This book is your official self–study guide for the Alcatel–Lucent Service Routing Architect (SRA) certification. The certification requires a solid understanding of all the fundamental technologies for IP/MPLS VPN networks in use today. The book is loaded with many practical configuration and troubleshooting exercises and is an invaluable reference source to the working network engineer.
After reading this book you will be able to:
- Configure policies in Alcatel–Lucent SR OS to control the selection of BGP routes
- Describe the implementation of different VPRN topologies
- Configure inter–AS VPRNs and carrier supporting carrier (CSC) networks
- Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 multicast routing
- Configure Draft Rosen and NG MVPN networks in SR OS
- Configure and verify mLDP and RSVP–TE P2MP LSPs
"... an ideal addition to the bookshelf of all network design professionals, especially those looking to study for the Alcatel–Lucent SRA certification exam. It features detailed examples, diagrams and lab exercises combined with well written explanations of cutting edge technologies deployed in the market today."
Alcatel–Lucent SRA No. 150
IP Network Design Consultant
"It′s rare to find a book which includes all of the essential content that make it truly useful as both a teaching resource and a learning resource... It′s now one of the must–have texts for advanced–level university networking courses that I teach. I highly recommend it."
Professor for Bachelor of IT Networking degree Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
"... an excellent reference book for today′s service providers for their training, researching and engineering."
Alcatel–Lucent NRS II No. 1128
Senior Enterprise IP Network Planner, Rogers Communications Inc.
"... a comprehensive encyclopedia related to the design and troubleshooting of Alcatel–Lucent Service Router networks."
Alcatel–Lucent 3RP No. 552
Senior Network Engineer, NetNordic
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Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview 1
Part I Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Chapter 2 Internet Architecture 19
Chapter 3 BGP Fundamentals 33
Chapter 4 Implementing BGP in Alcatel–Lucent SR OS 63
Chapter 5 Implementing BGP Policies on Alcatel–Lucent SR 131
Chapter 6 Scaling iBGP 233
Chapter 7 Additional BGP Features 287
Part II Virtual Private Routed Networks (VPRNs)
Chapter 8 Basic VPRN Operation 341
Chapter 9 Advanced VPRN Topologies and Services 403
Chapter 10 Inter–AS VPRNs 477
Chapter 11 Carrier Supporting Carrier VPRN 539
Part III Multicast Routing
Chapter 12 Multicast Introduction 595
Chapter 13 Multicast Routing Protocols 625
Chapter 14 Multicast Resiliency 713
Chapter 15 Multicast Virtual Private Networks (MVPNs) 771
Chapter 16 Draft Rosen 791
Chapter 17 NG MVPN 857
Appendix Chapter Assessment Questions and Answers 963
Glenn Warnock is a telecom professional at Alcatel–Lucent and has been a key member of the Service Routing Certification Team since 2006. Previously, Glenn worked for AT&T Canada, Apple Computer, and Nortel Networks.
Mira Ghafary is an IP Service Routing Certification Subject Matter Expert at Alcatel–Lucent.
Ghassan Shaheen is a course–ware developer at Alcatel–Lucent.