Architecture and Applications


  • Adrian Farrel, Founder of Old Dog Consulting, North Wales, UK
  • Igor Bryskin, Movaz Networks, McLean, VA

The last two years have seen significant developments in the standardization of GMPLS and its implementation in optical and other networks. GMPLS: Architecture and Applications brings you completely up to date, providing the practical information you need to put the growing set of GMPLS-supported services to work and manage them effectively.This book begins by defining GMPLS’s place in a transport network, leveraging your knowledge of MPLS to give you an understanding of this radically new control plane technology. An overview of GMPLS protocols follows, but the real focus is on what comes afterwards: in-depth examinations of the architectures underpinning GMPLS in real-world network environments and current and emerging GMPLS applications. This one-of-a-kind resource delivers immensely useful information for software architects, designers and programmers, hardware developers, system testers, and network operators--and also for managers and other decision-makers.
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Software architects, designers and programmers, hardware developers, system testers and network operators looking for a broad description of the purpose and details of GMPLS. Decision-makers and managers tasked with making strategic decisions about the development and deployment of transport networks. Additional market includes special topics courses-- GMPLS is highlighted in many Computer Science syllabuses and there is currently no suitable text for these courses.


Book information

  • Published: December 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-088422-3


"This is a strong author team and they have produced a much-needed and timely book" --Bruce Davie, Cisco Fellow "GMPLS technology provides a keystone for next generation integrated optical networks, and this book is the one-stop reference on the subject." --Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks and CCAMP working group co-chair

Table of Contents

ContentsPrefaceChapter 1: Generalized Multiprotocol Label SwitchingChapter 2: Transport NetworksChapter 3: From MPLS To GMPLS Chapter 4: GMPLS SignalingChapter 5: GMPLS Routing Chapter 6: Link ManagementChapter 7: Resource ManagementChapter 8: GMPLS and Service RecoveryChapter 9: GMPLS and Traffic EngineeringChapter 10: GMPLS and Path ComputationChapter 11: Constraint Based Path ComputationChapter 12: Emerging ApplicationsChapter 13: Architectural ModelsChapter 14: Provisioning SystemsChapter 15: GMPLS MIB ModulesGlossary Index