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Deploying Cisco wide area application services

Author: Joel Christner; Zach Seils; Nancy Jin; Cisco Systems, Inc.
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Cisco Press, ©2010.
Series: Cisco Press networking technology series.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version: Christner, Joel.
Deploying Cisco wide area application services.
Indianapolis, Ind. : Cisco Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Christner; Zach Seils; Nancy Jin; Cisco Systems, Inc.
ISBN: 9781587059285 1587059282
OCLC Number: 606572899
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 625 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Foreword xixIntroduction xxChapter 1 Introduction to Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) 1Understanding Application Performance Barriers 3Layer 4 Through Layer 7 4Latency 7Bandwidth Inefficiencies 10Throughput Limitations 11Network Infrastructure 12Bandwidth Constraints 12Network Latency 15Loss and Congestion 19Introduction to Cisco WAAS 21WAN Optimization 23Data Redundancy Elimination 25Persistent LZ Compression 30Transport Flow Optimization 30Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Optimization 31Application Acceleration 33Object and Metadata Caching 36Prepositioning 38Read-Ahead 39Write-Behind 40Multiplexing 41Other Features 42Branch Virtualization 45The WAAS Effect 46Summary 48Chapter 2 Cisco WAAS Architecture, Hardware, and Sizing 49Cisco WAAS Product Architecture 49Disk Encryption 50Central Management Subsystem 51Interface Manager 51Monitoring Facilities and Alarms 52Network Interception and Bypass Manager 52Application Traffic Policy Engine 53Virtual Blades 55Hardware Family 55Router-Integrated Network Modules 56NME-WAE Model 302 57NME-WAE Model 502 57NME-WAE Model 522 58Appliances 58WAVE Model 274 59WAVE Model 474 59WAE Model 512 60WAVE Model 574 60WAE Model 612 60WAE Model 674 61WAE Model 7341 61WAE Model 7371 61Licensing 61Performance and Scalability Metrics 62Device Memory 63Disk Capacity 64Number of Optimized TCP Connections 65WAN Bandwidth and LAN Throughput 70Number of Peers and Fan-Out 71Number of Devices Managed 73Replication Acceleration 74Virtual Blades 75Summary 76Chapter 3 Planning, Discovery, and Analysis 77Planning Overview 77Planning Overview Checklist 78Requirements Collection and Analysis 78Site Information 80Site Types 80User Population 81Physical Environment 81Site Information Checklist 82Network Infrastructure 82WAN Topology 82Remote Office Topology 85Data Center Topology 86Traffic Flows 87Network Infrastructure Checklist 89Application Characteristics 90Application Requirements Checklist 91Application Optimizer Requirements 91CIFS Accelerator 91Advanced Features 92File Services Utilization 93File Services Requirements Checklist 93MAPI Accelerator 94MAPI Requirements Checklist 95HTTP Accelerator 95HTTP Requirements Checklist 95NFS Accelerator 96NFS Requirements Checklist 96Video Accelerator 96Video Requirements Checklist 96SSL Accelerator 97SSL Requirements Checklist 97Replication Accelerator 98Platform Requirements 98Platform Requirements Checklist 98Scalability Requirements 99Scalability Requirements Checklist 99Availability Requirements 99Availability Checklist 100Management Requirements 100Cisco WAAS Central Manager and XML-API 100SNMP Trap/Inform Routing 101SNMP Community Strings 101Syslog Servers 102Management Requirements Checklist 103Security Requirements 103Security Requirements Checklist 105Virtualization Requirements 105Virtualization Requirements Checklist 106Summary 106Chapter 4 Network Integration and Interception 107Interface Connectivity 107Link Aggregation Using PortChannel 111PortChannel Configuration 112Using the Standby Interface Feature 115Standby Interface Configuration 116Interception Techniques and Protocols 119Web Cache Communication Protocol 119WCCP Overview 120Service Groups 120Forwarding and Return Methods 123Load Distribution 125Failure Detection 126Flow Protection 128Graceful Shutdown 128Scalability 129Redirect Lists 129Service Group Placement 130WCCP Configuration 131Hardware-Based Platforms 136Policy-Based Routing 137Inline Interception 139Content Switching 143Application Control Engine 144Egress Methods 145Directed Mode 149Network Integration Best Practices 150Summary 152Chapter 5 Branch Office Network Integration 153In-Path Deployment 153Nonredundant Branch Office 154Redundant Branch Office 158Serial Inline Clustering 162Off-Path Deployment 163Small to Medium-Sized Nonredundant Branch Office 163Enhanced Network Module (NME-WAE) 170Two-Arm Deployment 171Large Nonredundant Branch Office 174Off-Path Redundant Topology 181Small to Medium-Sized Redundant Branch Office 181Large Redundant Branch Office 190Policy-Based Routing Interception 196Cisco IOS Firewall Integration 199Summary 201Chapter 6 Data Center