VoIP Performance Management and Optimization A KPI-based approach to managing and optimizing VoIP networks IP Communications Adeel Ahmed, CCIEreg; No. 4574 Habib Madani Talal Siddiqui, CCIE No. 4280 VoIP Performance Management and Optimizationis the first comprehensive, expert guide to managing, monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimizing large VoIP networks. Three leading Cisco VoIP experts bring together state-of-the-art techniques for ensuring that customer service level agreements (SLA) are consistently met or exceeded. The authors begin by reviewing how VoIP is deployed in enterprise and service provider networks and the performance tradeoffs and challenges associated with each leading VoIP deployment model. Next, they present a comprehensive approach to diagnosing problems in VoIP networks using key performance indicators (KPI) and proactively addressing issues before they impact service. In this book, you will find a proven tools-based strategy for gauging VoIP network health and maximizing performance and voice quality. You also will learn how to perform trend analysis and use the results for capacity planning and traffic engineering-thereby optimizing your networks for both the short- and long-term. The authors all work in the Cisco Advanced Services Group. Deploy, manage, monitor, and scale multivendor VoIP networks more effectively Integrate performance data from multiple VoIP network segments and service flows to effectively manage SLAs Use performance counters, call detail records, and call agent trace logs to gauge network health in real time Utilize dashboards to analyze and correlate VoIP metrics, analyze trends, and plan capacity Implement a layered approach to quickly isolate and troubleshoot both localized and systemic problems in VoIP networks Optimize performance in networks where the service provider owns the "last mile" connection Improve performance when VoIP is deployed over publicly shared infrastructure Manage performance in enterprise networks using both centralized and distributed call processing Plan media deployment for the best possible network performance Monitor trends, establish baselines, optimize existing resources, and identify emerging problems Understand and address common voice quality issues This IP communications book is part of the Cisco Pressreg; Networking Technology Series. IP communications titles from Cisco Press help networking professionals understand voice and IP telephony technologies, plan and design converged networks, and implement network solutions for increased productivity. Category: Networking: Unified Communications Covers: Voice over IP Network Management
Adeel Ahmed, CCIE No. 4574, is a senior manager in the Cisco Advanced Services group. He has been with Cisco for more than 11 years. His areas of expertise include Access/Dial, Broadband Cable, SP Voice, and IPv6. He has worked with major cable MSOs in North America, EMEA, and ASIAPAC in designing and troubleshooting cable networks. He has written several white papers and design guides used by customers, sales teams, and Cisco engineers in deploying multiservices over cable networks. He has represented Cisco at industry technical forums such as IETF, APRICOT, SCTE, CableLabs, NCTA, NAv6TF, Networkers, and Global IPv6 Summit. He is the coauthor of Deploying IPv6 in Broadband Access Networks. Adeel holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering.
Habib Madani works as a network consulting engineer in the Cisco Advanced Services group. He has been with Cisco for the past five years; before that, he worked for more than ten years as a lead engineer at Yahoo!, CenterPoint Broadband Technology, and Motorola. His background is SP VoIP, Data Center, Network Management, and OSS solutions. He has worked with major enterprise customers and MSOs in the United States and abroad across these segments. He has represented Cisco at industry technical forums such APRICOT and Networkers. Habib holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona and a master’s in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Illinois.
Talal Siddiqui,CCIE No. 4280, is a senior manager in the Cisco Advanced Services group. He has been with Cisco for 13 years. He has been involved with beachhead customers who were deploying these solutions for the past 12 years. As a consulting engineer, he has worked with MSOs, CLECs, and ILECs who have deployed Cisco SS7 Interconnect Solutions through planning, designing, deploying, network expansion, and operational troubleshooting phases. As a technical leader in Unified Communications Practice, he worked with Cisco partners in planning, designing, and deploying IP telephony solutions for large enterprise customers. Currently he is working on developing service offerings for Communication/Collaboration Enabled Business Process (CEBP) solutions and service delivery tools. Talal holds BSEE and MBA degrees and is a CCIE.