Implementation of IBM j-type Ethernet Switches and Routers

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 13 February 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435023
ISBN-13: 9780738435022
IBM Form #: SG24-7882-00
(576 pages)

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Authors: Sangam Racherla, Norman Bogard, Gareth Edwards, Nathan Flowers, Paul Ionescu, Gabriel Slomovitz, See Keong Soon


IBM® j-type data center solutions running Junos software (from Juniper Networks) provide operational agility and efficiency, dramatically simplifying the network and delivering savings. With this solution, a network design has fewer devices, interconnections, and network tiers. Beyond the cost advantages, the design offers the following key benefits:

  • Reduces latency
  • Simplifies device management
  • Delivers significant power, cooling, and space savings
  • Eliminates multiple system failure points
  • Performs pervasive security

The high-performance data center is built around IBM j-type e-series Ethernet switches, m-series routers, and s-series firewalls. This new family of powerful products helps to shape the next generation of dynamic infrastructure. IBM j-type e-series Ethernet switches meet escalating demands while controlling costs. IBM j-type m-series Ethernet routers are high-performance routers with powerful switching and security capabilities.

This IBM Redbooks® publication targets IT professionals who sell, design, or administer IBM j-type networking solutions. It provides information about IBM j-type Ethernet switches and routers and includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to Ethernet fundamentals and IBM j-type Ethernet switches and routers
  • Initial hardware planning and configuration
  • Other configuration topics including Virtual Chassis configuration, Layer 1, Layer 2, and Layer 3 configurations, and security features
  • Network management features of Junos software and maintenance of the IBM j-type series hardware

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Ethernet networking
Chapter 2. Introduction to IBM j-type Ethernet switches and routers
Chapter 3. Initial hardware planning of IBM j-type Ethernet switches and routers
Chapter 4. Fundamental concepts of the Junos operating system
Chapter 5. Initial configuration
Chapter 6. User interface
Chapter 7. Virtual Chassis
Chapter 8. Layer 1: Configuration
Chapter 9. Layer 2: Switching configuration
Chapter 10. Layer 3: Routing configuration
Chapter 11. Class of service
Chapter 12. Security
Chapter 13. System management
Chapter 14. Maintenance and analysis
Appendix A. Preferred practices for networking

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