Enterprise Campus Design: Multilayer Architectures and Design Principles
This session features best practices for deploying the Cisco Multilayer Campus Model with an emphasis on high availability. It focuses on the technology alternatives related to an enterprise campus network. The session contains design and implementation guidance on technology and protocol alternatives like NSF/SSO, HSRP, GLBP, Spanning Tree (PVSTP+), and Rapid Spanning Tree (Rapid PVST+). Software features and design principles for each layer of the hierarchical network model are covered. Detailed examples are presented of failure analysis scenarios and LAN and Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) tuning related to enterprise networks. Finally the session treats common pitfalls such as asymmetrical routing, unicast flooding, and routing black holes and provides best practices for optimising an enterprise campus network to support today's business applications. This session is for attendees responsible for the design, deployment, operations, and management of enterprise campus networks. Introductory knowledge of Spanning Tree, routing protocols, and LAN switching is recommended.