This guide is a must read for any network engineer interested in IP/MPLS technologies and Carrier Ethernet Layer 2 VPN services. Discover what it takes to optimize an IP/MPLS-based VPN network's reliability, performance, and flexibility. Learn about the core components of an IP/MPLS VPN Service Architecture, and enhance your network with new service-carrying IP/MPLS technologies such as RSVP-TE, Fast Reroute, and secondary LSP. Get a thorough knowledge of the two core Ethernet Layer 2 VPN services: Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) and Virtual Leased Line (VLL). Explore advanced topics such as Service Resiliency, BGP Auto-discovery, Provider Backbone Bridging, and OAM for VPLS and learn how to implement them in your network.
"An extremely valuable tool for anyone involved in the design, operation, and maintenance of MPLS-based networks. The reader will walk away with a clear and practical understanding of all aspects of the complexities associated with MPLS network operations. I highly recommend that this text be part of any MPLS network engineer's library."
—Gary Horn, Director, Enterprise Architecture and Network Security, Advocate Health Care
"A thorough and solid publication that reflects Alcatel-Lucent's industry-leading and innovative approaches to Layer 2 Services. An invaluable asset for any network designer/architect."
—Ray Miller, Jr., Senior Network Engineer, Sting Communications