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Objectives

The purpose of Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition, is to help you design networks that meet a customer’s business and technical goals. Whether your customer is another department within your own company or an external client, this book provides you with tested processes and tools to help you understand traffic flow, protocol behavior, and internetworking technologies. After completing this book, you will be equipped to design enterprise networks that meet a customer’s requirements for functionality, capacity, performance, availability, scalability, affordability, security, and manageability.

 

Audience

This book is for you if you are an internetworking professional responsible for designing and maintaining medium- to large-sized enterprise networks. If you are a network engineer, architect, or technician who has a working knowledge of network protocols and technologies, this book will provide you with practical advice on applying your knowledge to internetwork design.

 

This book also includes useful information for consultants, systems engineers, and sales engineers who design corporate networks for clients. In the fast-paced presales environment of many systems engineers, it often is difficult to slow down and insist on a top-down, structured systems analysis approach. Wherever possible, this book includes shortcuts and assumptions that can be made to speed up the network design process.

 

Finally, this book is useful for undergraduate and graduate students in computer science and information technology disciplines. Students who have taken one or two courses in networking theory will find Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition, an approachable introduction to the engineering and business issues related to developing real-world networks that solve typical business problems.

 

Changes for the Third Edition

Networks have changed in many ways since the second edition was published. Many legacy technologies have disappeared and are no longer covered in the book. In addition, modern networks have become multifaceted, providing support for numerous bandwidth-hungry applications and a variety of devices, ranging from smart phones to tablet PCs to high-end servers. Modern users expect the network to be available all the time, from any device, and to let them securely collaborate with coworkers, friends, and family. Networks today support voice, video, high-definition TV, desktop sharing, virtual meetings, online training, virtual reality, and applications that we can’t even imagine that brilliant college students are busily creating in their dorm rooms.

 

As applications rapidly change and put more demand on networks, the need to teach a systematic approach to network design is even more important than ever. With that need in mind, the third edition has been retooled to make it an ideal textbook for college students. The third edition features review questions and design scenarios at the end of each chapter to help students learn top-down network design.

 

To address new demands on modern networks, the third edition of Top-Down Network Design also has updated material on the following topics:

¿ Network redundancy

¿ Modularity in network designs

¿ The Cisco SAFE security reference architecture

¿ The Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)

¿ Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

¿ Ethernet scalability options, including 10-Gbps Ethernet and Metro Ethernet

¿ Network design and management tools

 

Synopsis:

Top-Down Network Design

Third Edition

 

Priscilla Oppenheimer

 

A systems analysis approach to enterprise network design

 

The authoritative book on designing networks that align with business goals

 

Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition, is a practical and comprehensive guide to designing enterprise networks that are reliable, secure, and scalable. The book uses a top-down approach to help you focus first on applications and user requirements before selecting devices, cabling, and other technologies to implement the network. The book takes you through an explanation of how to design networks that align with business goals so that the network can keep pace with changing user requirements.

 

This new edition provides a comprehensive look at enterprise network design and the different modules of an enterprise network. Using illustrations and real-world examples, the book covers campus network design, wireless networks, remote access, and wide-area connectivity. You learn how to analyze business and technical requirements and select topologies and technologies that are based on that analysis. A major focus is on security as network users become more mobile. You also develop an understanding of network performance factors and methods for building reliable networks that can scale as traffic loads increase.

 

This Third Edition includes updated and expanded material on wireless networks, virtual private networks (VPN), network security, network redundancy, modularity in network designs, dynamic addressing for IPv4 and IPv6, Ethernet scalability options (including 10-Gbps Ethernet, Metro Ethernet, and Long-Reach Ethernet), and networks that carry voice and data traffic. In addition you will learn how to build networks that can support real-time video, collaborative computing, and social networking tools and that adhere to the Cisco SAFE Security Reference Architecture.

 

Every chapter now includes a set of essay questions and design scenarios to give you a chance to practice what you have learned. The book also has a companion website at www.topdownbook.com, which includes updates to the book, links to white papers, and supplemental information about design resources.

