JUNOS Enterprise Switching is the only detailed technical book on Juniper Networks' new Ethernet-switching EX product platform. With this book, you'll learn all about the hardware and ASIC design prowess of the EX platform, as well as the JUNOS Software that powers it. Not only is this extremely practical book a useful, hands-on manual to the EX platform, it also makes an excellent study guide for certification exams in the JNTCP enterprise tracks.
The authors have based JUNOS Enterprise Switching on their own Juniper training practices and programs, as well as the configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting guidelines they created for their bestselling companion book, JUNOS Enterprise Routing. Using a mix of test cases, case studies, use cases, and tangential answers to real-world problems, this book covers:
Enterprise switching and virtual LANs (VLANs)
The Spanning tree protocol and why it's needed
Inter-VLAN routing, including route tables and preferences
Routing policy and firewall filters
Switching security, such as DHCP snooping
Telephony integration, including VLAN voice
Part of the Juniper Networks Technical Library<™>, JUNOS Enterprise Switching provides all-inclusive coverage of the Juniper Networks EX product platform, including architecture and packet flow, management options, user interface options, and complete details on JUNOS switch deployment.
Harry Reynolds has over twenty-five years experience in the networking industry, with the last fifteen 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 on the Juniper Network Complete Reference (McGraw- Hill, 2002), and wrote the JNCIE and JNCIP Study Guides for (Sybex Books 2003). Prior to joining Juniper, Harry had served time 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 presented classes for organizations such as American Institute, American Research Group, Hill Associates, and Data Training Resources. Harry is currently employed by Juniper Networks, where he functions as a senior test engineer in the JUNOS software Core protocols group. Harry also functioned at Juniper as a consulting engineer on an aero-space routing contract, and as a senior education services engineer, where he worked on courseware and certification offerings.
Doug Marschke is an engineering graduate from the University of Michigan currently working with various consulting firms, including Strategic and Cubed networks. He is JNCIE-ER #3, JNCIE-M #41, and JNCIS-FW certified. He was heavily involved in the Juniper certification exams from the start, having contributed to test writing, and is a coauthor of the current JNCIE Enterprise Exam. Doug currently spends his time working with both service providers and enterprises to optimize their IP networks for better performance, cost, and reliability. He also flies around the world sharing his knowledge in a variety of training classes and seminars with topics ranging from troubleshooting to design and certification preparation. If Doug is not on the road, you can find him at his bar in San Francisco, Underdogs Sports Bar, discussing a wide variety of topics.
The animal on the cover of JUNOS Enterprise Switching is a gorgeted bird of paradise (Astrapia nigra), also known as an Arfak Astrapia. The male of this species is black with iridescent purple, green, and gold plumage, whereas the female is predominantly brown. One of the larger birds of paradise, it measures 30 inches with a long, broad tail. It is native to Indonesia and resides in the Arfak Mountains in West Papua, where it subsists on a diet of tropical fruits. Protected by many laws as well as by its geographical isolation, the Arfak Astrapia is not considered a threatened species.
All birds of paradise are members of the family Paradisaeidae, and are found only in tropical forests in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and parts of Australia. They are famous for their bright plumage and long, elaborate feathers. Perhaps the best-known species is the greater bird of paradise, Paradisaea apoda. Native traders in the 18th century sold these birds for decoration, usually removing their wings and feet, which led to the mistaken belief in Europe that the birds were limbless and held permanently aloft by their plumes. This is why Linnaeus named the species apoda, "without feet."
The hunting of birds of paradise has occurred for thousands of years, and was heaviest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when the plumes were used in the millinery trade. Although these birds are now protected, some hunting is still permitted to the tribal societies of New Guinea, many of which use the plumes ceremonially.
The cover image is from Cassell's Natural History. 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.