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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Scaling Networks

Chapter Description

This chapter introduces strategies that can be used to systematically design a highly functional network, such as the hierarchical network design model, the Cisco Enterprise Architecture, and appropriate device selections.

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Key Terms

This chapter uses the following key terms. You can find the definitions in the Glossary.

  • hierarchical network page 3
  • Cisco Enterprise Architecture page 3
  • enterprise network page 4
  • reliability page 5
  • access layer page 6
  • distribution layer page 6
  • core layer page 6
  • Enterprise Campus page 8
  • port density page 8
  • redundancy page 8
  • Server Farm and Data Center Module page 8
  • Services Module page 8
  • Enterprise Edge page 9
  • Service Provider Edge page 9
  • failure domain page 9
  • multilayer switch page 10
  • cluster page 11
  • EtherChannel page 11
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) page 12
  • link aggregation page 13
  • load-balancing page 14
  • wireless access point (AP) page 15
  • link-state routing protocol page 15
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) page 15
  • Single-Area OSPF page 16
  • Multiarea OSPF page 16
  • Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) page 17
  • distance vector routing protocol page 17
  • Protocol Dependent Modules page 17
  • fixed configuration page 19
  • modular configuration page 19
  • stackable configuration page 19
  • forwarding rates page 22
  • wire speed page 22
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) page 23
  • application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) page 25
  • branch router page 28
  • network edge router page 28
  • service provider router page 29
  • Cisco IOS page 30
  • in-band management page 31
  • out-of-band management page 31
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