S4C1 CN Worksheet - Name Date Chapter 1 Hierarchical...

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Name __________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Chapter 1 – Hierarchical Network Design Study Guide Tips for success: While answering the questions read Chapter 1, review the summary, and complete the practice Quiz. After completion of this chapter, you should be able to: Describe how a hierarchical network model is used to design networks. Explain the structured engineering principles for network design: Hierarchy, Modularity , Resiliency , Flexibility . Describe the three layers of a hierarchical network and how they are used in network design. Identify the benefits of a hierarchical design. Describe the Cisco Enterprise Architecture Model. Describe the three new business network architectures: borderless network architecture, collaboration network architecture, and the data center or virtualization network architecture. 1. Why is it important to determine the size of a network before determining a design? It is important to determine the size of the network so the network infrastructure can be less complex and more organized. 2. Briefly describe the following network design principles: a. Hierarchy – useful for designing a reliable network infrastructure. Breaks the complex problem of network design into smaller and more manageable areas b. Modularity – separating various functions that exist on a network into modules, makes it easier to design the network. Examples include: enterprise campus, services block, data center and internet edge c. Resiliency –
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  • Spring '16
  • Data center, Network architecture, Enterprise Campus, hierarchical network

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