Campus Network Design Fundamentals


book cover
Campus Network Design Fundamentals
By Diane Teare, Catherine Paquet
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Publisher: Cisco Press
Pub Date: December 08, 2005
ISBN: 1-58705-222-9
Pages: 408
 



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The all-in-one guide to the what, why, and how of modern campus network design

  • Provides a "readers digest" overview of modern technologies used to build resilient, scalable campus infrastructures

  • Shows readers how to build switched and routed networks that securely support IP Telephony, QoS, and Wireless LANs

  • Illustrates application of the enabling technologies through sample network designs for headquarters, branch offices, and home office/remote users

For enterprises to take advantage of cost-saving, productivity-enhancing solutions, such as IP telephony and Wireless LANs, their core infrastructure must include the key enabling technologies required by these solutions and provide a resilient, secure foundation that can scale to business needs. As with any architecture, designing a solid foundation is the first step. Over the past decade, campus network design has evolved many times as new technologies have emerged and business needs have changed. IP telephony, IP video, and e-learning, allow enterprises to increase productivity. Wireless LANs expand the workplace to allow information and application access beyond an employee's desktop. Meanwhile, Internet worms and viruses are on the rise, increasing the need to find ways to protect networks and data, and to ensure the availability of the network resources. Campus Network Design Fundamentals is an all-in-one guide to switched Ethernet design that instructs readers on key LAN infrastructure components. The book provides insight into why each technology is important and how to apply this knowledge to create a campus network that includes as many or as few of today's productivity-enhancing applications as are needed in any given environment. Key topics covered through-out the book include switching, IP routing, Quality of Service (QoS), security, wireless LANs, voice transport, content networking, network management, IPv6, IP multicast, and storage networking.



book cover
Campus Network Design Fundamentals
By Diane Teare, Catherine Paquet
...............................................
Publisher: Cisco Press
Pub Date: December 08, 2005
ISBN: 1-58705-222-9
Pages: 408
 



Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   About the Authors
   About the Technical Reviewers
   Acknowledgments
   Icons Used in This Book
   Introduction
    Part I:  Designing Networks
          Chapter 1.  Network Design
      What Is Design?
      Design Principles
      Modular Network Design
      Summary
      Endnotes
    Part II:  Technologies: What you Need to know and why you Need to know it
          Chapter 2.  Switching Design
      Making the Business Case
      Switching Types
      Spanning Tree Protocol
      Virtual LANs
      Multilayer Switching and Cisco Express Forwarding
      Switching Security
      Switching Design Considerations
      Summary
      Endnotes
          Chapter 3.  Pv4 Routing Design
      Making the Business Case
      IPv4 Address Design
      IPv4 Routing Protocols
      IPv4 Routing Protocol Selection
      Summary
      Endnotes
          Chapter 4.  Network Security Design
      Making the Business Case
      Hacking
      Vulnerabilities
      Threats
      Mitigating Technologies
      SAFE Campus Design
      Summary
      Endnotes
          Chapter 5.  Wireless LAN Design
      Making the Business Case
      Wireless Technology Overview
      Wireless Security
      Wireless Management
      Wireless Design Considerations
      Summary
      Endnotes
          Chapter 6.  Quality of Service Design
      Making the Business Case
      QoS Requirements for Voice, Data, Video, and Other Traffic
      QoS Models
      QoS Tools
      QoS Design Guidelines
      Summary
      Endnotes
          Chapter 7.  Voice Transport Design
      What Is Voice Transport?
      Quality of Service
      VoIP Components
      IP Telephony Components
      Voice Coding and Compression Techniques
      Bandwidth Requirements
      IP Telephony Design
      Voice Security
      Summary
      Endnotes
          Chapter 8.  Content Networking Design
      Making the Business Case
      Content Networking
      Content Caches and Content Engines
      Content Routing
      Content Distribution and Management
      Content Switching
      Designing Content Networking
      Summary
      Endnotes
          Chapter 9.  Network Management Design
      Making the Business Case
      ISO Network Management Standard
      Network Management Protocols and Tools
      Managing a Network
      Network Management Design
      Summary
      Endnotes
          Chapter 10.  Other Enabling Technologies
      IP Multicast
      Increasing Network Availability
      Storage Networking
      IP Version 6
      Summary
      Endnotes
    Part III:  Designing Your Network: How to Apply What You Know
          Chapter 11.  Case Study Context: Venti Systems
      Background Information and Context
      Network Requirements After Acquisitions Are Complete
      Summary
          Chapter 12.  Case Study Solution: Venti Systems
      Design Model
      Switching
      Security
      IP Addressing and Routing Protocol
      E-Mail
      QoS and Voice
      Wireless
      Network Management
      Future Considerations
      Summary
      Endnotes
    Part IV:  Appexdixes
          Appendix A.  References
     
          Appendix B.  Network Fundamentals
      Introduction to Networks
      Protocols and the OSI Model
      LANs and WANs
      Network Devices
      Introduction to the TCP/IP Suite
      Routing
      Addressing
      Comprehensive Example
      Summary
          Appendix C.  Decimal-Binary Conversion
      Decimal-to-Binary Conversion Chart
      Decimal Numbers
      Binary Numbers
      Converting Binary IP Addresses to Decimal
      Converting Decimal IP Addresses to Binary
          Appendix D.  Abbreviations
   Index