End-to-End QoS Network Design: Quality of Service for Rich-Media & Cloud Networks

End-to-End QoS Network Design: Quality of Service for Rich-Media & Cloud Networks

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by Tim Szigeti, Christina Hattingh, Robert Barton, Kenneth Briley Jr.

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End-to-End QoS Network Design

Quality of Service for Rich-Media & Cloud Networks Second Edition

New best practices, technical strategies, and proven designs for maximizing QoS in complex networks

This authoritative guide to deploying, managing, and optimizing QoS with Cisco technologies has been thoroughly revamped to reflect the newest

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End-to-End QoS Network Design

Quality of Service for Rich-Media & Cloud Networks Second Edition

New best practices, technical strategies, and proven designs for maximizing QoS in complex networks

This authoritative guide to deploying, managing, and optimizing QoS with Cisco technologies has been thoroughly revamped to reflect the newest applications, best practices, hardware, software, and tools for modern networks.

This new edition focuses on complex traffic mixes with increased usage of mobile devices, wireless network access, advanced communications, and video. It reflects the growing heterogeneity of video traffic, including passive streaming video, interactive video, and immersive videoconferences. It also addresses shifting bandwidth constraints and congestion points; improved hardware, software, and tools; and emerging QoS applications in network security.

The authors first introduce QoS technologies in high-to-mid-level technical detail, including protocols, tools, and relevant standards. They examine new QoS demands and requirements, identify reasons to reevaluate current QoS designs, and present new strategic design recommendations. Next, drawing on extensive experience, they offer deep technical detail on campus wired and wireless QoS design; next-generation wiring closets; QoS design for data centers, Internet edge, WAN edge, and branches; QoS for IPsec VPNs, and more.

Tim Szigeti, CCIE No. 9794 is a Senior Technical Leader in the Cisco System Design Unit. He has specialized in QoS for the past 15 years and authored Cisco TelePresence Fundamentals.

Robert Barton, CCIE No. 6660 (R&S and Security), CCDE No. 2013::6 is a Senior Systems Engineer in the Cisco Canada Public Sector Operation. A registered Professional Engineer (P. Eng), he has 15 years of IT experience and is primarily focused on wireless and security architectures.

Christina Hattingh spent 13 years as Senior Member of Technical Staff in Unified Communications (UC) in Cisco’s Services Routing Technology Group (SRTG). There, she spoke at Cisco conferences, trained sales staff and partners, authored books, and advised customers.

Kenneth Briley, Jr., CCIE No. 9754, is a Technical Lead in the Cisco Network Operating Systems Technology Group. With more than a decade of QoS design/implementation experience, he is currently focused on converging wired and wireless QoS.

n Master a proven, step-by-step best-practice approach to successful QoS deployment

n Implement Cisco-validated designs related to new and emerging applications

n Apply best practices for classification, marking, policing, shaping, markdown, and congestion management/avoidance

n Leverage the new Cisco Application Visibility and Control feature-set to perform deep-packet inspection to recognize more than 1000 different applications

n Use Medianet architecture elements specific to QoS configuration, monitoring, and control

n Optimize QoS in rich-media campus networks using the Cisco Catalyst 3750, Catalyst 4500, and Catalyst 6500

n Design wireless networks to support voice and video using a Cisco centralized or converged access WLAN

n Achieve zero packet loss in GE/10GE/40GE/100GE data center networks

n Implement QoS virtual access data center designs with the Cisco Nexus 1000V

n Optimize QoS at the enterprise customer edge

n Achieve extraordinary levels of QoS in service provider edge networks

n Utilize new industry standards and QoS technologies, including IETF RFC 4594, IEEE 802.1Q-2005, HQF, and NBAR2

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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Meet the Author

Tim Szigeti, CCIE No. 9794, is a senior technical leader in the Systems Design Unit at Cisco Systems, where his role is to design network architectures for enterprise mobility solutions. He has specialized in quality of service technologies for the past 15 years, during which time he has authored many technical papers, design guides, and two Cisco Press books: End-to-End QoS Network Design (version 1) and Cisco TelePresence Fundamentals.

