Service Automation and Dynamic Provisioning Techniques in IP / MPLS Environments
As the Internet becomes the medium of choice for value-added IP service offerings such as TV broadcasting, videoconferencing, and Voice over IP, the ability of automating configuration processes has become a key challenge for service providers. In fact, this feature has become crucial with the ever-growing level of expertise required to deploy such services and the scope of the techniques that need to be activated in order to provide such services with a guaranteed level of quality.
Service Automation and Dynamic Provisioning Techniques in IP/MPLS Environments:
- Discusses architectures and protocols for services information, covering the state-of-the-art in current implementations of Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS), Diameter, Common Open Policy Service (COPS), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and NETCONF
- Explains various application examples, covering the dynamic enforcement of QoS, security, and IP Traffic Engineering policies.
- Covers the automated production of MPLS-based VPNs.
The authors offer an invaluable guide for IT facilitators, network managers, and researchers in industry and academia, as well as students studying advanced IP/MPLS networking communications courses. System designers and architects will also find this book helpful.
PART I - ARCHITECTURES AND PROTOCOLS FOR SERVICE AUTOMATION AND APPLICATION EXAMPLES OF SERVICE AUTOMATION AND DYNAMIC RESOURCE PROVISIONING TECHNIQUES
2 What is a policy?
3 The Radius Protocol and its Extensions
4 The Diameter Protocol
5 The Common Open Policy Service (COPS) Protocol
7 Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP)
PART II - DYNAMIC RESOURCE PROVISIONING TECHNIQUES
8 Dynamic Enforcement of QoS Policies
9 Dynamic Enforcement of IP Traffic Engineering Policies in IP/MPLS
10 Automated Production of BGP/MPLS-Based VPN Networks
11 Dynamic Enforcement of Security Policies in IP/MPLS Environments
12 Future Challenges
A XML Schema for NETCONF RPCS and Operations
B XML Schema for NETCONF Notifications
C Example of an IP Traffic Engineering Policy Information Base (IP TE PIB)
D Example of an IP TE Accounting PIB
E Description of Classes of an IP VPN Information Model