Books: 15


Designing an Address Plan for the Future
If you’re ready to join the move to IPv6, this comprehensive guide gets you started by showing you how to create an effective IPv6 address plan. In three example-driven sections—preparation, design, and maintenance—you’ll learn principles and best practices for designing, deploying, and maintaining an more » address plan far beyond what’s possible with IPv4 networks. During the course of the book, you’ll walk through the process of building a sample address plan for a fictional company. Enterprise IT network architects, engineers, and administrators will see firsthand how IPv6 provides opportunities for creating an operationally efficient plan that’s scalable, flexible, extensible, manageable, and durable. * Explore IPv6 addressing basics, including representation, structure, and types * Manage risks and costs by using a three-phase approach for deploying IPv6 * Dig into IPv6 subnetting methods and learn how they differ from IPv4 * Determine the appropriate size and type of the IPv6 allocation you require * Apply current network management tools to IPv6 * Use IPv6 renumbering methods that enable greater network scale and easier integration * Implement policies and practices to keep IPv6 addresses reachable « less
Integrating IPv6 into Your IPv4 Network
If your organization is gearing up for IPv6, this in-depth book provides the practical information and guidance you need to plan for, design, and implement this vastly improved protocol. Author Silvia Hagen takes system and network administrators, engineers, and network designers through the technical more » details of IPv6 features and functions, and provides options for those who need to integrate IPv6 with their current IPv4 infrastructure. The flood of Internet-enabled devices has made migrating to IPv6 a paramount concern worldwide. In this updated edition, Hagen distills more than ten years of studying, working with, and consulting with enterprises on IPv6. It's the only book of its kind. « less
Practical IPv6 for Windows Administrators is a handy guide to implementing IPv6 in a Microsoft Windows environment. This is the book you need if you are a Microsoft Windows Administrator confronted with IPv6 and in need of a quick resource to get up and going. The book covers the current state of IPv6 more » and its support in Microsoft Windows. It provides best-practices and other guidance toward successful implementation. This book is especially written with the goal of translating your current expertise in IPv4 into the new realm of IPv6. Special attention is given to dual-stack configurations, helping you to run IPv4 and IPv6 side-by-side and support both protocol versions during a transition period. Practical IPv6 for Windows Administrators is also a fast reference you can look at to get something done quickly. It covers IPv6 addressing, management of IPv6 from Powershell, Advanced Firewall configuration, and use of IPv6 in Hyper-V and virtual networking environments. You'll find practical examples showing how IPv6 integrates with all the standard tools you use for IPv4 today, tools like DNS and DHCP. You'll also find insider knowledge on IPv6 that can help avert stumbling points on the road to deployment. * Provides a quick path from IPv4 expertise to IPv6 implementation * Gives best-practices specific to Windows on IPv6 and dual stack networks * Is chock full of practical examples showing how to manage IPv6 on Windows « less
Covers Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Get in-depth technical information to put IPv6 technology to work - including networks with hardware running Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Written by a networking expert, this reference explains IPv6 features and benefits, and provides detailed information to help you implement this protocol. You'll more » learn best practices for using IPv6 services in your Windows network, whether you're an IT professional, a network administrator, or an IT student. « less
DNS for the Next-Generation Internet
If you're preparing to roll out IPv6 on your network, this concise book provides the essentials you need to support this protocol with DNS. You'll learn how DNS was extended to accommodate IPv6 addresses, and how you can configure a BIND name server to run on the network. This book also features methods more » for troubleshooting problems with IPv6 forward- and reverse-mapping, and techniques for helping islands of IPv6 clients communicate with IPv4 resources. « less
Make Sure IPv6 Doesn't Break Your Applications
If IPv6 is to be adopted on a large scale, the applications running on desktop systems, laptops, and even mobile devices need to work just as well with this protocol as they do with IPv4. This concise book takes you beyond the network layer and helps you explore the issues you need to address if you more » are to successfully migrate your apps to IPv6. It's ideal for application developers, system/network architects, product managers, and others involved in moving your network to IPv6. « less
Foundation learning for the ROUTE 642-902 Exam
Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) Foundation Learning Guide is a Cisco® authorized learning tool for CCNP®/CCDP®/CCIP® preparation. As part of the Cisco Press Foundation Learning Series, this book teaches you how to plan, configure, maintain, and scale a routed network. It focuses on using Cisco more » routers connected in LANs and WANs typically found at medium-to-large network sites. After completing this book, you will be able to select and implement the appropriate Cisco IOS services required to build a scalable, routed network. Each chapter opens with the list of topics covered to clearly identify the focus of that chapter. At the end of each chapter, a summary of key concepts for quick study and review questions provide you with an opportunity to assess and reinforce your understanding of the material. Throughout the book there are many configuration examples and sample verification outputs demonstrating troubleshooting techniques and illustrating critical issues surrounding network operation. Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) Foundation Learning Guide is ideal for certification candidates who are seeking a tool to learn all the topics covered in the ROUTE 642-902 exam. * Serves as the official book for the Cisco Networking Academy CCNP ROUTE course * Includes all the content from the e-Learning portion of the Learning@ Cisco ROUTE course * Provides a thorough presentation of complex enterprise network frameworks, architectures, and models, and the process of creating, documenting, and executing an implementation plan * Details Internet Protocol (IP) routing protocol principles * Explores Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) * Examines how to manipulate routing updates and control the information passed between them * Covers routing facilities for branch offices and mobile workers * Investigates IP Version 6 (IPv6) in detail * Presents self-assessment review questions, chapter objectives, and summaries to facilitate effective studying This book is in the Foundation Learning Guide Series. These guides are developed together with Cisco® as the only authorized, self-paced learning tools that help networking professionals build their understanding of networking concepts and prepare for Cisco certification exams. « less
How TCP/IP Works in a Modern Network
In 1994, W. Richard Stevens and Addison-Wesley published a networking classic: TCP/IP Illustrated. The model for that book was a brilliant, unfettered approach to networking concepts that has proven itself over time to be popular with readers of beginning to intermediate networking knowledge. The Illustrated more » Network takes this time-honored approach and modernizes it by creating not only a much larger and more complicated network, but also by incorporating all the networking advancements that have taken place since the mid-1990s, which are many. This book takes the popular Stevens approach and modernizes it, employing 2008 equipment, operating systems, and router vendors. It presents an ?illustrated? explanation of how TCP/IP works with consistent examples from a real, working network configuration that includes servers, routers, and workstations. Diagnostic traces allow the reader to follow the discussion with unprecedented clarity and precision. True to the title of the book, there are 330+ diagrams and screen shots, as well as topology diagrams and a unique repeating chapter opening diagram. Illustrations are also used as end-of-chapter questions. A complete and modern network was assembled to write this book, with all the material coming from real objects connected and running on the network, not assumptions. Presents a real world networking scenario the way the reader sees them in a device-agnostic world. Doesn't preach one platform or the other. Here are ten key differences between the two: Stevens Goralski's Older operating systems (AIX,svr4,etc.) Newer OSs (XP, Linux, FreeBSD, etc.) Two routers (Cisco, Telebit (obsolete)) Two routers (M-series, J-series) Slow Ethernet and SLIP link Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and SONET/SDH links (modern) Tcpdump for traces Newer, better utility to capture traces (Ethereal, now has a new name!) No IPSec IPSec No multicast Multicast No router security discussed Firewall routers detailed No Web Full Web browser HTML consideration No IPv6 IPv6 overview Few configuration details More configuration details (ie, SSH, SSL, MPLS, ATM/FR consideration, wireless LANS, OSPF and BGP routing protocols * New Modern Approach to Popular Topic Adopts the popular Stevens approach and modernizes it, giving the reader insights into the most up-to-date network equipment, operating systems, and router vendors. * Shows and Tells Presents an illustrated explanation of how TCP/IP works with consistent examples from a real, working network configuration that includes servers, routers, and workstations, allowing the reader to follow the discussion with unprecedented clarity and precision. * Over 330 Illustrations True to the title, there are 330 diagrams, screen shots, topology diagrams, and a unique repeating chapter opening diagram to reinforce concepts * Based on Actual Networks A complete and modern network was assembled to write this book, with all the material coming from real objects connected and running on the network, bringing the real world, not theory, into sharp focus. « less
