Juniper MX Series
A Comprehensive Guide to Trio Technologies on the MX
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2012
Pages: 902

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."

—Ethan Banks, CCIE #20655, Packet Pushers Podcast Host

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This is the official MX bible

By Greg

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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.


Best Juniper Book Yet!

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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.

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