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rick gallagher's mpls training guide: building multi-protocol label switching networks
Rick Gallagher's MPLS Training Guide: Building Multi-Protocol Label Switching Networks
by Rick Gallaher  ISBN:1932266003
Syngress Publishing © 2003 (301 pages)

This book introduces readers to MPLS concepts, installation, migration, operation, inspection, and troubleshooting, discusses specific router and switch platforms, cell mode MPLS, traffic engineering, and more.

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Rick Gallaher's MPLS Training Guide—Building Multi Protocol Label Switching Networks
Chapter 1- The Fundamentals of MPLS Networks and Data Flow
Chapter 2- MPLS Label Distribution
Chapter 3- MPLS Signaling
Chapter 4- MPLS Network Reliance and Recovery
Chapter 5- MPLS Traffic Engineering
Chapter 6- Introduction to MPl S and GMPLS
Chapter 7- Virtual Private Networks and MPLS
Chapter 8- Quality of Service Meets MPLS
Chapter 9- MPLS Marketing
Appendix A- Answer Key for Chapter Exercises
Appendix B- Glossary
Appendix C- A Brief History of Ethereal
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Sidebars

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Many large to mid-size enterprise and private networks are examining the benefits of MPLS. The biggest benefit of migrating to MPLS is the savings that it promises through convergence and additional services. MPLS offers the ability to construct a scalable network that can handle data, voice, and video conferencing. The cry from CTOs around the world has been for converged networks: one infrastructure, one bill. Rick Gallaher’s MPLS Training Guide will provide you with a broadly based, multi-vendor view of MPLS.

  • Learn the Fundamentals of MPLS Networks: Understand MPLS and MPLS network construction and learn about data flow in MPLS networks.
  • See How Circuit Switching By Label is Changing: Explore the methods of MPLS Label Distribution: static routing and dynamic signaling and label distribution.
  • Explore the Fundamentals of MPLS Signaling: Review the history of signaling, call setup procedures, traffic control measures, and the advantages and disadvantages of lading signaling and traffic control protocols.
  • Protect Your Network and Ensure Rapid Recovery: Get an introduction to MPLS Network Reliance and Recovery, including coverage of Cisco’s Tunnel Builder Vendor Solution.
  • Calculate How Much Bandwidth You Need: Understand the four aspects of traffic engineering and see how to use bandwidth provisioning and subscribing.
  • Review the Framework of Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS): Prepare for the future of your network using GMPLS for centralized control, automatic provisioning, load balancing, bandwidth on demand, and more.
  • Prepare an MPLS VPN Solution: Use MPLS VPNs to provide a flexible VPN solution to service providers and ISPs.
  • Monitor and Police QoS Problems: Measure, mark, and police packets in a data network and measure QoS by monitoring latency, jitter, and dropped packets.

About the Author

Rick Gallaher began his career in telecommunications as an international satellite communications engineer. His extensive career experience spans the telecommunications gamut from field technician to consulting engineer. Using his background in both voice and data communication, he has delivered training around the world for government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Rick has published several articles for a variety of technical journals and periodicals on MPLS, VoIP, WiFi, and QoS; these articles networking have been widely read and referenced by international scholars, industry white papers, and government publications. As the Founder and CEO of Telecommunications Technical Services, Inc., he is a highly respected business strategist, technical consultant, and entrepreneur.

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