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Implementing Cisco Networking Solutions by Harpreet Singh

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Application baseline

Another aspect of the baseline is the actual application baseline. While IP SLA helps to provide specific parameters across the network, the actual traffic flows for critical applications needs to be documented and provided as a ready reference to the NOC engineers to facilitate troubleshooting. A highest-level sample is shown in the following image:

Figure 2: Application flow diagrams

A line diagram like the preceding one will help the network engineers trace the exact path of each application on the network within the DC and bridge the gap between the application and network teams. The next level of details can be built ...

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