Deploying Next Generation Multicast-enabled Applications

Deploying Next Generation Multicast-enabled Applications

Label Switched Multicast for MPLS VPNs, VPLS, and Wholesale Ethernet

1st Edition - July 15, 2011

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  • Authors: Vinod Joseph, Srinivas Mulugu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123849236
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123849243

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Deploying Next Generation Multicast-Enabled Applications: Label Switched Multicast for MPLS VPNs, VPLS, and Wholesale Ethernet provides a comprehensive discussion of Multicast and MVPN standards—next-generation Multicast-based standards, Multicast Applications, and case studies with detailed configurations. Focusing on three vendors—Juniper, Cisco, and Alcatel-Lucent—the text features illustrations that contain configurations of JUNOS, TiMOS (Alcatel’s OS), or Cisco IOS, and each configuration is explained in great detail. Multiple- rather than single-vendor configurations were selected for the sake of diversity as well as to highlight the direction in which the overall industry is going rather than that of a specific vendor. Beginning with a discussion of the building blocks or basics of IP Multicast, the book then details applications and emerging trends, including vendor adoptions, as well as the future of Multicast.The book is written for engineers, technical managers, and visionaries engaged in the development of next-generation IP Multicast infrastructures.

Key Features

  • Offers contextualized case studies for illustrating deployment of the Next Generation Multicast technology
  • Provides the background necessary to understand current generation multi-play applications and their service requirements
  • Includes practical tips on various migration options available for moving to the Next Generation framework from the legacy


Network designers and architects, technical sales professionals, professionals pursuing technical certifications offered by equipment vendors, and those who are involved in designing and deploying the framework for multicast, video and related applications

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements

    1. Overview of IP Multicast
    1.1 Introduction
    1.1.1 Overview of IP Multicast
    1.1.2 Multicast Addressing
    1.1.3 Internet Group Management Protocol
    1.1.4 Protocol Independent Multicast
    1.1.5 Multicast Admission Control Mechanisms
    1.2 Guidelines On Addresses Allocations
    1.3 Conclusion

    2. Draft-Rosen Multicast Virtual Private Networks
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Draft-Rosen Virtual Private Network Multicast
    2.2.1 Unicast VPNs
    2.2.2 Multicast VPNs
    2.3 Summary

    3. Next Generation Multicast VPNs
    3.1 Introduction
    3.1.1 Draft Rosen Limitations
    3.2 Next-Generation Multicast VPNs
    3.2.1 Terminology
    3.3 NG-MVPN Control Plane
    3.3.1 Ingress and Egress PE Routers
    3.3.2 Provider Multicast Service Interface
    3.3.3 BGP MVPN Routes
    3.4 NG-MVPN Data Plane—Provider Tunnels
    3.4.1 Point-to-multipoint LSPs
    3.4.2 MVPN Routing Tables in JUNOS
    3.4.3 RSVP-TE Provider Tunnels
    3.4.4 MLDP Provider Tunnels
    3.4.5 PIM-SSM Provider Tunnels
    3.4.6 PIM-SM Provider Tunnels
    3.4.7 Migration from Draft-Rosen to NG-MVPNs
    3.4.8 NG-MVPN Extranets
    3.4.9 Provider Router Configuration
    3.4.10 NG-MVPN—IPv6
    3.4.11 Internet Multicast Using Next-Gen BGP Control Plane
    3.4.12 Considerations for Deploying Broadcast Video/IPTV
    3.4.13 Vendor Support for the NG-MVPN Framework
    3.5 Summary

    4. Next Generation Multicast VPNs on Alcatel-Lucent (TiMOS)
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Beginning of NG-MVPN Support on ALU
    4.2.1 Provider Common Configuration
    4.2.2 PE Global Configuration
    4.2.3 PE VPRN (VPN) Configuration
    4.2.4 S-PMSI Configuration
    4.3 Full-Fledged NG-MVPN Support on ALU (Rel 8.0)
    4.4 NG-MVPN Using PIM-SSM as the P-Tunnel
    4.5 NG-MVPN Using RSVP-TE P2MP LSP as the P-Tunnel
    4.6 Summary

