The first edition of this book established itself as the definitive guide to successfully deploying and managing QoS with Cisco technologies. Now, the authors have thoroughly revamped their authoritative guide to reflect radically new applications, best practices, hardware, software, and tools. No other QoS book is as up to date, or combines as much breadth and depth: from business cases and technical strategies, all the way down to configuration and troubleshooting detail across campus, WLAN, WAN, branch, L3 VPN and data center networks.
This new Second Edition addresses:
Today’s highly complex and sophisticated traffic mixes, encompassing far greater use of mobile devices, wireless network access, advanced communications, and bandwidth-hungry videoIncreasing heterogeneity of video traffic, including passive streaming video, interactive video, and immersive video conferencesSignificant shifts in bandwidth constraints and congestion pointsRapidly evolving hardware and software platformsThe ongoing refinement and sophistication of QoS tools and featuresGrowing use of QoS techniques for security as well as traffic management
Since this book’s content ranges from high/mid-level to low-level technical detail, it will be valuable to a wide range of audiences, from intermediate to expert. Its opening section introduces QoS technologies in high-to-mid-level technical detail, including protocols, tools and relevant standards. The authors examine new QoS demands and requirements in today’s rich-media networks, identify key drivers for reevaluating current QoS designs, and present strategic new design recommendations. Next, they systematically address each of these scenarios:
Campus wired and wireless QoS DesignCampus next-generation wiring closetsQoS design for data centers, Internet edge, WAN edge, and branchesL3 MPLS, and IPSec VPN branch QoS designManaging QoS