This is the first single source for mastering all the routing protocols and configurations needed to work with Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR operating systems. Bringing together content previously spread across multiple sources and Cisco Press titles, it covers updated standards and features found in enterprise and service provider environments.
IP Routing on Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR begins with a brief introduction to each operating system; primers on IP addressing, routing logic, and static routing; and discussions of the routing protocols EIGRP, OSPF, ISIS, and BGP for IPv4 and IPv6. Next, it carefully explains several important advanced topics, including route redistribution, route manipulation, multicast for IPv4 and IPv6, and High Availability (HA)/fast convergence.
All protocols are presented conceptually, with applicable illustrations, configurations, and appropriate output. To help IOS users master IOS XR, differences between the two operating systems are explicitly identified, and side-by-side command references are presented for each feature.
Content was created in alignment with Learning@Cisco, responding to more efficient self-study content for the Cisco Career Certifications within CCNA/CCNP/CCIE Service Provider, Cisco IOS XR Specialist Certification, and the routing components of several other Cisco Certifications (such as CCNA/CCNP/CCIE Routing and Switching).
Brad Edgeworth, CCIE No. 31574 (R&S & SP), has been with Cisco since 2011, working as a Systems Engineer and a Technical Leader. Brad is a distinguished speaker at Cisco Live, where he has presented on IOS XR. Before joining Cisco, Brad worked as a network architect and consultant for various Fortune 500 companies. Brad’s other certifications include Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). Brad has been working in the IT field for the past 18 years, with an emphasis on enterprise and service provider environments from an architectural and operational perspective. Brad holds a bachelor of arts degree in computer systems management from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
Aaron Foss, CCIE No. 18761 (R&S & SP), is a High Touch Engineer with Cisco’s Focused Technical Support (FTS) organization. He works with large service providers to troubleshoot issues relating to Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), quality of service (QoS), and IP routing protocols. Aaron has more than 15 years of experience designing, deploying, and troubleshooting IP networks. He holds a bachelor of science degree in management information systems from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Ramiro Garza Rios, CCIE No. 15469 (R&S, SP, and Security), is a Senior Network Consulting Engineer with Cisco Advanced Services. His current role consists of planning, designing, implementing, and optimizing next-generation (NGN) service provider networks in the United States. He has been with Cisco for more than 8 years and has 14 years of networking industry experience. Before joining Cisco, Ramiro was a Network Consulting and Presales Engineer for a Cisco Gold Partner in Mexico, where he was involved in the planning, design, and implementation of many enterprise and service provider networks. He holds a bachelor of science degree in electronic engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Reynosa and lives with his wife and four children in Cary, North Carolina.