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Optimal Routing Design by Alvaro Retana, Don Slice, Russ White

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Chapter 3. EIGRP Network Design

The previous two chapters described many of the important network design techniques used to meet the design goals of high resiliency, manageability, and scalability. Now it is time to put these techniques into practice using the Cisco advanced distance vector routing protocol, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP). These techniques will be applied to the networks shown in Figure 3-1.

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Figure 3-1 Large-Scale Three-Layer Hierarchical Network

For more information on how EIGRP functions, refer to Appendix A, “EIGRP for IP Basics of Operation.” EIGRP has numerous advantages over its link-state routing protocol ...

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