Chapter 4 Designing Basic Campus and Data Center Networks

This chapter introduces general campus switching and data center design considerations. It includes the following sections:

Describing Campus Design Considerations

Designing the Campus Infrastructure Module

Describing Enterprise Data Center Considerations

Describing Enterprise Network Virtualization Tools

The availability of multigigabit campus switches enables organizations to build high-performance, highly reliable networks. When a systematic network design approach is followed, performance, reliability, and manageability can be achieved. This chapter describes a hierarchical campus network design approach called “multilayer design.” Multilayer design is modular, so organizations ...

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