Administering Cisco QOS for IP Networks
Administering Cisco QoS for IP Networks discusses IP Quality of Service (QoS) and how it applies to Enterprise and Internet Service Provider (ISP) environments. It reviews routing protocols and quality of service mechanisms available today on Cisco network devices and it will provide you with examples and exercises for a hands-on experience designed to give you the background to implement these capabilities in your network.
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 ISP.
Editor: Michael E. Flannagan (CCNA, CCDA)
Benoit Durand (CCIE #5754)
Jerry Sommerville (CCIE #1293)
Mark Buchmann (CCIE #3556)
Ron Fuller (CCIE #5851)