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Network Analysis, Architecture, and Design, 3rd Edition by James D. McCabe

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10 Network design

Network design adds product, vendor, location, and configuration detail to the architecture. Our analysis and architecture work done to date helps make the design process straightforward, reproducible, and well documented. In fact, when the analysis and architecture processes are done well, the design process becomes relatively easy.

Some readers may feel that the reason the design process is straightforward is that we have already done most of what is traditionally termed “design” during the analysis and architecture. This is somewhat true; however, design decisions made without benefit of the analysis and architecture processes are ad hoc decisions, made without a sufficient understanding of what we are trying to achieve ...

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