in order to know the information that is in there, it will probably help you in the future. One chapter that is very useful to really understand what is the purpose of the book and why its content is the chapter 1 and 2, where you will learn the blueprints for the Cisco IOS XR. In addition chapter 12 helps you understand the architecture of the CR-1 and a lot of fundamentals of the main platform where the Cisco IOS XR was developed. Cisco IOS XR Fundamentals really points the blueprints around the infrastructure mainly around the network and some parts of the end point, like the servers. When it covers this part it is really sad that the only type of server technology the author points out is the IBM Data Center, probably the justification is that it only talks about the Protocol but I would like to see some other vendors or general endpoints mention like blades, rack mount servers, tower or micro tower servers. I will recommend the book as a daily personal reference because you can find out concept that will help you on your daily work when you're are designing or deploying infrastructures with Cisco IOS XR in an enterprise or a service provider. I will suggest the author that for the second edition will need to cover the architecture of all the platforms where Cisco IOS XR is used. This is a must learn platform because probably all the software around Cisco products will converge in a combination between IOS, NEXUS-OS and IOS-XR. My rating of the book is a 4, good book for reference.