Windows Server 2008 Unleashed covers the planning, design, prototype testing, implementation, migration, administration, and support of a Windows 2008 and Active Directory environment, based on more than three and a half years of early adopter experience in full production environments. This book addresses more » not only what is new with Windows 2008 compared to previous versions of the Windows Server product, but also what is different and how the similarities and differences affect an organization’s migration to Windows 2008. Chapters are dedicated to the migration process from Windows 2000/2003 to Windows 2008, how to properly use Group Policies in Windows 2008, and tips and tricks on managing and administering a Windows 2008 environment. The authors cover the technologies new to Windows 2008, such as IPv6, Network Access Protection (NAP), Network Policy Server (NPS), Terminal Services Remote Programs, Windows Deployment Services (WDS), Hyper-V virtualization, and more! This book doesn’t just describe the features and functions included in Windows 2008--there are notes throughout the book explaining how organizations have successfully used the technologies to fulfill core business needs. Tips, tricks, and best practices share lessons learned from hundreds of implementations of Windows 2008 in real-world environments. Detailed information on how to… * Plan and migrate from Windows 2000/2003 to Windows 2008 * Leverage new tools and utilities that simplify system and network administration functions * Enable the latest security technologies to improve secured enterprise computing * Better manage a Windows 2008 Active Directory environment * Optimize a Windows 2008 environment for better scalability and enhanced performance * Implement Windows 2008 for better branch office and remote office integration * Design a Windows 2008 environment to support the latest in clustering, stretched clusters, fault tolerance, and redundant systems technologies * Take advantage of add-on technologies available for Windows 2008, including Windows SharePoint Services, Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization, Windows Media Services, and IIS 7 web server solutions Rand, Michael, Ross, and Chris work for Convergent Computing, an IT consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay area that has three and a half years of early adopter experience with Windows 2008. In collaboration with co-author Omar Droubi, the authors helped organizations of all sizes plan, migrate, implement, and test Windows 2008 in production environments. The book was written from direct experiences where Windows 2008 was put into enterprise production environments focused to meet specific strategic business requirements. Category: Windows Server Covers: Windows Server 2008 User Level: Intermediate--Advanced Introduction xlix Part I: Windows Server 2008 Overview 1: Windows Server 2008 Technology Primer 3 2: Planning, Prototyping, Migrating, and Deploying Windows Server 2008 Best Practices 39 3: Installing Windows Server 2008 and Server Core 73 Part II: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory 4: Active Directory Domain Services Primer 105 5: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory 139 6: Designing Organizational Unit and Group Structure 165 7: Active Directory Infrastructure 185 8: Creating Federated Forests and Lightweight Directories 217 9: Integrating Active Directory in a UNIX Environment 235 Part III: Networking Services 10: Domain Name System and IPv6 251 11: DHCP/WINS/Domain Controllers 297 12: Internet Information Services 331 Part IV: Security 13: Server-Level Security 375 14: Transport-Level Security 399 15: Security Policies, Network Policy Server, and Network Access Protection 415 Part V: Migrating to Windows Server 2008 16: Migrating from Windows 2000/2003 to Windows Server 2008 439 17: Compatibility Testing for Windows Server 2008 473 Part VI: Windows Server 2008 Administration and Management 18: Windows Server 2008 Administration 499 19: Windows Server 2008 Group Policies and Policy Management 533 20: Windows Server 2008 Management and Maintenance Practices 581 21: Automating Tasks Using PowerShell Scripting 639 22: Documenting a Windows Server 2008 Environment 685 23: Integrating Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 with Windows Server 2008 715 Part VII: Remote and Mobile Technologies 24: Server-to-Client Remote and Mobile Access 737 25: Terminal Services 783 Part VIII: Desktop Administration 26: Windows Server Administration Tools for Desktops 839 27: Group Policy Management for Network Clients 865 Part IX: Fault Tolerance Technologies 28: File System Management and Fault Tolerance 935 29: System-Level Fault Tolerance (Clustering/Network Load Balancing) 993 30: Backing Up the Windows Server 2008 Environment 1043 31: Recovering from a Disaster 1077 Part X: Optimizing, Tuning, Debugging, and Problem Solving 32: Optimizing Windows Server 2008 for Branch Office Communications 1111 33: Logging and Debugging 1145 34: Capacity Analysis and Performance Optimization 1189 Part XI: Integrated Windows Application Services 35: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 1233 36: Windows Media Services 1281 37: Deploying and Using Windows Virtualization 1313 « less
Integrating IPv6 into your IPv4 network
IPv6 Essentials, Second Edition provides a succinct, in-depth tour of all the new features and functions in IPv6. It guides you through everything you need to know to get started, including how to configure IPv6 on hosts and routers and which applications currently support IPv6. The new IPv6 protocols more » offers extended address space, scalability, improved support for security, real-time traffic support, and auto-configuration so that even a novice user can connect a machine to the Internet. Aimed at system and network administrators, engineers, network designers, and IT managers, this book will help you understand, plan for, design, and integrate IPv6 into your current IPv4 infrastructure. « less