- Hardcover: 672 pages
- Publisher: Cisco Press; 1 edition (December 22, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1587051095
- ISBN-13: 978-1587051098
- Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.6 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,096,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
Learn practical guidelines for designing and deploying a scalable BGP routing architecture
* Up-to-date coverage of BGP features such as performance tuning, multiprotocol BGP, MPLS VPN, and multicast BGP
* In-depth coverage of advanced BGP topics to help design a complex BGP routing architecture
* Practical design tips proven in the field with large-scale networks
* Extensive configuration examples and case studies
Advanced BGP Design and Implementation focuses on real-world problems and provides not only design solutions, but also the background on why they are appropriate and a practical overview of how they apply in a top-down design. The BGP protocol is being used in both service provider and enterprise networks. The design goals of these two groups are different, leading to different architectures being used in each environment. The book breaks out the separate goals, and resulting solutions for each group to assist the reader in further understanding different solution strategies.
This title starts by identifying key features and functionality in BGP. It then delves into the topics of performance tuning, routing policy development, and architectural scalability. It progresses by examining the challenges for both the service provider and enterprise customers, and provides practical guidelines and a design framework for each. The book finishes up by closely looking at the more recent extensions to BGP through multiprotocol BGP for MPLS-VPN, IP Multicast, IPv6, and CLNS. How these technologies rely on BGP and how they should be deployed is explained.
Each chapter is generally organized into the following sections: Introduction, Design and Implementation Guidelines, Case Studies, and Summary.
About the Author
Randy Zhang, Ph.D., CCIE No. 5659, is a network consulting engineer at Cisco Systems Advanced Engineering Services (AES), supporting Cisco strategic service provider and enterprise customers.
Micah Bartell, CCIE No. 5069, is a network consulting engineer at Cisco Systems. He is a member of the ISP Experts team in Advanced Engineering Services, providing support to Cisco strategic service provider and enterprise customers. He is a recognized expert in the area of large-scale IP network design, with a strong focus on BGP, IS-IS, and IP Multicast.
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A definite read for anyone pursuing CCIP or CCIE certification, or if you work with BGP and need to get a deeper knowledge of it's workings.
Advanced BGP design concepts are presented in a logical flow and practical design scenarios are included to help you understand how and why the concept is deployed. In addition to advanced BGP designs, topics covered are performance tuning, policy control, Enterprise and Service Provider design guidelines, MPLS VPN, Multicast and IPv6. These are topics not clearly discussed in Cisco documentation with this same emphasis on learning advanced BGP concepts. My only wish (not a complaint in any way) is that a chapter or appendix was included as a general BGP review for reference. Maybe in the 2nd edition as the book is updated? Kudos to the authors and Cisco Press for compiling this information in such a useful and readable book! Highly recommend!!
This book covers information that is either extremely hard to find, privileged information or it just hadn't been documented yet. This book gives you the knobs to turn, to tune BGP into everything it can be.
I think the book is laid out very well. The authors do a great job of laying down foundational information on the subjects that are discussed in later chapters. The book starts off and goes 0 to 60 in about two chapters. Advanced topics and issues are discussed first, so the reader is not left in the dust when the more complex topics and details are covered.
There are some great tip pertaining to BGP convergence tuning. The chapter is very well documented with several supporting examples. Some of the sections give great detail and are easily understood, but there are no command examples of how to implement the information. For example, TCP tuning is well documented, but there is no information on how to change the Maximum Segment Size on a router. Another great section pertains to how to leverage a feature in OSPF so that OSPF is aware of BGP. Unfortunately, the feature appears to be limited to a special IOS release. So certain sections would require the reader to either know how to implement the information or to look up the related commands to implement the information.
The book contains information on everything from building a BGP network Core to Load Balancing in a Multihome Environment. It focuses on how to make BGP scalable and how to configure BGP to maximize performance. Making this book essential for any Networking Professional that has or will deploy BGP. There are more tips and suggestions on architectural considerations than any other reference I've seen relating to the implementation of BGP.
The use of confederations, Route Reflectors and VPN/MPLS are well documented and studied in this book. The Authors have done a wonderful job of explaining the challenges of using Route Reflectors and Confederations and even how to migrate the two. These topics are very complex in nature, yet the books explanations and supporting diagrams are easy to follow, turning a complex issue into a manageable one.
The book has several supporting diagrams and tables that reinforce the author's message. I found the diagrams to be easy to follow and understand. Most all of the commands that are listed in the book have examples of output and highlighting to help weed through the output information and draw out the points.
A good portion of the book relates to the Internet Service Providers use of the BGP protocol. I say about half the book covers ISP related material and the other half for the Enterprise Engineer that want to get a good handle on BGP and make it scale.
This book is best suited for Intermediate to Expert Networking professionals. Because of it's heavy information on ISP related features, I'd say that Networking Professionals in the ISP space would get the most bang out of this book, not to count out the Enterprise folks though. This book has a wealth of information that can help the Enterprise professionals take a BGP implementation to the next level or perhaps fine tune the protocol to get maximum performance.
With that being said, we can also say that BGP didnt really evolved since and I can assure you that this book is a must read to understand BGP.
I guess you will need some fundamentals to start the book because you are directly jumping into the core of BGP (Advanced BGP introduction)
You ll learn the different attributes of course (Simple review) and the way that the Control plane and Data planes are handled with BGP. Then the authors teach you how to improve the performance of this protocol. The approach is great because it cames with some nice example ! The case study are also very usefull !
The Part II and III are focusing the way to design your BGP networks in both enterprise and ISP domain (The route reflector/Confederation part is so great for ISP guys but also for enterprise you that wanna dig deeper
You will find 4 cases studies into this part. I have never went that deep into my CCIE RS studies for sure !
The book is ending with MP BGP (MPLS VPN,IPV6,Multicast part)
it's missing some recent features of BGP like next hop tracking but this is just a very small part of BGP so it's not a big deal,
Honestly this is the best book to read if you want some Advanced BGP understanding.