Top-Down Network Design

Top-Down Network Design

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A systems analysis approach to enterprise network design *Master techniques for checking the health of an existing network to develop a baseline for measuring performance of a new network design *Explore solutions for meeting QoS requirements, including ATM traffic management, IETF controlled-load and guaranteed services, IP multicast, and advanced switching, queuing, and routing algorithms *Develop network designs that provide the high bandwidth and low delay required for real-time applications such as multimedia, distance learning, and videoconferencing *Identify the advantages and disadvantages of various switching and routing protocols, including transparent bridging, Inter-Switch Link (ISL), IEEE 802.1Q, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP4 *Effectively incorporate new technologies into enterprise network designs, including VPNs, wireless networking, and IP Telephony 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, which includes updates to the book, links to white papers, and supplemental information about design resources.This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press' which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful more

Product details

  • Hardback | 600 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 38.1mm | 1,088.62g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1587051524
  • 9781587051524
  • 1,243,620

About Priscilla Oppenheimer

Priscilla Oppenheimer has been developing data communications and networking systems since 1980 when she earned her master's degree in information science from the University of Michigan. After many years as a software developer, she became a technical instructor and training developer and taught more than 2000 network engineers from most of the Fortune 500 companies. Her employment at such companies as Apple Computer, Network General, and Cisco Systems gave her opportunities to troubleshoot real-world network design problems and to develop a practical methodology for enterprise network design. Priscilla was one of the developers of the Cisco Internetwork Design course and the creator of the Designing Cisco Networks course and is a CCNP and CCDP. Priscilla currently teaches computer networking at Southern Oregon more

Table of contents

I. IDENTIFYING YOUR CUSTOMERS NEEDS AND GOALS. 1. Analyzing Business Goals and Constraints. 2. Analyzing Technical Goals and Constraints. 3. Characterizing the Existing Internetwork. 4. Characterizing Network Traffic. II. LOGICAL NETWORK DESIGN. 5. Designing a Network Topology. 6. Designing Models for Addressing and Naming. 7. Selecting Switching and Routing Protocols. 8. Developing Network Security Strategies. 9. Developing Network Management Strategies. III. PHYSICAL NETWORK DESIGN. 10. Selecting Media and Devices for Campus Networks. 11. Selecting Media and Devices for Enterprise Networks. IV. TESTING, OPTIMIZING, AND DOCUMENTING YOUR NETWORK DESIGN. 12. Testing Your Network Design. 13. Optimizing Your Network Design. 14. Documenting Your Network Design. Bibliography. more

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