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IP Multicast, Volume II: Advanced Multicast Concepts and Large-Scale Multicast Design, First Edition

Book Description

Design, operate, and troubleshoot advanced Cisco IP multicast in enterprise, data center, and service provider networks

IP Multicast, Volume II thoroughly covers advanced IP multicast designs and protocols specific to Cisco routers and switches. It offers a pragmatic discussion of common features, deployment models, and field practices for advanced Cisco IP multicast networks, culminating with commands and methodologies for implementation and advanced troubleshooting.

After fully discussing inter-domain routing and Internet multicast, the authors thoroughly explain multicast scalability, transport diversification, and multicast MPLS VPNs. They share in-depth insights into multicast for the data center, a full chapter of best-practice design solutions, and a start-to-finish troubleshooting methodology designed for complex environments.

Reflecting the authors’ extensive experience with service provider and enterprise networks, IP Multicast, Volume II will be indispensable to IP multicast engineers, architects, operations technicians, consultants, security professionals, and collaboration specialists. Network managers and administrators will find its case studies and feature explanations especially valuable.

  • Understand the fundamental requirements for inter-domain multicast
  • Design control planes for identifying source and receiver, as well as the downstream control plane
  • Support multicast transport where cloud service providers don’t support native multicast
  • Use multicast VPNs to logically separate traffic on the same physical infrastructure
  • Explore the unique nuances of multicast in the data center
  • Implement Virtual Port Channel (vPC), Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), and Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • Design multicast solutions for specific industries or applications
  • Walk through examples of best-practice multicast deployments
  • Master an advanced methodology for troubleshooting large IP multicast networks

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. About This E-Book
  5. About the Author
  6. About the Technical Reviewers
  7. Dedication
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Contents at a Glance
  10. Contents
  11. Command Syntax Conventions
  12. Reader Services
  13. Introduction
  14. Who Should Read This Book?
  15. How This Book Is Organized
  16. Chapter 1 Interdomain Routing and Internet Multicast
    1. Introduction to Interdomain Multicast
    2. What Is a Multicast Domain? A Refresher
      1. PIM Domain Design Types
        1. Domains by Group, or Group Scope
        2. Domains by RP Scope
        3. Overlapping Domains and Subdomains
      2. Forwarding Between Domains
      3. Autonomous System Borders and Multicast BGP
        1. Configuring and Verifying MBGP for Multicast
      4. Domain Borders and Configured Multicast Boundaries
    3. Multicast Source Discovery Protocol
      1. Understanding Source Actives (SA) and MSDP Mechanics
      2. Configuring and Verifying MSDP
      3. Basic MSDP Deployment Use Case
    4. Intradomain versus Interdomain Design Models
      1. Intra-AS Multidomain Design
      2. Inter-AS and Internet Design
      3. Protecting Domain Borders and Interdomain Resources
        1. Firewalling IP Multicast
        2. Controlling Domain Access through Filtering
        3. Service Filtering at the Edge
      4. Interdomain Multicast Without Active Source Learning
        1. SSM
        2. IPv6 with Embedded RP
    5. Summary
    6. References
  17. Chapter 2 Multicast Scalability and Transport Diversification
    1. Why Is Multicast Not Enabled Natively in a Public Cloud Environment?
      1. Enterprise Adoption of Cloud Services
      2. Cloud Connectivity to an Enterprise
      3. Virtual Services in a Cloud
      4. Service Reflection Feature
        1. Use Case 1: Multicast-to-Multicast Destination Conversion
        2. Use Case 2: Unicast-to-Multicast Destination Conversion
        3. Use Case 3: Multicast-to-Unicast Destination Conversion
      5. Multicast Traffic Engineering
        1. Unicast Spoke-to-Spoke Intra-regional Communication
        2. Unicast Spoke-to-Spoke Interregional Communication
        3. Unicast Spoke-to-Central Hub Communication
        4. Traffic Path of a Multicast Stream Sourced at the Central Hub
        5. Intra-regional Multicast Flow Between Two Spokes
      6. Enabling Multicast to the CSP Use Case 1
        1. Point-to-Point VC Provided by the NSP
        2. MPLS Layer 3 VPN Services for the NSP
      7. Enabling Multicast to the CSP Use Case 2
    2. Summary
  18. Chapter 3 Multicast MPLS VPNs
    1. Multicast in an MPLS VPN Network
      1. Multicast Distribution Tree (MDT)
      2. Default MDT
      3. Data MDT
        1. Multicast Tunnel Interface (MTI)
        2. Multicast Signaling in the Core
      4. Default MDT in Action
        1. Data MDT Traffic Flow
        2. Default MDT Example
        3. MTI Example
        4. Data MDT Example
      5. Multicast LDP (MLDP)
      6. FEC Elements
    2. In-Band Signaling Operation
    3. Out-of-Band (Overlay) Signaling Operation
    4. Default MDT MLDP
      1. Default MDT MLDP Root High Availability
      2. MLDP in Action
        1. Default MDT MLDP Example
        2. Data MDT MLDP Example
    5. Profiles
      1. Migrating Between Profiles
      2. Provider (P) Multicast Transport
      3. PE–CE Multicast Routing
      4. CE–CE Multicast Routing
      5. PE–PE Ingress Replication
      6. Multicast Extranet VPNs
        1. Route Leaking
        2. VRF Fallback
        3. VRF Select
        4. Fusion Router
        5. VRF-Aware Service Infrastructure (VASI)
    6. IPv6 MVPN
    7. Bit Index Explicit Replication (BIER)
    8. Summary
    9. References
  19. Chapter 4 Multicast in Data Center Environments
    1. Multicast in a VPC Environment
      1. Multicast Flow over a VPC
    2. VXLAN
    3. VTEP
      1. VXLAN Flood and Learn
      2. VXLAN with EVPN
        1. Spine 1 Configuration
        2. Leaf Configuration
        3. Ingress Replication
      3. Host-to-Host Multicast Communication in VXLAN
        1. Layer 2 Communication Within the Boundary of the VNI
        2. Layer 3 Multicast Communication
    4. Multicast in ACI Data Center Networks
      1. ACI Fabrics and Overlay Elements
      2. Layer 2 IGMP Snooping in ACI
      3. Layer 3 Multicast in ACI
    5. Summary
  20. Chapter 5 Multicast Design Solutions
    1. Multicast-Enabled Clinical Networks
      1. Accommodating Medical Device Communications Through Multicast
      2. Multicast Considerations for Wireless Networks
    2. Multicast in Multitenant Data Centers
      1. ACI Multitenant Multicast
    3. Multicast and Software-Defined Networking
      1. LISP Map Resolver (MR)/Map Server (MS)
      2. LISP PETRs/PITRs
      3. LISP and Multicast
    4. Multicast in Utility Networks
      1. PMU
      2. Radio over IP Design
    5. Multicast-Enabled Markets
      1. Multicast Design in a Market Data Environment
      2. FSP Multicast Design
      3. Brokerage Multicast Design
    6. Service Provider Multicast
      1. Service Provider PIM-Type Selection and RP Placement
      2. IPTV Delivery over Multicast
    7. Summary
    8. References
  21. Chapter 6 Advanced Multicast Troubleshooting
    1. Troubleshooting Interdomain Multicast Networks
    2. Troubleshooting PIM with Traffic Engineering
    3. Troubleshooting MVPN
    4. Verifying Multicast in VXLAN
    5. Summary
  22. Index