20.2. Monitoring the Network and Optimizing Its Performance

We've talked about how important creating a good plan for your network design is to its ultimate success, but I still have to tell you that no matter how much time and energy you put into your plan, it's not going to be perfect. To be real, you'll still probably go through a challenge, or five. Not to discourage you—working thoroughly through the planning stage definitely pays off big-time; it's just not possible to foresee everything. Plus, things can always get better, right? There will always be ways to improve and optimize your network's performance.

And those two things are exactly what we're going to focus on next. First, I'll show you some cool ways to monitor your network and ...

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