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Implementing Cisco Networking Solutions by Harpreet Singh

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Plan phase

This is the phase where the job of an actual network architect starts. This phase involves getting the right stakeholders together and documenting the network requirements with respect to the network goals, services, user needs, and so on. The plan phase involves identifying the sites, classifying them, and evaluating the existing network infrastructure if any to understand if the existing assets can be reused and redesigned for the new network. This phase also involves finalizing the hardware requirements for the network infrastructure devices.

Some of the questions that need to be answered at this stage are as follows:

  • Who are the users of this network and what is the level of segmentation required between the various users? ...

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