    5. Internet Multicast and Multicast VPNs Based on MLDP In-Band Signaling
    5.1 Introduction
    5.1.1 Terminology
    5.2 Multicast LDP In-Band Signaling
    5.2.1 MLDP signaling
    5.2.2 FEC Elements
    5.2.3 Point-to-Multipoint LSPs
    5.2.4 Multipoint-to-Multipoint LSPs
    5.2.5 Root Node Redundancy
    5.2.6 LSP Virtual Interfaces
    5.2.7 MLDP Commands
    5.3 MLDP Configuration Examples
    5.3.1 Reference Network
    5.3.2 Enabling MLDP
    5.3.3 MLDP Capabilities
    5.3.4 MLDP Database
    5.3.5 PIM-SSM Transit Application
    5.3.6 Multicast VPN Application
    5.4 Summary

    6. Applications: IPTV
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 IPTV Standards
    6.2.1 ITU-T
    6.2.2 Broadband Forum
    6.2.3 ETSI TISPAN
    6.2.4 Other Organizations Influencing IPTV Evolution
    6.3 NGN Reference Architecture
    6.3.1 Network Interface Definitions
    6.3.2 Services, Transport, and Management Functions
    6.4 IPTV Reference Architecture Framework
    6.4.1 Network Function in the IPTV Reference Architecture
    6.5 Access Networks for IPTV
    6.5.1 xDSL in the Access
    6.5.2 Source Specific Multicast
    6.5.3 IGMPv3
    6.5.4 SSM and IGMPv3: Initial Join in IPTV Network
    6.5.5 SSM and IGMPv3: Channel Zap
    6.5.6 IGMP Snooping
    6.6 Network Design Considerations for IPTV
    6.6.1 Bandwidth Requirement for IPTV
    6.6.2 IPv4 Address Usage Guidelines
    6.6.3 GLOP Addressing
    6.6.4 IPv6 Multicast Address Allocation
    6.6.5 VLAN Design
    6.6.6 QoS and QoE
    6.6.7 Network Characteristics
    6.7 Conclusion

    7. Multicast for VPLS and Carrier Ethernet Networks
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Virtual Private LAN Service AKA VPLS
    7.2.1 VPLS Control Plane
    7.2.2 Characteristics of LDP VPLS
    7.2.3 Use Cases for LDP-VPLS and BGP AD
    7.2.4 H-VPLS—Point to Remember
    7.2.5 LDP-BGP VPLS Interworking
    7.2.6 Multicast Traffic in VPLS
    7.2.7 Multicast in a Wholesale Model
    7.3 Summary

    8. Mobile Video Multicast
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service
    8.3 DVB-H
    8.4 Multicast Listener Discovery Version 2 (MLDv2)
    8.5 Multicast Mobility
    8.5.1 Receiver Mobility
    8.5.2 Source Mobility
    8.6 Conclusion

    9. Summary
    9.1 Future Enhancements
    9.2 Conclusion


Product details

  • No. of pages: 560
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2011
  • Published: July 15, 2011
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123849236
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123849243

About the Authors

Vinod Joseph

works with Juniper Network as a Technical Leader within the Juniper Professional Services Organization. He is based in the UK and works with large Service Providers and customers with focus on the key areas of Network transformation, Multicast, QoS, Carrier Ethernet, Vendor Interoperability and Next Generation services. Prior to joining Juniper, Vinod worked as a Senior Network Consulting Engineer within Cisco’s World Wide Service Provider organization providing architectural design and service support to customers in the Asia Pacific and EMEA markets. This responsibility includes the planning and design of large network architectures, together with guiding deployment and providing operational advice. He has over 16 years of experience in IP networking, and built some of the largest IP/MPLS carrier networks in the EMEA, APAC, and America markets.

Affiliations and Expertise

Juniper, UK

Srinivas Mulugu

Srinivasarao Mulugu heads the Packet division of Nokia Siemens Networks in India. He has over 17 years of experience in the telecommunication industry spanning across North America, APAC, Middle East and India. During the course of his career, Srinivasarao has worked in various capacities at Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, 3Com and Sprint Communications. He is also active in the industry forums and has chaired several technology sessions in forums such as SANOG, APRICOT, etc. He has an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA, both from University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

In his personal life Srinivasarao holds the position of Director Auromira Foundation and is involved in social welfare activities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Hyderabad, India

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