Chapter 2 Network Design Methodology

This chapter introduces a network design methodology and presents guidelines for building an effective network design solution. It includes the following sections:

Understanding the Network Architectures for the Enterprise

Identifying Design Requirements

Identifying Customer Design Requirements

Characterizing the Existing Network and Sites

Using the Top-Down Approach to Network Design

A network design must meet the increasingly complex requirements of the organization that it supports. As a network designer, you must understand the needs of the organization and follow a methodology to help match needs to the network implementation. This chapter introduces principles and guidelines for building an ...

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