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Virtual Routing in the Cloud

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The Cisco expert guide to planning, deploying, and operating virtual routing with the CSR 1000V Cloud Services Router

Virtual routing and the Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR 1000V) are key enablers of today’s revolutionary shift to elastic cloud applications and low-cost virtualized networking. Now, there’s an authoritative, complete guide to building real solutions with the Cisco CSR 1000V platform.

Three leading experts cover every essential building block, present key use cases and configuration examples, illuminate design and deployment scenarios, and show how the CSR 1000V platform and APIs can enable state-of-the-art software-defined networks (SDN). Drawing on extensive early adopter experience, they illuminate crucial OS and hypervisor details, help you overcome migration challenges, and offer practical guidance for monitoring and operations.

This guide is an essential resource for all technical professionals planning or deploying data center and enterprise cloud services, and for all cloud network operators utilizing the Cisco CSR 1000V or future Cisco virtual routing platforms.

·         Review the fundamentals of cloud virtualization, multitenant data-center design, and software-defined networking

·         Understand the Cisco CSR 1000V’s role, features, and infrastructure requirements

·         Compare server hypervisor technologies for managing VM hardware with CSR 1000V deployments

·         Understand CSR 1000V software architecture, control and data-plane design, licensing requirements, and packet flow

·         Walk through common virtual router scenarios and configurations, including multiple cloud and data center examples

·         Integrate CSR 1000V into the OpenStack SDN framework, and use its APIs to solve specific problems

·         Master a best-practice workflow for deploying the CSR 1000V

·         Use the Cisco management tools to automate, orchestrate, and troubleshoot virtualized routing

Category: Networking/Cloud Computing

Covers: Cloud Services Router

This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers

Table of Contents

  1. About This E-Book
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. About the Authors
  5. About the Technical Reviewers
  6. Dedications
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Contents at a Glance
  9. Reader Services
  10. Contents
  11. Command Syntax Conventions
  12. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book?
    2. How This Book Is Organized
  13. Chapter 1. Introduction to Cloud
    1. Evolution of the Data Center
    2. Introduction to Virtualization in the Data Center
    3. Introduction to Cloud Services
    4. Software-Defined Networking
    5. Summary
  14. Chapter 2. Software Evolution of the CSR 1000
    1. IOS Software Architecture
    2. IOS XE Architecture
    3. Cisco ASR 1000 System Architecture Overview
    4. Cloud Service Router 1000V Overview
    5. Deployment Requirements
    6. Elastic Performance and Scaling
    7. Rapid Deployment and Routing Flexibility in the Cloud
    8. CSR 1000V Deployment Examples
    9. CSR 1000V Key Features
    10. Summary
  15. Chapter 3. Hypervisor Considerations for the CSR
    1. Understanding Operating Systems
    2. Understanding Hypervisors
    3. ESXi Hypervisor
    4. KVM
    5. Hyper-V
    6. Xen
    7. Summary
  16. Chapter 4. CSR 1000V Software Architecture
    1. System Design
    2. Life of a Packet on a CSR 1000V: The Data Plane
    3. Installing the CSR 1000V on a VMware Hypervisor
    4. Installing the CSR 1000V on a KVM Hypervisor
    5. Performance Tuning of the CSR 1000V
    6. Summary
  17. Chapter 5. CSR 1000V Deployment Scenarios
    1. VPN Services
    2. Use Cases for the CSR 1000V as a VPN Service Gateway
    3. BGP Route Reflector Use Case for the CSR
    4. Planning for Future Branch Design with the CSR 1000V
    5. LISP and CSR
    6. Summary
  18. Chapter 6. CSR Cloud Deployment Scenarios
    1. CSR in a Multitenant Data Center
    2. Cloudburst
    3. Private Cloud Deployment with CSR in OpenStack
    4. CSR 1000V in a Public Cloud
    5. Summary
  19. Chapter 7. CSR in the SDN Framework
    1. Deploying OpenStack
    2. CSR as an OpenStack Tenant Deployment
    3. Instantiate CSR Plugin to OpenStack
    4. Summary
  20. Chapter 8. CSR 1000V Automation, Orchestration, and Troubleshooting
    1. Automation
    2. Orchestration
    3. CSR 1000V Troubleshooting
    4. Summary
  21. Index
  22. Appendix A. Sample Answer File for Packstack
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  24. Insert Back Cover
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