Books by Ivan Pepelnjak

Ivan Pepelnjak wrote numerous books describing routing protocols, MPLS/VPN technology, data center design challenges and the reality of SDN/OpenFlow. Most of the digital books are available on (see links below) and included with the subscription. You can also buy older books written by Ivan on Amazon.

Data Center

Data Center Design Case Studies

The new digital book by Ivan Pepelnjak describes typical data center design challenges, from WAN edge to server connectivity.

SDN, SDDC and OpenFlow

SDN and OpenFlow: The Hype and the Harsh Reality

The first digital book in the Software Defined Networking series describes the principles, challenges and limitations of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and OpenFlow.

Overlay Virtual Networks in Software-Defined Data Centers

The second digital book in the Software Defined Networking series describes the overlay virtual networking principles, architectures, solutions, and their applications in software-defined data centers (SDDC).


MPLS and VPN Architectures

The original MPLS/VPN bible by Ivan Pepelnjak and Jim Guichard covers the basics of MPLS and MPLS/VPN, advanced MPLS/VPN topologies and configuration and migration case studies.</p>

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MPLS and VPN Architectures, Volume II

The second MPLS/VPN book by Ivan Pepelnjak, Jeff Apcar and Jim Guichard describes remote access into MPLS/VPN network, security aspects of MPLS/VPN, large-scale solutions, and IPv6 and multicast support.

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Other Books

EIGRP Network Design Solutions

The first book describing in-depth details of EIGRP, its algorithms, data structures, and packet formats. The advanced topics covered by this book include large-scale deployments, route summarization and route filters, EIGRP security and EIGRP operation over WAN networks.

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Deploying Zone Based Firewalls

Detailed description of Cisco IOS Zone Based Firewall feature set, including design considerations and sample use cases.

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