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Network planning templates - please help

Hi all

I am really after some kind of planning template that an engineer / designer would use on a new site, for example a campus. for example requirements, and specification, to config etc, and implementation plan.

Im struggling to find something to work with, is there anyone who can help me?

following the PPDIOO model if possible

Many thanks



Network planning templates - please help

1) This all depends on the needs of the specific company that is looking at a campus enviornment.

2) I'll just throw out some basics.

Let's say you have 3 different buildings, each connected through fiber. Each building will have an access layer, which is generally responsible for connecting to end user machines, network printers etc etc. From the access layer, it will go

to the distribution layer which will provide aggregation (summarization if you want, ACL policies etc etc) from the distribution layer it will connected to the core layer.

Let's say each building had 10 2960 access switches per vlan, and each building has a distribution of a  3 switch 3750 stack, which then connected to the core of dual 6500 series switches running VSS. Now, this is just a basic template. Various other decisions will need to be made as well, such as redundant links, specific routing protocol you want to use, if you need to implement QoS for VoIP, or delay sensitive applications.

3) You can also have a datacenter and internet edge layers.

The datacenter layer will house all of your servers, ESX hosts if you have them etc etc. You will generally want very fast connections between devices within the data center.

Your Internet Edge layer will be the routers that you use to connect to the internet as well as other remote offices you may or may not have.

Once again, this is all very basic, and it all depends on who you are designing it for and there wants and wishes, as well as how much money they want to spend.

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Network planning templates - please help

Hi there

I have no issue with the design itself, its more the documentation to show the management, ie site requirements to the design, and the config ,drawings etc.  I was wondering if anyone has a specific design template they use to capture all of this amd show to management, like a design spec following the PPDIOO model

hope you can help



Network planning templates - please help

I don't know off the top of my head, but you could search for PPDIOO model and you could probably get one. And or PPDIOO visio diagram on google. Those two would be a good place to start.

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