Administering Cisco QoS in IP Networks discusses IP Quality of Service (QoS) and how it applies to Enterprise and Service Provider environments. It reviews routing protocols and quality of service mechanisms available today on Cisco network devices (routers, switches, etc.).This guide provides examples and exercises for a hands-on experience to give you the background and necessary details to implement these capabilities in your network today.
The business impact of QoS on major enterprises today ensures the delivery of the right information necessary to the bottom-line success of the business. QoS expedites the handling of mission-critical applications, while sharing network resources with non-critical applications.Today, with Cisco products, QoS has finally found its time by effectively providing algorithms to ensure delivery that was once only promised.
Over the past couple of years, the number of methods or protocols for setting quality of service (QoS) in network equipment has increased dramatically.Advanced queuing algorithms, traffic shaping, and access-list filtering, have made the process of choosing a QoS strategy a much more daunting task. All networks can take advantage of aspects of QoS for optimum efficiency, whether the network is for a small corporation, an enterprise, or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
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About the Author
Michael E. Flannagan (CCNA, CCDA) is a Network Consulting Engineer in the Network Supported Accounts (NSA) Group at Cisco Systems and is a team lead for the MPLS/QoS Virtual Team. His experience includes extensive work with Routing Protocol and Quality of Service support for customer networks. Prior to joining Cisco Systems, he worked as an enterprise network architect, and as a consultant specializing in Quality of Service. Mike’s Quality of Service testing and research was used to recommend the implementation of various QoS mechanisms for one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies and he has participated in large-scale QoS designs for several major US companies. In addition to holding various certifications from Cisco, 3Com and Nortel Networks, Mike has passed both the CCIE Routing/Switching and the CCIE Design written exams and is currently preparing for his CCIE Lab exams.