 

  • Learn a network design process that results in networks that perform well, provide security, and scale to meet growing demands for bandwidth
  • Develop network designs that provide the high bandwidth and low delay required for real-time applications such as multimedia, distance learning, videoconferencing, teleprescene, virtual communities, and IP telephony
  • Master techniques for checking the health of an existing network to develop a baseline for measuring performance of a new network design
  • Explore solutions for meeting QoS requirements, including IETF controlled-load and guaranteed services, IP multicast, and advanced switching, queuing, and routing algorithms
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of various switching and routing protocols, including Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), IEEE 802.1Q, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP4

 

This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press‚ which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

 

Category: Networking

Covers:  Network Design

 

About the Author

Priscilla Oppenheimer has been developing data communications and networking systems since 1980 when she earned her master’s degree in information science from the University of Michigan. After many years as a software developer, she became a technical instructor and training developer and has taught more than 3000 network engineers from most of the Fortune 500 companies. Her employment at such companies as Apple Computer, Network General, and Cisco gave her a chance to troubleshoot real-world network design problems and the opportunity to develop a practical methodology for enterprise network design. Priscilla was one of the developers of the Cisco Internetwork Design course and the creator of the Designing Cisco Networks course. Priscilla teaches network design, configuration, and troubleshooting around the world and practices what she preaches in her network consulting business.

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

Part I: Identifying Your Customer's Needs and Goals

1. Analyzing Business Goals and Constraints

2. Analyzing Technical Goals and Tradeoffs

3. Characterizing the Existing Internetwork

4. Characterizing Network Traffic

 

Part II: Logical Network Design

5. Designing a Network Topology

6. Designing Models for Addressing and Naming

7. Selecting Switching and Routing Protocols

8. Developing Network Security Strategies

9. Developing Network Management Strategies

 

Part III: Physical Network Design

10. Selecting Technologies and Devices for Campus Networks

11. Selecting Technologies and Devices for Enterprise Networks

 

Part IV: Testing, Optimizing, and Documenting Your Network Design

12. Testing Your Network Design

13. Optimizing Your Network Design

14. Documenting Your Network Design

 

Appendix. References and Recommended Reading

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9781587202834
Author:
Oppenheimer, Priscilla
Publisher:
Cisco Press
Subject:
Networking - General
Copyright:
Series:
Networking Technology
Publication Date:
August 2010
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
9.20x7.40x1.20 in. 2.11 lbs.

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Top-Down Network Design

Third Edition

 

Priscilla Oppenheimer

 

A systems analysis approach to enterprise network design

 

The authoritative book on designing networks that align with business goals

 

Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition, is a practical and comprehensive guide to designing enterprise networks that are reliable, secure, and scalable. The book uses a top-down approach to help you focus first on applications and user requirements before selecting devices, cabling, and other technologies to implement the network. The book takes you through an explanation of how to design networks that align with business goals so that the network can keep pace with changing user requirements.

 

This new edition provides a comprehensive look at enterprise network design and the different modules of an enterprise network. Using illustrations and real-world examples, the book covers campus network design, wireless networks, remote access, and wide-area connectivity. You learn how to analyze business and technical requirements and select topologies and technologies that are based on that analysis. A major focus is on security as network users become more mobile. You also develop an understanding of network performance factors and methods for building reliable networks that can scale as traffic loads increase.

 

This Third Edition includes updated and expanded material on wireless networks, virtual private networks (VPN), network security, network redundancy, modularity in network designs, dynamic addressing for IPv4 and IPv6, Ethernet scalability options (including 10-Gbps Ethernet, Metro Ethernet, and Long-Reach Ethernet), and networks that carry voice and data traffic. In addition you will learn how to build networks that can support real-time video, collaborative computing, and social networking tools and that adhere to the Cisco SAFE Security Reference Architecture.

 

Every chapter now includes a set of essay questions and design scenarios to give you a chance to practice what you have learned. The book also has a companion website at www.topdownbook.com, which includes updates to the book, links to white papers, and supplemental information about design resources.

 

  • Learn a network design process that results in networks that perform well, provide security, and scale to meet growing demands for bandwidth
  • Develop network designs that provide the high bandwidth and low delay required for real-time applications such as multimedia, distance learning, videoconferencing, teleprescene, virtual communities, and IP telephony
  • Master techniques for checking the health of an existing network to develop a baseline for measuring performance of a new network design
  • Explore solutions for meeting QoS requirements, including IETF controlled-load and guaranteed services, IP multicast, and advanced switching, queuing, and routing algorithms
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of various switching and routing protocols, including Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), IEEE 802.1Q, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP4

 

This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press‚ which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

 

Category: Networking

Covers:  Network Design

 

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