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Junos Enterprise Switching: A Practical Guide to Junos Switches and Certification

Part of the Juniper Networks Technical Library™

Authors: Harry Reynolds and Doug Marschke
Paperback: 650 Pages
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
ISBN 10: 0-596-15397-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-596-15397-7
Price: $69.99 US

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Advanced Praise(s)

“Junos Enterprise Switching will help network professionals understand the new EX switches whether you are an enterprise networking architect or a network engineer.”

David Newman, President, Network Test

“No matter your network design, you’ll find solid and practical guidance through many different switching technologies. Plainly speaking — this book rocks!”

Scott Morris, Senior CCIE Instructor, Internetwork Expert, Inc.

About this Book

Junos Enterprise Switching is the one and only detailed technical book on Juniper Networks’ new Ethernet-switching EX product platform. This extremely practical book is a useful, hands-on field guide to the EX platform, and also makes a excellent study guide for certification exams in the JNTCP enterprise tracks. Includes all-inclusive coverage of Juniper Networks switching platforms, architecture and packet flow, management options, user interface options, Junos switch deployment, as well as configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting guidelines.

Junos Enterprise Switching is the one and only detailed technical book on Juniper Networks’ new Ethernet-switching EX product platform. You’ll learn all about the hardware and ASIC design prowess of the EX platform, and the Junos® Software that powers it. This extremely practical book is a useful, hands-on field guide to the EX platform, and also makes a 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 (O’Reilly). The book includes a mix of test cases, case studies, use cases, and tangential answers to real-world problems.

With this book, you’ll learn:

  • 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

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.

About the Author(s)

Harry Reynolds has over twenty-nine years experience in the networking industry, with the last nineteen 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), and co-authored the companion Enterprise Routing volume 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 as a senior test engineer in the Junos OS 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 the Chief Technology Officer at Proteus Networks. He is JNCIE-ER #3, JNCIE-M #41 and JNCIS-FW certified. He has been heavily involved in the Juniper certification exams from the start, contributing to the test writing, and is the co-author of current JNCIE Enterprise Exam. Doug currently spends his time working with governments, service providers, and enterprises to optimize their IP networks for better performance, cost, and reliability. He also flies around the world and back sharing his knowledge in a variety of training classes and seminars with topics ranging from troubleshooting, design, and certification preparation.