Discover why routers in the Juniper MX Series, with their advanced feature sets and record breaking scale, are so popular among enterprises and network service providers. This authoritative book shows you step-by-step how to implement high-density, high-speed Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet services, using Router Engine DDoS Protection, Multi-chassis LAG, Inline NAT, IPFIX/J-Flow, and many other Juniper MX features.
Written by Juniper Network engineers, each chapter covers a specific Juniper MX vertical and includes review questions to help you test what you learn.
Delve into the Juniper MX architecture, including the next generation Junos Trio chipset
Explore Juniper MX’s bridging, VLAN mapping, and support for thousands of virtual switches
Add an extra layer of security by combining Junos DDoS protection with firewall filters
Create a firewall filter framework that only applies filters specific to your network
Discover the advantages of hierarchical scheduling
Combine Juniper MX routers, using a virtual chassis or Multi-chassis LAG
Install network services such as Network Address Translation (NAT) inside the Trio chipset
Examine Junos high availability features and protocols on Juniper MX
"For the no-nonsense engineer who likes to get down to it, The Juniper MX Series targets both service providers and enterprises with an illustrative style supported by diagrams, tables, code blocks, and CLI output. Readers will discover features they didn't know about before and can't resist putting them into production."
Douglas Richard Hanks Jr. is a Data Center Architect with Juniper Networks and focuses on solution architecture. Previously he was a Senior Systems Engineer with Juniper Networks supporting large enterprise accounts such as Chevron, HP, and Zynga. He is certified with Juniper Networks as JNCIE-ENT #213 and JNCIE-SP #875. Douglas’ interests are network engineering and architecture for enterprise and service provider technologies. He is the author of several Day One books published by Juniper Networks Books. Douglas is also the co-founder of the Bay Area Juniper Users Group (BAJUG). When he isn’t busy with networking, Douglas enjoys computer programming, photography, and Arduino hacking. Douglas can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @douglashanksjr.
Harry Reynolds has over thirty years experience in the networking industry, with the last 20 years focused on LANs and LAN interconnection. He is CCIE # 4977, and JNCIE # 3, and also holds various other industry and teaching certifications. Harry was a contributing author to Juniper Network Complete Reference (McGraw-Hill, 2002), and wrote the JNCIE and JNCIP Study Guides (Sybex Books, 2003). As a co-author he wrote Junos Enterprise Routing and Junos Enterprise Switching (O’Reilly, 2007 and 2009 respectively). Prior to joining Juniper, Harry served in the US Navy as an Avionics Technician, worked for equipment manufacturer Micom Systems, and spent much time developing and presenting hands-on technical training curriculums targeted to both enterprise and service provider needs. Harry has developed and presented internetworking classes for organizations such as American Institute, American Research Group, Hill Associates, and Data Training Resources. Currently Harry performs Customer Specific Testing that simulates one of the nation's largest private IP backbones at multi-dimensional scale. When the testing and writing is done, a rare event to be sure, Harry can be found in his backyard metal shop trying to make Japanese style blades.
The animal on the cover of Juniper MX Series is the tawny-shouldered podargus (Podargus humeralis), a type of bird found throughout the Australian mainland, Tasmania, and southern New Guinea. These birds are often mistaken for owls and have yellow eyes and a wide beak topped with a tuft of bristly feathers. They make loud clacking sounds with their beaks and emit a reverberating, booming call.
These birds hunt at night and spend the day roosting on a dead log or tree branch close to the tree trunk. Their camouflage is excellent—staying very still and upright, they look just like part of the branch. The tawny-shouldered podargus is almost exclusively insectivorous, feeding rarely on frogs and other small prey. They catch their prey with their beaks rather than with their talons, and sometimes drop from their perch onto the prey on the ground. The bird's large eyes and excellent hearing aid in nocturnal hunting.
Tawny-shouldered podargus pairs stay together until one of the pair dies. After mating, the female lays two or three eggs onto a lining of green leaves in the nest. Both male and female take turns sitting on the eggs to incubate them until they hatch about 25 days later, and both parents help feed the chicks.
The cover image is from Wood’s Animate Creation. The cover font is Adobe ITC Garamond. The text font is Linotype Birka; the heading font is Adobe Myriad Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont’s TheSansMonoCondensed.
I use the Juniper MX in a very large MSO environment for the past three years. I generally considered myself an expert on the MX until I read this book. The amount of knowledge crammed into 900 pages blew my mind. There were so many features that I've yet to implement in my network that I'm now seriously considering.
My favorite part was the chapter on switching. For a long time the mysteries of flexible-ethernet-switching and other options were a bit difficult to understand. This book clearly laid out the framework of how the MX was designed from the ground up to tackle switching.
For the past two months this book hasn't left my office desk. It's become the de facto MX reference for the entire office.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
It took me a long time to read this book. It's dense with expert-level knowledge. It's the best Junpier book written to date. The only drawback is that it's 900 pages and takes a long time to fully digest; although I suppose that could be a good thing ..
The book is full of examples and thorough explainations. I already have tons of ideas how to improve my network now.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend