Top-Down Network Design / Edition 2

Top-Down Network Design / Edition 2

by Priscilla Oppenheimer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 158714252X

ISBN-13: 9781587142529

Pub. Date: 06/18/2010

Publisher: Cisco Press

Top-Down Network Design, Second Edition, is a practical and comprehensive guide to designing enterprise networks that are reliable, secure, and manageable. Using illustrations and real-world examples, it teaches a systematic method for network design that can be applied to campus LANs, remote-access networks, WAN links, and large-scale internetworks.

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Overview

Top-Down Network Design, Second Edition, is a practical and comprehensive guide to designing enterprise networks that are reliable, secure, and manageable. Using illustrations and real-world examples, it teaches a systematic method for network design that can be applied to campus LANs, remote-access networks, WAN links, and large-scale internetworks.

You will learn to analyze business and technical requirements, examine traffic flow and QoS requirements, and select protocols and technologies based on performance goals. You will also develop an understanding of network performance factors such as network utilization, throughput, accuracy, efficiency, delay, and jitter. Several charts and job aids will help you apply a top-down approach to network design.

This Second Edition has been revised to include new and updated material on wireless networks, virtual private networks (VPNs), network security, network redundancy, modularity in network designs, dynamic addressing for IPv4 and IPv6, new network design and management tools, Ethernet scalability options (including 10-Gbps Ethernet, Metro Ethernet, and Long-Reach Ethernet), and networks that carry voice and data traffic.

Top-Down Network Design, Second Edition, has a companion website at http://www.topdownbook.com, which includes updates to the book, links to white papers, and supplemental information about design resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587142529
Publisher:
Cisco Press
Publication date:
06/18/2010
Series:
Networking Technology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxxv
Part IIdentifying Your Customer's Needs and Goals3
Chapter 1Analyzing Business Goals and Constraints5
Using a Top-Down Network Design Methodology5
Analyzing Business Goals10
Analyzing Business Constraints21
Business Goals Checklist24
Summary25
Chapter 2Analyzing Technical Goals and Tradeoffs27
Scalability27
Availability29
Network Performance35
Security49
Manageability54
Usability55
Adaptability55
Affordability56
Making Network Design Tradeoffs57
Technical Goals Checklist59
Summary60
Chapter 3Characterizing the Existing Internetwork63
Characterizing the Network Infrastructure63
Checking the Health of the Existing Internetwork76
Tools for Characterizing the Existing Internetwork89
Network Health Checklist92
Summary93
Chapter 4Characterizing Network Traffic95
Characterizing Traffic Flow95
Characterizing Traffic Load105
Characterizing Traffic Behavior111
Characterizing Quality of Service Requirements119
Network Traffic Checklist128
Summary128
Summary for Part I128
Part IILogical Network Design131
Chapter 5Designing a Network Topology133
Hierarchical Network Design133
Redundant Network Design Topologies145
Modular Network Design148
Designing a Campus Network Design Topology150
Designing the Enterprise Edge Topology170
Secure Network Design Topologies180
Summary182
Chapter 6Designing Models for Addressing and Naming185
Guidelines for Assigning Network Layer Addresses186
Using a Hierarchical Model for Assigning Addresses197
Designing a Model for Naming209
Summary217
Chapter 7Selecting Switching and Routing Protocols221
Making Decisions as Part of the Top-Down Network Design Process222
Selecting Bridging and Switching Protocols223
Selecting Routing Protocols234
A Summary of IP, AppleTalk, and IPX Routing Protocols261
Summary264
Chapter 8Developing Network Security Strategies267
Network Security Design267
Security Mechanisms271
Modularizing Security Design278
Summary295
Chapter 9Developing Network Management Strategies299
Network Management Design299
Network Management Processes300
Network Management Architectures305
Selecting Protocols for Network Management307
Selecting Tools for Network Management312
Summary315
Summary for Part II315
Part IIIPhysical Network Design317
Chapter 10Selecting Technologies and Devices for Campus Networks319
LAN Cabling Plant Design320
LAN Technologies325
Selecting Internetworking Devices for a Campus Network Design341
An Example of a Campus Network Design344
Summary360
Chapter 11Selecting Technologies and Devices for Enterprise Networks363
Remote-Access Technologies364
Selecting Remote-Access Devices for an Enterprise Network Design374
WAN Technologies377
An Example of a WAN Design389
Summary397
Summary for Part III398
Part IVTesting, Optimizing, and Documenting Your Network Design401
Chapter 12Testing Your Network Design403
Using Industry Tests404
Building and Testing a Prototype Network System405
Tools for Testing a Network Design412
An Example of a Network Design Testing Scenario416
Summary427
Chapter 13Optimizing Your Network Design429
Optimizing Bandwidth Usage with IP Multicast Technologies430
Reducing Serialization Delay435
Optimizing Network Performance to Meet Quality of Service Requirements437
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Features for Optimizing Network Performance444
Summary455
Chapter 14Documenting Your Network Design457
Responding to a Customer's Request for Proposal458
Contents of a Network Design Document460
Summary469
Appendix ACharacterizing Network Traffic When Workstations Boot471
Appendix BReferences and Recommended Reading479
Glossary483
Index535

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