Robert Barton, CCIE No. 6660, is located in Vancouver, where he lives with his wife and two children. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in engineering physics, and is a registered professional engineer. Rob holds dual CCIEs, in Routing and Switching and Security, and was also the first CCDE in Canada. Rob joined Cisco from ArrowPoint Communications, where he worked as a data center specialist supporting many of the largest corporations in Canada. In the time since ArrowPoint was acquired by Cisco, Rob has worked as a public sector systems engineer, primarily focused on wireless and security architectures. Currently, Rob is working on SmartGrid network technologies, including smart meter and intelligent substation design.

Christina Hattingh spent 13 years as a senior member of the technical staff in Unified Communications (UC) in the Enterprise Networking Routing Group (formerly Services Routing Technology Group or SRTG) at Cisco Systems. The SRTG products, including the Cisco 2900/3900 and 2800/3800 series ISR platforms and their predecessors, were the first Cisco platforms to converge voice, data, and video traffic and services on IP networks by offering TDM gateway interfaces, WAN interfaces, call control, and QoS features. The ISR series of routers often live at smaller remote offices and therefore at the edge of the WAN, where the need for QoS services is most sensitive. In this role, Christina spoke at Cisco Live conferences, trained Cisco sales staff and Cisco resale partners on router-based UC technologies, authored several Cisco Press books, and advised customers on UC network deployment and design, including QoS designs and helping them through the TDM to SIP trunk industry transition.

Kenneth Briley, Jr., CCIE No. 9754 is a technical lead in the Network Operating Systems Technology Group at Cisco Systems. For over 10 years, he has specialized in quality of service design and implementation in customer environments, alignment of QoS features and functions, and the marketing of new products that leverage QoS technologies. During this time, he has written several deployment guides and whitepapers, presented at Cisco Live, and most recently has focused on the convergence of wired and wireless quality of service.

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Are you a network administrator tasked with deploying QoS technologies? If you are, then this book is for you! Authors Tim Szigeti, Christina Hattingh, Robert Barton and Kenneth Briley Jr., have done an outstanding job of writing a second edition of a book which reflects the evolution of industry standards relating to QoS. Authors Szigeti, Hattingh, Barton and Briley,  begin by providing a brief history lesson on quality of service and the quality of experience evolution, by introducing fundamental QoS concepts, standards and evolutionary changes. Then, the authors present an overview on how QoS tools interrelate, and introduce Cisco’s IOS-based Modular QoS command-line interface--the common syntax structure for configuring QoS across most Cisco platforms. They continue by describing the various classification options for distinguishing one packet from another, which is the requisite first step in providing differentiated services. Then, the authors discuss various tools that can be used to meter and regulate packet flows, including policers, shapers and markers. They then show you how to deal with bottlenecks in the network, by addressing both queuing tools and early-dropping tools. Next, the authors introduce the concepts of bandwidth reservations and endpoint/infrastructure signaling to communicate how and when such reservations are to be made. The authors continue by examining IPv6 packet formats; classification and marketing options; and, how QoS tools are to be configured in IPv6 networks or in mixed IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Then, they give a brief overview of the Medianet architecture, with particular focus on the aspects of Medianet specific to QoS configuration and monitoring. Next, the authors present deep packet inspection technologies for application identification, classification, and monitoring; and, how these can be used within the network. They also examine current business trends impacting QoS designs and various application-class QoS requirements. Then, the authors show you how to combine the QoS tools and business requirements, and how to formulate these into QoS strategic models to address basic, intermediate, and advanced requirements. They continue by discussing the business and technical considerations that come into play when defining an end-to-end QoS strategy. Then, the authors present an overview of the various considerations and recommendations relating to campus QoS design, including trust boundaries, per-port versus per-VLANdesign options, and EtherChannel QoS considerations. Next, they detail the best practice QoS designs at a configuration level for Cisco Catalyst 3750 series switches in the role of a campus access layer edge switch. The authors also detail configuration recommendations for a Cisco Catalyst 4500 series switch in the role of a campus distribution layer switch. Finally, they detail configuration recommendations for Cisco ISR G2 routers in the roles of GET VPN routers. The number one goal of this excellent book is to present the many aspects of the quality of service design, including an overview of the tools; strategic and tactical design recommendations; and, platform-specific configuration details. In addition, this great book also shows QoS as entailing a significant amount of fundamental technological concepts; as well as, platform-specific implementation detail.