Networking Concepts and Technology: A Designer's Resource

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This book is a resource for network architects who must create solutions for emerging network environments in enterprise data centers. You'll find information on how to leverage Sun™ Open Network Environment (Sun ONE) technologies to create Services on Demand solutions, as well as technical details about the networking internals. The information presented here is based on actual network engineering experience that includes network product development and real-world customer experiences. The focus of this book is limited to the design of network architectures that support Web services-based, multi-tier architectures. However, it covers everything from the edge data center switch to the server network protocol stacks.



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About the Author:

Deepak Kakadia is a staff engineer and network architect at Sun Microsystems, Inc., in Menlo Park, California. He has been with Sun for seven years. He worked previously at Corona Networks as principal engineer in the Network Management Systems group; at Digital Equipment Corp., where he worked on DEC OSF/1; and at Nortel Networks (Bell Northern Research) in Ottawa, Canada. He received a B.E. in computer systems, an M.S. in computer science, and has completed qualifiers and coursework for a Ph.D. in computer science. He has filed four patents in the area of network and systems management.

Francesco DiMambro is a staff engineer with Sun Microsystems, Inc., in Newark, California. He has centered his career around information technology and digital systems. His most recent experience was in developing the Sun GigaSwift Ethernet device driver. That development project steered him into the arena of developing drivers for maximum performance. It also gave him valuable insight into the usage of networks in Data Centers and led him to understand that best performance comes not only from within the system, but from the network configuration surrounding that system. This book provides an opportunity for him to share that insight so that it can be applied to give the best results for a Sun system operating within a Data Center network.



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Networking Concepts and Technology: A Designer's Resource is a resource for network architects who must create solutions for emerging network environments in enterprise data centers. You'll find information on how to leverage Sun&3153; Open Network Environment (Sun ONE) technologies to create Services on Demand solutions as well as technical details about the networking internals. You'll also learn how to integrate your environment with advanced networking switching equipment, providing sophisticated Internet Protocol (IP) services beyond plain vanilla Layer 2 and Layer 3 routing. Based upon industry standards, expert knowledge, and hands-on experience, this book provides a detailed technical overview of the following:

  • Design of highly available, scalable, manageable gigabit network architectures with a focus on the server-to-switch tier. We will share key ingredients for successful deployments based on actual experiences.
  • Emerging IP services that vastly improve Sun ONE-based solutions, giving you a centralized source of concise information about these services, the benefits they provide, how to implement them, and where to use them. Example services include quality of service (QoS), server load balancing (SLB), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and IPSec.
  • Sun Networking software and hardware technologies available. We describe and explain how Sun differs from the competition in the networking arena, and then summarize the internal operations and describe technical details that lead into the tuning section. Currently there are only blind recommendations for tuning, with no explanations. This book fills that void by first describing the networking technology, which variables serve what purpose, what tuning will do, and why.

The Sun BluePrints Program

The mission of the Sun BluePrints program is to empower Sun s customers with the technical knowledge required to implement reliable, extensible, and secure information systems within the data center using Sun products. This program provides a framework to identify, develop, and distribute preferred practices information that applies across the Sun product lines. Experts in technical subjects in various areas contribute to the program and focus on the scope and advantages of the information.

The Sun BluePrints program includes books, guides, and online articles. Through these vehicles, Sun can provide guidance, installation and implementation experiences, real-life scenarios, and late-breaking technical information.

The monthly electronic magazine, Sun BluePrints OnLine, is located on the Web at http://www.sun.com/blueprints.

To be notified about updates to the Sun BluePrints program, please register on this site.

Who Should Read This Book

This book is intended for readers with varying degrees of experience with and knowledge of computer system and server technology, who are designing, deploying, and managing a data center within their organizations. Typically these individuals already have UNIX® knowledge and a clear understanding of their IP network architectural needs.

The book is targeted at network architects who must design and implement highly available, scalable data centers.

How This Book Is Organized

This book is organized into the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1 provides an overview of this book and its concepts.
  • Chapter 2 explores the main components of a typical enterprise Services on Demand network architecture and some of the more important underlying issues that impact network architecture design decisions.
  • Chapter 3 describes some of key Transport Control Protocol (TCP) tunable parameters related to performance tuning: how these tunables work, how they interact with each other, and how they impact network traffic when they are modified.
  • Chapter 4 describes the internal architecture of a basic network switch andprovides a comprehensive discussion of server load balancing.
  • Chapter 5 discusses the networking technologies that are regularly found in a data center.
  • Chapter 6 provides an overview of the various approaches and describes where it makes sense to apply that solution.
  • Chapter 7 describes network implementation concepts and details. _ Appendix A provides an example of the Lyapunov function.
  • Glossary provides definitions for the technical terms and acronyms used in this book.

Accessing Sun Documentation

You can view, print, or purchase a broad selection of Sun documentation, including localized versions, at: http://www.sun.com/documentation.

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