Chapter 2. Baselining Goals

An analyst must keep certain goals that are important in networking in mind when performing a network baseline study. All networks must be stable and reliable. All network components must perform at the maximum specification for design. It is also critical that network devices work together to produce true interoperability.

Ensuring Network Stability

In any large internetwork, it is important to ensure that the physical foundation for protocol communications is 100% stable. User workstations requiring access to servers must be able to locate and connect to those servers. Today's large internetworks house many servers and other devices that must be accessed to facilitate final end-to-end communications. Locating these ...

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