Designing a network topology
Network design projects comprise four distinct phases: requirements analysis, logical design,
physical design and testing. Designing a network topology is the first step in the logical design
phase. A topology is a high-level blueprint of a network, similar to an architectural drawing for a
building. After reading this chapter, you will know more about preparing secure, redundant,
hierarchical topologies. The topologies will be a useful tool to help you and your customer begin
the process of moving from a logical design to a physical implementation of the customer's
Read Chapter 5,
a network topology
, from Top-Down Network Design
written by Priscilla Oppenheimer and
published by Cisco Press.
This was first published in September 2006
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