Network Integration 203Data Center Placement 203Deployment Solutions 212WCCP 212Server Load Balancing 227Scaling Transparent Interception 233WCCP Scalability 233ACE Scalability 239Firewall Integration 240Summary 247Chapter 7 System and Device Management 249System and Device Management Overview 250Initial Setup Wizard 250CLI 260CM Overview 261Centralized Management System Service 266Device Registration and Groups 269Device Activation 270Device Groups 271Provisioned Management 273Role-Based Access Control 274Integration with Centralized Authentication 278Windows Authentication 280TACACS+ Authentication 286RADIUS Authentication 288Device Configuration, Monitoring, and Management 289Alarms, Monitoring, and Reporting 290Managing Alarms 290Monitoring Charts 291Managing Reports 295SNMP, Syslog, and System Logs 296Upgrading and Downgrading Software 302Backup and Restore of CM Database 305Programmatic Interfaces and the XML-API 308Vendors Supporting the XML-API 309Data Accessible via the XML-API 310Simple Method of Accessing XML-API Data 313Summary 317Chapter 8 Configuring WAN Optimization 319Cisco WAAS WAN Optimization Capabilities 319Transport Flow Optimization 320Data Redundancy Elimination 322Persistent LZ Compression 324Automatic Discovery 324Directed Mode 327Configuring WAN Optimization 329Configuring Licenses 329Enabling and Disabling Features 331TFO Blacklist Operation 333Directed Mode 338Adaptive and Static TCP Buffering 339Replication Acceleration 345Application Traffic Policy 347Application Groups 348Traffic Classifiers 352Policy Maps 358Negotiating Policies 365EndPoint Mapper Classification 366Monitoring and Reporting 370Automatic Discovery Statistics 370Connection Statistics and Details 373WAN Optimization Statistics 380Network Profiling 380Understanding WAAS Performance Improvement 386Understanding Device and System Performance and Scalability Metrics388Executive Reports 393Integration with Third-Party Visibility Systems 393WAN Optimization Monitoring with XML-API 394Application Response Time Monitoring 394Summary 399Chapter 9 Configuring Application Acceleration 401Application Acceleration Overview 401CIFS Acceleration 403Windows Print Acceleration 407NFS Acceleration 408MAPI Acceleration 409HTTP Acceleration 411SSL Acceleration 412Video Acceleration 414Enabling Acceleration Features 415Additional Video Settings 423Configuring SSL Acceleration 425Configuring Disk Encryption 426Managing the Secure Store 430Configuring SSL Accelerated Services 432Using the CM GUI to Configure SSL 433Using the CLI to Configure SSL 438Configuring Preposition 447Acceleration Monitoring and Reporting 453Acceleration Monitoring Using Device CLI 453Acceleration Monitoring Using CM GUI 460Acceleration Monitoring with XML-API 463CIFSStats 463SSLStats 466VideoStats 467HttpStats 467MapiStats 468NfsStats 470Summary 471Chapter 10 Branch Office Virtualization 473Branch Office Virtualization Overview 473Overview of Virtual Blades 475Management of Virtual Blades 476Virtual Blade Hardware Emulation 476Virtualization Capable WAAS Platforms 477Creating Virtual Blades 478Guest OS Boot Image 482Configuring Virtual Blade Resources 484Virtual Blade Interface Bridging Considerations 489Starting Virtual Blades 493Virtual Blade Console Access 495Stopping Virtual Blades 496Changing Virtual Blade Boot Sequence 497Managing Virtual Blades 500Backup and Restore of Virtual Blades 501Monitoring and Troubleshooting Virtual Blades 503Monitoring Virtual Blades 503Alarms and Error Messages 505Troubleshooting Common Issues with Virtual Blades 506Failure to Boot 506Blue Screen of Death 507Hang Conditions 508Summary 509Chapter 11 Case Studies 511Common Requirements 511Existing WAN Topology 511Remote Site Profile A 512Profile A Site Requirements 513Site Network Topology 513WAE Placement and Interception 513WAE Configuration Details 513WAN Router Configuration Details 516LAN Switch Configuration Details 517Remote Site Profile B 519Profile B Site Requirements 519Site Network Topology 520WAE Placement and Interception 520WAE Configuration Details 520WAN Router Configuration Details 522Remote Site Profile C 524Profile C Site Requirements 524Site Network Topology 525WAE Placement and Interception 525WAE Configuration Details 526WAN Router 1 Configuration Details 528WAN Router 2 Configuration Details 530Data Center Profile 532Data Center Site Requirements 533Site Network Topology 533WAE Placement and Interception 533WAE Configuration Details 534Data Center Switch 1 Configuration Details 537Data Center Switch 2 Configuration Details 540Application Traffic Policy 544Summary 545Appendix A WAAS Quickstart Guide 547Appendix B Troubleshooting Guide 569Appendix C 4.0/4.1 CLI Mapping 595Index 599
Series Title: Cisco Press networking technology series.
Responsibility: Joel Christner, Zach Seils, Nancy Jin.


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