The LISP Network: Evolution to the Next Generation of Data Networks

Book description

The complete guide to seamless anytime/anywhere networking with LISP


In an era of ubiquitous clouds, virtualization, mobility, and the Internet of Things, information and resources must be accessible anytime, from anywhere. Connectivity to devices and workloads must be seamless even when people move, and their location must be fully independent of device identity. The Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) makes all this possible.


The LISP Network is the first comprehensive, in-depth guide to LISP concepts, architecture, techniques, behavior, and applications. Co-authored by LISP co-creator Dino Farinacci and Victor Moreno–co-developer of the Cisco LISP implementation–it will help you identify the opportunities and benefits of deploying LISP in any data center, campus and branch access, WAN edge, or service provider core network.


This largely implementation-agnostic guide will be valuable to architects, engineers, consultants, technical sales professionals, and senior IT professionals in any largescale network environment. The authors show how LISP overcomes key problems in large-scale networking, thoroughly introduce its key applications, guide you through designing real-world solutions, and present detailed deployment case studies based on their pioneering experience.


· Understand LISP’s core principles, history, motivation, and applications

· Explore LISP’s technical architecture, components, mechanisms, and workflows

· Use LISP to seamlessly deliver diverse network services and enable major advances in data center connectivity

· Improve mobility, network segmentation, and policy management

· Leverage software-defined WANs (SD-WANs) to efficiently move traffic from access to data center

· Evolve access networks to provide pervasive, mega-scale, high-density modern connectivity

· Integrate comprehensive security into the networking control and data plane, and learn how LISP infrastructure is protected against attacks

· Enforce access control policies, connection integrity, confidentiality for data in flight, and end-point anonymity


· Discover how LISP mobility mechanisms anticipate tomorrow’s application use cases

Table of contents

  1. About This E-Book
  2. Cover Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. About the Authors
  6. About the Technical Reviewers
  7. Dedications
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Contents at a Glance
  10. Contents
  11. Icons Used in This Book
  12. Reader Services
  13. Introduction
    1. Goals and Methods
    2. Who Should Read This Book?
    3. How This Book Is Organized
  14. Chapter 1. LISP and the Future of Networking
    1. A Brief History of LISP: Motivation, Base Premises, Evolution
    2. LISP in the Standards and Open Community
    3. Use Cases for LISP: Supporting Future Trends
  15. Chapter 2. LISP Architecture
    1. Seminal Idea: Location-Identity Separation
    2. Map and Encapsulate
    3. Demand-Based Routing and Caching
    4. LISP Roles
    5. An Asset-Controlled Mapping Database
    6. Networking Beyond Traditional Address Types
    7. The LISP Data Plane
    8. NAT Traversal
    9. Summary
  16. Chapter 3. Data Center Trends
    1. A Brief History of Application Virtualization
    2. Multitiered Applications, Virtualization, and the Network
    3. Evolving Switching Fabrics
    4. Optimizing Connectivity to the Data Center with LISP
    5. Mobility: Subnets Really Don’t Work
    6. Segmentation: 32 Bits Needed
    7. Policy: The Network as an Enforcer
    8. The Hybrid Cloud and Carrier Neutrality
    9. Summary
  17. Chapter 4. The Wide-Area Network: Bringing Traffic from Access to the Data Center
    1. Modern WAN Services
    2. Hybrid WAN: Efficient xTR Multihoming
    3. Scale Considerations
    4. Logical Topologies: Peer-to-Peer Connectivity and Service Insertion
    5. Security: Connection Integrity and Confidentiality
    6. Segmentation
    7. The Access Network: Multisite Considerations
    8. Manageability
    9. Summary
  18. Chapter 5. Mega-Scale Access Networks: LISP, User Access, and the Internet of Things
    1. Access Networks Using LISP
    2. Mobility and Wireless Integration
    3. Segmentation
    4. Zero Configuration Networking: Service Discovery
    5. Situational Policy (Beyond Just Location)
    6. Applications
    7. The Internet of Things
    8. A Lightbulb for Utopia
    9. Summary
  19. Chapter 6. Security
    1. Attack Surfaces, Lateral Moves, and Bot-nets
    2. Policy, Segmentation, and the Virtual Perimeter
    3. Cryptography in LISP
    4. How the LISP Control Plane Is Secured
    5. Anonymity in LISP
    6. Summary
  20. Chapter 7. LISP and the Next-Generation Mobile Network
    1. LISP EID Mobility and LISP Mobile Node
    2. Mobility Convergence Optimization
    3. Use Cases
    4. Summary
  21. Index

Product information

  • Title: The LISP Network: Evolution to the Next Generation of Data Networks
  • Author(s): Dino Farinacci, Victor Moreno
  • Release date: January 2019
  • Publisher(s): Cisco Press
  • ISBN: 9780134541877