Day One: Configuring EX Series Ethernet Switches, Third Edition

The Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches deliver a high-performance, scalable solution for campus, branch office, and data center environments. You can deploy cost-effective Junos switching solutions that deliver carrier-class reliability, security risk management, network virtualization, application control, and reduced total cost of ownership. This book gives you both configuration background and key samples so you can get your switch up and optimally running in your network. No theory, no long introductions, just straightforward configurational how-to’s.

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About the Author(s)

Yong Kim has over a decade of experience in network and security solution design, implementation, and troubleshooting.

Author Q & A

What got you started on this book?

I had been directly involved with EX Series Switches in the Fabric and Switching Technology group at Juniper Networks. This involvement extends beyond Juniper Networks as a current customer who manages EX switches on a daily basis. When I was helping users who were not familiar with the EX Series Switches, I realized that there was a need to have comprehensive coverage of essential capabilities and features of the EX Series Switches with examples and outputs.

Who is this book for?

The book is for network and system engineers in the industry who are interested in technical aspects of EX Series Switches in terms of understanding, configuring, and verifying of the operation of EX Series Switches.

After reading this book, what’s the take away?

Even if you are a reader with a minimal level of experience with EX Series Switches, you will be able to become familiar with the essential capabilities and features of the EX Series Switches in a short amount of time. Experienced users can find details and recommendations on some of the features of the EX Series Switches which may not have been utilized in his/her network that can help run the switches more efficiently.

What are you hoping that people will learn from this book?

The readers will gain a clear understanding and practical knowledge of the capabilities and features of the EX Series Switches.

What do you recommend as the next item to read after this book?

There are many good Day One books that are available to help you to gain more expansive knowledge in other aspects of networking technology. In particular, books in Junos Networking Technologies section would provide more broad understanding of the power and ease of using Junos.

What's your inspiration?

After working with many good network engineers in the industry for solutions for environments including campus and data center, I have realized that the book can help many people to easily understand the EX Series Switches in one of the most practical ways as possible.

The interaction with Patrick Ames, the Editor-in-Chief of Juniper Networks Books, was truly inspirational since the first edition of this book that I had co-authored. The insightful guidance and knowledge from Patrick as well as expertise from Steve Puluka and Nancy Koerbel were very inspiring.

What’s your favorite bit/part in the book?

That would be the Virtual Chassis (Chapter 2). I hope this chapter provides a practical understanding of how Virtual Chassis works and how to configure it in a variety of environments.