This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Quality of Service in Multiservice IP Networks, QoS-IP 2005, held in Catania, Italy in February 2005. The 50 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from around 100 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on analytical models, traffic characterization, MPLS failure and restoration, network planning and dimensioning, DiffServ and InfServ, routing, software routers, network architectures for QoS provisioning, multiservice in wireless networks, TCP in special environments, and scheduling.
Quality of Service in Multiservice IP Networks Second International Workshop QoS IP 2003 Milano Italy February 24 26 2003 Proceedings
Quality of Service (QoS) is a standards effort to provide consistent levels of service despite delivery problems. Providing students with an understanding of the technologies and techniques that will enable Internet QoS, this book is for courses in network management.
Advanced QoS for Multi-Service IP/MPLS Networks is the definitive guide to Quality of Service (QoS), with comprehensive information about its features and benefits. Find a solid theoretical and practical overview of how QoS can be implemented to reach the business objectives defined for an IP/MPLS network. Topics include standard QoS models for IP/MPLS networks, essential QoS features, forwarding classes and queuing priorities, buffer management, multipoint shared queuing, hierarchical scheduling, and rate limiting. This book will enable you to create a solid QoS architecture/design, which is mandatory for prioritizing services throughout the network.
Deploying IP and MPLS QoS for Multiservice Networks
QoS, short for “quality of service, is one of the most important goals a network designer or administrator will have. Ensuring that the network runs at optimal precision with data remaining accurate, traveling fast, and to the correct user are the main objectives of QoS. The various media that fly across the network including voice, video, and data have different idiosyncrasies that try the dimensions of the network. This malleable network architecture poses an always moving potential problem for the network professional. The authors have provided a comprehensive treatise on this subject. They have included topics such as traffic engineering, capacity planning, and admission control. This book provides real world case studies of QoS in multiservice networks. These case studies remove the mystery behind QoS by illustrating the how, what, and why of implementing QoS within networks. Readers will be able to learn from the successes and failures of these actual working designs and configurations. Helps readers understand concepts of IP QoS by presenting clear descriptions of QoS components, architectures, and protocols Directs readers in the design and deployment of IP QoS networks through fully explained examples of actual working designs Contains real life case studies which focus on implementation
A comprehensive guide to implementing QoS in IP/MPLS networks using Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XR Software Understand IP QoS architectures and how they apply to MPLS Take a detailed look at traffic management using policing, shaping, scheduling, and active queue management Study Cisco QoS behavioral model and the modular QoS command-line interface (MQC) Learn the operation of MPLS TE with its DiffServ extensions and applicability as a traffic-protection alternative Find multiple configuration and verification examples illustrating the implementation of MPLS TE, DS-TE, and FRR Review the different designs, ranging from a best-effort backbone to the most elaborate scenarios combining DiffServ, DS-TE, and FRR Quality of service (QoS) plays a key role in the implementation of IP and MPLS networks today. However, QoS can be one of the most complex aspects of networking. The industry efforts to achieve convergence have generated a need for increased levels of traffic differentiation. Today's networks need to meet an array of QoS requirements to support distinct applications (such as voice, video, and data) and multiple network services (such as IP, Ethernet, and ATM) on a single converged, multiservice network. QoS has therefore has become an integral part of network design, implementation, and operation. QoS for IP/MPLS Networks is a practical guide that will help you facilitate the design, deployment, and operation of QoS using Cisco® IOS® Software and Cisco IOS XR Software. The book provides a thorough explanation of the technology behind MPLS QoS and related technologies, including the different design options you can use to build an MPLS network with strict performance requirements. This book discusses MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS TE) as a tool to complement MPLS QoS and enhance the performance characteristics of the network. You'll learn technology, configuration, and operational details, including the essentials facts about the behavior and configuration of the rich MPLS QoS and related MPLS TE functionality. To get the most out of this book, you should have a basic understanding of both IP and MPLS, including the basics of IP addressing and routing and the basics of MPLS forwarding.
While more and more data is shifted from circuit-switched to packet-switched networks, the users of these networks expect a smooth, continuously unproblematic service (unrelated to the amount of data transported). Therefore, the reliability of a network as well as the satisfaction of its users relies largely on Quality of Service (QoS). Service quality through resource management in IP networks will ensure that sufficient resources are available to fulfil the delay of applications and packet loss requirements. This year several books on QoS from the angle of operators/engineers have been published HOWEVER, none of these titles tackle the management side of the problem. This book shows how to determine quality requirements of services, it discusses and considers the various means of allocating network resources and of supervising the service quality. Furthermore, it explores strategies for allocating network resources and their relation to revenue or operator utility as well as service allocation optimization. The book concludes with a Nokia case study that illustrates the previously mentioned concepts. Essential reading for networking professionals wishing to understand service quality management in IP networks, as well as students needing to understand principles and basic techniques of service quality management.