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CCNP Routing and Switching Quick Reference Library: ROUTE 300-101, SWITCH 300-115, and TSHOOT 300-135 Quick References by Brent Stewart, Denise Donohue

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Chapter 8. Campus Network Design

An enterprise campus generally refers to a network in a specific geographic location. It can be within one building or span multiple buildings near each other. Large enterprises might have multiple campuses connected by a WAN. For the purposes of the CCNP Switch exam, a campus network includes the Ethernet LAN portions of a network outside the data center. Using models to describe the network architecture divides the campus into several internetworking functional areas, thus simplifying design, implementation, and troubleshooting.

The Hierarchical Design Model

Cisco has used the three-level hierarchical design model for years, but it is still relevant. The hierarchical design model divides a network into three ...

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