A systems analysis approach to enterprise network design 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 ATM traffic management, IETF controlled-load and guaranteed services, IP multicast, and advanced switching, queuing, and routing algorithms Develop network designs that provide the high bandwidth and low delay required for real-time applications such as multimedia, distance learning, and videoconferencing Identify the advantages and disadvantages of various switching and routing protocols, including transparent bridging, Inter-Switch Link (ISL), IEEE 802.1Q, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP4 Effectively incorporate new technologies into enterprise network designs, including VPNs, wireless networking, and IP Telephony Top-Down Network Design, Second Edition, is a practical and comprehensive guide to designing enterprise networks that are reliable, secure, and manageable. Using illustrations and real-world examples, it teaches a systematic method for network design that can be applied to campus LANs, remote-access networks, WAN links, and large-scale internetworks. You will learn to analyze business and technical requirements, examine traffic flow and QoS requirements, and select protocols and technologies based on performance goals. You will also develop an understanding of network performance factors such as network utilization, throughput, accuracy, efficiency, delay, and jitter. Several charts and job aids will help you apply a top-down approach to network design. This Second Edition has been revised to include new and updated material on wireless networks, virtual private networks (VPNs), network security, network redundancy, modularity in network designs, dynamic addressing for IPv4 and IPv6, new network design and management tools, Ethernet scalability options (including 10-Gbps Ethernet, Metro Ethernet, and Long-Reach Ethernet), and networks that carry voice and data traffic. Top-Down Network Design, Second Edition, has a companion website at http://www.topdownbook.com, which includes updates to the book, links to white papers, and supplemental information about design resources. 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.
This unique book offers a vendor-neutral approach for designing large local area networks according to business or organizational needs, rather than from a product perspective. Author and independent network design consultant Kevin Dooley outlines "top-down network design" for building a technological infrastructure to fit your organization's requirements, a process far more effective and cost-efficient than fitting the organization to the parameters of a shrink-wrapped proprietary solution.Dooley argues that the design of a network is largely independent of the products used. Whether you use a Cisco or Juniper router, the same security issues and protocols apply. The questions he addresses in this book are need-specific: Do I use a router or a switch? Should I route between switched areas or switch between routed areas?Designing Large-Scale LANs covers everything from security, bandwidth and scalability to network reliability, which includes backup, redundancy, and points of failure. Specific technologies are analyzed in detail: network topologies, routing and switching strategies, wireless, virtual LANs, firewalls and gateways, security, Internet protocols, bandwidth, and multicast services. The book also discusses proprietary technologies that are ubiquitous, such as Cisco's IOS and Novell's IPX.This complete guide to top-down network design will help you choose the right network solutions. If you're designing large scale networks and need expert advice and guidance, look no further than Designing Large-Scale LANs.
This is the only computer book to focus completely on infrastucture security: network devices, protocols and architectures. It offers unique coverage of network design so administrators understand how they should design and protect their enterprises. Network security publishing has boomed in the last several years with a proliferation of materials that focus on various elements of the enterprise. * This is the only computer book to focus completely on infrastucture security: network devices, protocols and architectures * It offers unique coverage of network design so administrators understand how they should design and protect their enterprises * Helps provide real practical solutions and not just background theory
Cisco Unity Deployment and Solutions Guide shows you how to integrate Cisco Unity with Cisco IP-based communication solutions, including Cisco CallManager. Part I introduces you to the Cisco Unity architecture and teaches you about the Cisco Unity feature set. Part II helps you design and deploy a unified message solution with Cisco Unity, and Part III helps you manage and administer your solution by leveraging the tools within Cisco Unity. Cisco Unity Deployment and Solutions Guide teaches you all that you need to know about designing, deploying, and managing a sustainable, unified messaging solution.
A complete guide to Macintosh networking for the novice through expert--with information on design, installation and management of AppleTalk networks. Plus connecting Macs to other platforms, including PCs, UNIX and DEC VAX. Table of Contents: Part One--Introducing Networking; Part Two--Installing an AppleTalk Network; Part Three--Managing an AppleTalk Network; Part Four--Using an AppleTalk Network; Part Five--Working with Other Computer Platforms; Appendixes; Index.
A comprehensive, business-oriented introduction to local area networks and client server architecture! This comprehensive resource presents in-depth coverage of the theory, concepts, technology, installation and management of business LANs! It includes everything the reader needs to successfully implement and troubleshoot local area network-based client/server information systems.
Computer Networks: A comprehensive top-down approach explores the key principles of computer networking, with examples drawn from the real world of network and protocol design. Using the Internet as the primary example, this best-selling and classic textbook explains various protocols and networking technologies. The top-down oriented approach encourages students to think about how individual network components fit into a larger, complex system of interactions. This book has a completely updated content with expanded coverage of the topics of utmost importance to networking professionals and students, including 5G, WiFi, network security, and network applications. There is now increased focus on application layer issues where innovative and exciting research and design is currently the center of attention. Other topics include network design and architecture; the ways users can connect to a network; the concepts of switching, routing, and internetworking; end-to-end protocols; congestion control and resource allocation; and end-to-end data. This book is written for graduate or upper-division undergraduate classes in computer networking. It will also be useful for industry professionals retraining for network-related assignments, as well as for network practitioners seeking to understand the workings of network protocols and the big picture of networking. - Completely updated content with expanded coverage of the topics of utmost importance to networking professionals and students. - Increased focus on application layer issues where innovative and exciting research and design is currently the center of attention
Data Communications and Networks uses a top-down, Internet-focussed approach to tackle the problem of communication system design. An integrated approach is taken to networks and data communications, with an emphasis that starts from the top level requirements and works downwards, describing how such requirements are fulfilled by lower layers of the transmission chain. While the book contains sufficient detail to provide an excellent foundation, clarity is paramount and care is taken not to swamp the reader with information to the point where the underlying concepts are obscured. The Internet is used as the principle example of a communication system, allowing the reader to follow the system from the application layers, with source coding and security, through the network, with naming and routing algorithms, down to transport and physical aspects of a communication system. Modern techniques such as mobile radio, Voice over IP, and ASDL, are covered, while more traditional aspects such as circuit switching, which still form a significant part of current systems, are not overlooked. By providing a technical introduction and including application examples, this text will have significant appeal to final year students, postgraduates and professionals with a science or engineering background wishing to gain a basic understanding of the key concepts behind data communications engineering.
"The cable industry is in the midst of a revolution. Existing cable systems that were engineered for broadcast television are being called on to support a host of new applications and services which require upgrading those cable systems to high-speed, two-way communications networks. Consumers, industry analysts, and policy observers are asking: Where is digital TV headed? Will I be able to get it on cable? Is interactive TV for real? What new services will be offered? OpenCable Architecture is the first book to focus on this new technology, answering these questions and describing how the components of an OpenCable network interconnect."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
An excellent self study tool or useful supplement to the actual Cisco training class, this title defines the Cisco-recommended campus network design, then provides an in-depth look at Layer 2 switching technologies such as Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), VLAN technologies, frame tagging protocols, VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP), and Dynamic Trunk Protocol (DTP).