This comprehensive, well-written handbook is aimed directly at network engineers who want to know more about the feature-rich Juniper MX Series of routers.
Actually, “handbook” is a bit of a misnomer. It takes two hands to comfortably handle this hefty, comprehensive, 864-page guide.
The two authors, both network engineers themselves, note that the Juniper MX Series is “[o]ne of the most popular routers in the enterprise and service provider market….”
They add: “The Juniper MX was designed to be a network virtualization beast. You can virtualize the physical interfaces, logical interfaces, data plane, network services, and even have virtualized services span several Juniper MX routers. What traditionally was done with an entire army of routers can now be consolidated and virtualized into a single Juniper MX router.”
The book’s chapters are:
- 1. Juniper MX Architecture
- 2. Bridging, VLAN Mapping, IRB, and Virtual Switches
- 3. Stateless Filters, Hierarchical Policing, and Tri-Color Marking
- 4. Routing Engine Protection and DDOS Prevention
- 5. Trio Class of Service
- 6. MX Virtual Chassis
- 7. Trio Inline Services
- 8. Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation
- 9. Junos High Availability on MX Routers
The chapters, organized by feature sets, include review questions (with answers conveniently located nearby), so you can track your learning progress.
The authors have extensive experience with the Juniper MX router series. Douglas Richard Hanks Jr., is a data center architect with Juniper Networks. Harry Reynolds has more than 30 years’ experience in networking, with a focus on LANs and LAN interconnection.
— Si Dunn